Full Day Programs over the School Holidays

Maplewood has full day programs available for people aged 7 and older (yes, adults are welcome and encouraged to join in!) over the school holidays in December and January.

Register for the Holiday Full Day Programs now!
Equestrian Lessons

Find out more about our lesson programs.

Camps

Summer, Holiday, and PD Day full-day programs for participants of all ages.

Clinics and Events

Extra-special learning opportunities, Learn To Ride exams, and other events.

Boarding

Discover our high standard of care in our boarder barn.

Show Team

For those who wish to challenge themselves at various levels of competition.

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our school horses

We commit to the lifetime of our school horses. They are school masters, athletes, teachers, competitors, but most importantly, part of our family.

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Clinics

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Clinic with Patrick Evans

Patrick Evans has been running clinics at Maplewood for many years now and they always sell out.  Sessions will all be 45 minute private lessons with the choice of hunter/jumper or dressage disciplines. 

Keep watch for dates for 2022!
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Clinic with Erin Grace

Erin Grace is a popular clinician at Maplewood!  All sessions will be in a group format of 3 people for 1 hour.  Sessions are for hunter/jumper or dressage disciplines.

Keep watch for dates for 2022!

Upcoming Events

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DEC

Holiday Full Day Programs

8:30 am to 4 pm at Maplewood Equestrian Centre

Small group full day programs filled with equestrian activities. Riding lessons, theory, anatomy, stable management, horse-related fun and games! Appropriate for people of all skill levels and for anyone aged 7 and older. Yes, adults are welcome and encouraged to join in too!

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Extra Lesson Days

9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Maplewood Equestrian Centre

Private sessions, 1.5 hours each, incorporating 30 minutes to prepare the horse for the riding portion, 30 minutes in the arena with the coach, and finishing up with 20 to 30 minutes to prepare the horse to return to its paddock. Appropriate for people of all skill levels and for anyone aged 4 and older.

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DEC

Holiday Full Day Programs

8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Maplewood Equestrian Centre

Small group full day programs filled with equestrian activities. Riding lessons, theory, anatomy, stable management, horse-related fun and games! Appropriate for people of all skill levels and for anyone aged 7 and older. Yes, adults are welcome and encouraged to join in too!

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Summer Camps

Summer Camps at Maplewood offer a variety of different programs for those both new to riding and experienced equestrians.

  • Summer Equestrian Camp
  • Pony Club (for ages 4 to 6)
  • Competition Camp
  • Rider Levels (Equestrian Canada Learn to Ride Program)
  • Trail Camp

We provide a small-group environment (maximum of 6 people in a group) with the groups typically divided by skill level. Most of the day spent with the horses: learning to groom and care for the horse, learning to ride, working through a workbook for horse-related activities, anatomy, theory, and many other fun elements. Participants make great strides in their equestrian abilities!

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Registration will open in January for the 2022 Summer Season!
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Riding Areas

Our Coaches

Our coaches tailor the lessons to each student's skills and goals. We are proud to offer lessons in both French and English with such talented coaches:

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Michelle - Head Coach

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I have been working with horses since 2003, coaching since 2011.  I have completed Level 8 through Equestrian Canada's Learn to Ride Program.  I have competed in dressage (Gold First and Second Levels), and hunter and jumper at the Silver levels.  I love to bring my multi-discipline knowledge to all of my students to help them achieve any goals they may have.

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Rebecca - Certified Competition Coach

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I am an NCCP EC Certified Competition Coach in English Equestrian sports.  I have been riding and training horses for more than 30 years, and have 20 years of coaching experience across many disciplines. Specializing in Dressage, I am trained to 4th Level with some experience lessoning on Prix St. Georges and Grand Prix horses under several notable FEI coaches.

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Catherine
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I have been riding since 2011 and have been coaching since 2017. I have experience coaching both beginners and experienced riders alike. As a coach, my goal is to extend my knowledge to students of all ages so that they are able to achieve their riding goals!

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Sophie
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I started at Maplewood as a youth, took a break from riding as I pursued competitive gymnastics, but returned to riding and Maplewood as a young teen. I have been working at Maplewood as a Lesson Prep Leader and in the barns for many years. I have taken on the role of Head Lesson Prep Leader, responsible for ensuring the training of the staff who look after the preparation phases of the lessons. I also enjoy sharing in the coaching of the Summer Camp programs, especially getting to know all of the new students who begin their equestrian adventures with a summer camp!

Full Service Indoor Board

We offer top quality care for your equine family member. Our boarding barn is separate from the lesson barn, allowing boarders to enjoy a relaxed and intimate environment.

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The Maplewood difference!

We are please to offer our boarders a relaxing and private boarding experience. Though we do run a school program, we are fortunate to have 2 barns to be able to separate our school from our boarders/lessees. This allows our boarders and lessees to have access to their own barn.

