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.
new general manager
The Club is hiring a new General Manager. We hope to have news on this in May.
show season starts off well
We held the Dogwood 1 on 10 April (see a few photos from the day below). The Spring Fling was held very successfully on 16 and 17 April thanks to the organisers, volunteers, officials, competitors and some wonderful weather.
upcoming dressage shows
The schedule is up for Dogwood 2 (May 1). Be aware of traffic delays with the Vancouver Marathon on the day.
The Spring Gold show (May 13 - 15) has great prizes and sponsors and extra fun classes with a four bar and prix caprilli. There are free events each evening for competitors. For those hauling in, the stabling has been upgraded with new mats in each stall as well as new tarps over the majority of the stalls. We look forward to seeing you here,
working WITH posAbilities
We have teamed up with posAbilities.ca - an organisation supporting those with developmental disabilities. We have a clothing collection bin beside the indoor arena for unwanted clothing, bedding, towels and similar items in any condition. Proceeds of the bin sales are shared with our horse rescue and rehabilitation program.