About the Campbell River Trail Riders
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
The first Campbell River Trail Riders started out 50+ years
ago. In 1991 the club leased a 32 acre site from the Municipality.
In the first 5 years we logged, cleared, built an access
road and constructed two 20 stall barns, a completely fenced 150’ x
300’ arena, outdoor paddocks, outbuildings, and grassed
visitors areas. Since 2000 we have added a portable round pen, a
100’ x l50’ warm up ring,
3 sets of bleachers for viewers, sprinkler system to both rings, water to paddocks, 1 storage building and Dressage Judging stand. In 2015 we added a bunkhouse cabin with 10 beds / living- kitchen area and it is now ready for renting . We are planning new and exciting
additions to our facilities in the future.
River Trail Riders has achieved its dreams and goals
through the dedication of its membership
– Diana Kretz
Horse shows and clinics to improve horsemanship skills are
part of a broad program that includes trail rides, camps
and celebrations as well as meetings and “work bees”
to achieve our goals. Membership is open to all ages. Horse
ownership is not a requirement. Members can choose their
level of involvement. Volunteers
Our organization is about partnership, with our community,
with each other and with our wonderful equine friends.
We have hosted diverse community events, ranging from
the Girl Guides to the production company
of “The Scarlet Letter,” horse logging
exhibition and have proudly hosted twice the RCMP
Musical Ride. For several years we have hosted
a fund raising trail ride with the proceeds donated to
the Canadian Cancer Society and the United
Way. Two years ago we introduced a Competitive
Trail Ride, as well as a Western Cattle Working Weekend
and Island Challenge Team Penning Competition. Trail rides
are open to everyone.
There are many activities and educational opportunities
for people and horses to enjoy. Whether you ride everyday,
have the occasional ride or dream of the day you will,
there is something for everyone in our club. The Campbell
River Trail riders hold regular meetings where members
get to know each other and participate.