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There is a large community of equestrians in and around Victoria.  What a lovely place for a pleasant ride!  Here are some options for riding (including lessons/boarding/therapy) in and around Victoria.

Please call or click on the link to each stable for hours/rates etc.  See map below for locations.

Ocean Breeze Stables – Witty Beach Rd., Metchosin, BC Ph# 250-589-5891

Ocean Breeze Stables Inc. is a horse training, riding and boarding facility located in scenic Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada. Metchosin is a rural suburb of Victoria, and is located approximately 30 minutes from Victoria and 20 minutes from Sooke.

We strive on being a fun and relaxed stable, helping children and adults enjoy and further the bond between rider and horse. We currently offer training services, horseback riding instruction, transport, sales and purchase consultation and horse boarding opportunities.

Valle Vista Stables – 6281 Lochside Dr., Saanichton, BC Ph# 250-888-1131

Starting at just $50 per hour per rider, we can provide country trail rides close to Victoria. For more adventuresome riders we will trailer to the beach or the Malahat mountain for adventurous rides in the forrest. Call us today to book your ride, we can’t always accommodate drop ins.

Offering pick up and drop off service from downtown Victoria for only $10 per person.

Kiowa Farm – 5435 Kiowa Rd., Victoria  Ph# 250-858-5330

Kiowa Farm, home of Forward Equestrian Inc., is a unique special purpose equestrian and wellness centre serving the Greater Victoria area and beyond since 2010. Through a combination of integrated programs and services, the centre has established a solid footing in equine and animal-assisted therapy and learning, nature based preschool programs, birthday parties, equestrian camps,and related programming.

Alpine Stables – 3700 Holland Ave., Cobble Hill, BC Ph# 250-743-6641

Enjoy sweeping ocean and valley views. A great opportunity to experience the unspoiled West Coast wilderness. Our trails are expertly guided and the horses are suitable for all levels of riders.

We offer a large variety of lessons for adults, tots, kids and tees.

Harrison School of Horsemanship – 809 Downey Rd., N. Saanich, BC  Ph# 250-544-0737

With over 30 years of experience, and having met every conceivable challenge that teaching riding can present, Kathy is among the most highly respected instructors in the area. She pays careful attention to the capability and potential of each student, and tailors each program to suit the individual and give them the best chance of success. With Kathy as your coach, you are sure to do well!

Cedar Vista Stables – 4060 Happy Valley Rd., Metchosin Ph#250-391-1484

Cedar Vista offers Dressage and Hunter/Jumper lessons to all levels of rider from beginner through advanced levels with an emphasis on all aspects of horsemanship.We also offer full horse training services as well as horse sales with a program customized to each individual horse.

Cedar Vista promotes a casual, fun atmosphere with a professional attitude and safety as our first priority. We offer many unique riding opportunities for riders of all ages and levels both competitive and pleasure riders.

Tasis Equistrian Centre – 5553 Old W. Saanich Rd., Victoria Ph#250-882-2037

The goal of Tasis Equestrian Centre is to create a solid foundation for horse and rider on the principles of knowledge and trust.  We use a hands on approach with our students and teach the full spectrum of horsemanship, not just how to ride, but how to take care and grow with horses. We have a pony breeding and training program specializing in the Welsh pony.  TasisEC is located at the heart of the Oldfield Valley nestled between vineyards and rolling hills just outside beautiful Victoria, BC.

Brookside Stables – 343 Caldecote Rd., Victoria Ph# 250-217-6364

Brookside Stables is a beautiful farm situated in Victoria, BC.  Brookside is a full service facility which specializes hunter/jumper and equation, also offering lessons in dressage and natural horsemanship.  We offer lessons for beginners to advanced riders of all ages.  All disciplines are welcome to join our family atmosphere barn.

We offer training, boarding, leases, and lesson programs as well as horses and ponies for sale. If you are a competitive rider looking to show or a pleasure rider you will be welcome at Brookside. We have miles of trails including Beaver/Elk lake one direction, and Durrance lake the other.

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About the Author:

I've lived in Victoria over 30 years and I still can't believe how great this city really is! My husband, Bruce, and I have traveled the world but coming home to Victoria is still quite often a celebration. Together, we want to share our love of the city and the area by giving you an 'insider's' insights of where to go - what to do - and how to get there!

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