On behalf of the entire staff at the Riding Academy at The Horse Palace, I would like to take this opportunity to extend you a very warm personal welcome.

Over the past 12 years, it has been both an honour and a privilege to provide a wide variety of equestrian activities to as broad a base of the general public as possible.

Whether it be novice lessons for first time riders, summer camps, or clinics, our number one priority has been, and will continue to be to deliver the highest quality of services and products as possible.

We sincerely thank you for placing your faith and confidence in us to provide you with safe, informative, educational and enjoyable equestrian experiences in a second-to-none environment.

Walter P. Shanly

“Horse Palace is dedicated to the development of solid foundations in
Horsemanship and Correct Riding Skills from novice to advanced levels, with Safety and the
Welfare of the horse and rider always being our foremost and primary concern.”

Summer Camps

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Current Events

Riding Academy Summercamps Commence June 22nd, 2015

Camp operates throughout July on a weekly basis.

Children’s Introductory Course Begins June 23th, 2015

Adult Introductory Course Begins June 25th, 2015

"Ode to a School Horse"

Way back when, think very hard, of the very first horse you ever rode. The unsung hero upon whose back you timidly, but safely strode.

He toils thru his classes, new riders each trip. New set of signals, a different grip.

They pull on his mouth when they want him to go. Then they hit him a crack for going too slow!

They bounce on his back and wobble all around And are sure it’s “his” fault if they hit the ground!

They lean forward and squeeze heels in his flanks. If he lays back his ears, they call him a “crank”!

They jerk his poor mouth; pull his head to and fro, “Why doesn’t he trot, I told him to go?”

When riders get better, they leave him behind. A better horse they are off to find.

A better horse they’ll never find, Than the dear old school horse they left behind!

Nancy Hammardlund