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

Over the past 13 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, advanced rider lessons, 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 a safe, informative, educational and enjoyable equestrian experience 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.”

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Current Events

THE RIDING ACADEMY WILL BE CLOSED FOR BUSINESS FROM JULY 28th, REOPENING ON SEPTEMBER 9th.

This closure is necessary to accommodate the Canadian National Exhibition. All enquiries should be directed to horsepalace@bellnet.ca during this time

Riding Academy Summer Camps commence June 26th, 2017 and run to July 28th, 2017

Camp operates throughout July on a weekly basis.

Children's Introductory Course - our next course begins Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

See our Introductory Courses page for a complete list of dates

Adult Introductory Courses - our next courses begin Saturday, September 9th and Thursday, September 14th, 2017

See our Introductory Courses page for a complete list of dates

"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