2018 Winter Events

 Sunday, February 4th 2018   –     PHC Play Day/ Gymkhana

Cost: $75.00 + HST ($84.75)
Time: 9:30am- 12:30pm                                      REGISTRATION
Gymkhana is an equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games for riders on horses. Gymkhana classes include timed speed events such as barrel racing, pole bending, keyhole race, flag race, musical mats, egg stomp and sack race.
Most of these events are designed to display precise, controlled actions and tight teamwork between horse, rider and team mates. A variety of classes for all ages and abilities of students are provided, allowing riders to compete at the speed level at which they are most capable and comfortable with.

Sunday, March 25th 2018   –     Parent Wine & Cheese

Cost: $60.00 + HST ($67.80)
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm                    REGISTRATION
Parents can enjoy a recreational ride on our school horses and learn some of the basic skills.
Lesson to be followed by a Wine & Cheese social.

Pickering Horse Centre has many different programs that are available for all levels of riders.


In House Horse Shows

The In House series horse shows are designed to introduce competition with good sportsmanship in mind.  These shows are open to all levels of riders that are current students at PHC, from beginners who are working on their basics to more advanced riders who are jumping small courses.  Ribbons are given out from 1st to 8th place for each class as well as Sportsmanship and Horsemanship awards.  With each placing competitors will earn points, At the end of the season top point earners will receive high award ribbons and trophies, name on our ‘Wall Of Fame’ plaques and prizes.

Skills Development Horse Shows

The Skills Development Competitions  are open to riders from other stables as well as those from Pickering Horse Centre. These shows allow students to experience a higher level of competition while gaining show ring experience!  Students that do not own or lease their own horse can rent one of the many experienced PHC school horses.  Similar to our In House series, ribbons are given out from 1st to 8th place for each class.  With each placing competitors will earn points, top point earners will receive overall ribbons and prizes at the end of the season.

Rider Level Testing

The Rider Level Testing is based on the Equestrian Canada Learn to Ride Program.  This program is for students who wish to learn safe horsemanship skills and practices.  The purpose of the program is to produce well-rounded horsemen, who are able to care for and ride their horse in a correct and safe manner.  To prepare for the testing students participate in monthly clinics at PHC to ensure that they have the skills needed for their level in both riding and stable management.

Horsemanship Club

This club provides an opportunity for students to further develop their riding skills and horse knowledge, both on and off the horse.  Club members will participate in a wide variety of activities including Gymkhana’s, clinics, practice rides, charity events and more.

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