Southlands Riding Club
Southlands Riding Club has been providing a home for equestrian sport and recreation in the City of Vancouver since 1943. Located at the heart of the city's unique equestrian community in Southlands, the Club focuses on providing training opportunities for amateur athletes and horses at all levels, from grass roots to Grand Prix.
We're a non-profit society serving approximately 350 riding and non-riding members of all ages and interests. We are also "home" to groups that cater to youth, riders with special needs, polo players, and recreational trail riders. The Club encourages volunteer participation, and welcomes visitors at our many public events.
Riding facilities on the Club’s 16 acres include an indoor arena (100x210’), covered arena (100x245’), five outdoor rings for dressage and jumping, a large field, cross-country course, half-mile track, lunge ring/round pen, and event stabling.
While the Club does not offer horses to lease or hire, several of the stables in the area offer public lesson programs and summer camps. Contact information for these stables is included in our community link.
The Clubhouse, frequently used by community groups such as the New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society, STARS (Southlands Therapeutic Riding Society), Southlands Ratepayers Association, Vancouver Pony Club, Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities (PRDA), and Pacific Spirit Park Trail Riders, is available for rental and can accommodate groups of up to 75.
OUR VISION IS
That the Southlands Riding Club be recognized for its strong sense of community pride in a natural semi-rural setting and as a cohesive, beautiful and multi-faceted centre of excellence for all levels of equestrian endeavour within the City of Vancouver.
OUR MISSION IS
To protect and enhance Southlands Riding Club’s uniqueness and social economic well-being for present and future generations in addition to promoting recreational riding, the welfare of the horse, rider camaraderie, and excellence in a variety of equestrian sports through the provision of:
- Educational programs,
- Diverse facilities for riders of all levels,
- Special community events,
- Accountable and sustainable fiscal management,
- Member consultation,
- The development of a beautiful club, and
- A variety of competitions which provide training and riding opportunities for beginner to advanced which enhances Southlands Riding Club’s image and respects the multi-disciplinary nature of the membership.
First dressage show of 2016
We have a full schedule for the first percent day this Saturday, 30 January. The detailed schedule is available in the events calendar.
working WITH posAbilities
We have teamed up with posAbilities.ca - an organisation that supports children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities. We have placed a clothing collection bin on our property beside the indoor arena. We encourage everyone to drop off unwanted clothing, bedding, towels and other similar items in any condition. posAbilities collects the items and sells them by weight. They will share the proceeds of the bin sales with Southlands. Our share of the revenue will go towards the horse rescue and rehabilitation program. Everyone is a winner!
2016 MOCK HUNT
A great crowd turned out on a gorgeous, chilly day for the traditional annual New Year's Day Mock Hunt. The mock hunt has been held almost every year since the Club started and gives a feel of the excitement of traditional hunting without killing a real fox. More photos can be seen on the Galleries page.