The Silver Barn (our name for the boarder barn) is connected to the indoor arena, with a tack room (saddle rack, shelving, and a tack cubby for each horse), and indoor wash stall.

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Services

12 x 12 ft stalls with rubber mats mucked daily, grain fed 1 to 2 times daily, turn out/in daily in groups of 3 to 5 horses, reverse turnout in the heat of the summer, heated water troughs in winter, blanketing for weather, holding for in-house vet and farrier, access to the 10 acre pasture in the summer, access to all of our riding areas, and night check done daily (around 10 pm) to ensure safe, happy and healthy horses.  Additional services may be available for a fee, upon request.

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Nutrition Program

We take pride in sourcing and providing quality hay to all of our horses.  Free choice hay while outside, and hay fed 1 to 2 times daily while turned in.  We are pleased to be a Purina barn and are able to provide a nutrition program for any of your horse's needs.  Our Basic Nutrition Package includes a Purina product for vitamins and minerals, flax, and salt.  Additional Purina grains are available should your horse require additional calories.

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Join our Lesson Program

We recommend joining our lesson program to help keep up and build the positive connection between you and your equine partner.  This is not mandatory, but with 4 coaches on our team, we are sure to be able to assist you in progressing through any of your equine goals.  Lessons to boarders are offered at a discounted rate.

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Show Team

We are so happy to offer a wide range of competition experiences for riders of all levels. Our show team ranges from the newcomer and walk/trot divisions at our in-house and schooling shows, to silver dressage and bronze hunter.

Our goal is to create and safe and supportive environment for our students and boarders to progress through the levels. We run a show team meeting and different clinic sessions to help competitors (and parents!) prepare for the show season. Show Team Meeting 2021: Date, time and location to be determined.

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Applications to be part of the 2022 Show Team (current students only) will be available in January 2022

We are always looking for corporate sponsors to donate prizes, cash awards, trophies, and ribbons for our in-house show series. Our in-house shows are a celebration of the partnership between our students and our school horses and sponsorships are an important part of this celebration!

Just email Rhonda at info@maplewoodec.ca for sponsorship information!

Meet our Partners in Care

We can't do what we do without the support of these incredible professionals:

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Russell equine

Russell Equine is our "house vet" for our school horses and boarded horses. We consider our relationship with the veterinarians to be one of the most critical for the long-term health and well-being of the horses in our care. The knowledge, attention to detail, and level of care that they bring to their practice means that they understand the needs and requirements of the horses, and their owners.

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Yvan Roy

Yvan Roy has been the "house farrier" for the school horses and the boarded horses since we began in 2009. Yvan is another critical member of the Maplewood team in the care of the horses. His expertise as a farrier has been instrumental in managing more than simply the hoof health. Yvan took his first farrier course in 1992 and currently provides farrier services to many horses and barns east of Ottawa.

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Grace Equine massage

Erin Grace provides comfort and improved health to many of our school horses and boarders through her massage therapy practice. She is able to improve the lives of our retired schoolies and to reduce the stress and strains associated with being a school horse for our active schoolies. Erin is an important part of giving the school horses the resources they need in order to be the superstars that they are in our lesson program!

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Fred agri-service

Fred Agri-Service supplies all of the Purina grains that we feed to the Maplewood horses. Most of our horses require only the vitamins and minerals found in Equi-Eez or EZ-Balance, but we are also happy to provide a full selection of Purina products to the not-so-easy-keepers!

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Stuff-It Saddle fitting

Vicky Chalmers started saddle fitting in 2005 after an apprenticeship with Christian Lowe. She trained with other fitters and companies over the years to broaden her knowledge. Vicky has been keeping Maplewood's horses comfortably saddled by making adjustments to the fit of the saddles as the horses' body shapes change over time and by making recommendations for tack and equipment that will benefit the horse and rider.

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Ontario Equestrian

Ontario Equestrian is our provincial organization for the horse industry. They provide leadership for lesson programming and coaching certification. Memberships are important for members of the show team, owners of horses, and anyone wanting to take advantage of special programs. Membership also includes insurance coverage for equestrians.

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Looking to do a Highschool Co-op Placement?

Get in touch today to see if Maplewood could be the place for you!

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3178 Dunning Road, Sarsfield, Ontario
info@maplewoodec.ca
(613) 510-1200

Maplewood and covid-19

Safety and health comes first.

We will do our part in protecting the health and safety of our coaches, staff, students, family and friends. We try to be leaders in creating programs and procedures for maintaining physical distancing, wearing masks, vaccinating (when possible!), sanitizing of surfaces, tack, and equipment, and training and education. We expect everyone to stay at home if they (or someone they live with) is experiencing any symptoms or has travelled recently. Only by everyone working together are we able to provide the right environment for horses and people to come together.

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