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EBLES Annual Poker Ride & Trail Class

44 riders attended our Annual Poker Ride on Sunday April 29, 2018. Funds were raised through the sale of 90 poker hands and entry fees for the ~20 participants of the Trail Class.

A special thanks to Adrianna Hamm who judged the Trail Class and came up with a very creative course.

Thank-you to the CRD Parks for allowing us to host this great event and for clearing a lot of overgrown trails the week before the ride.

A big thanks to all the volunteers:
  • Ted - parking, prize gathering, and post ride clean up
  • Molly - parking
  • Kristin - course flagging, cleaning the facilities, set up and take down of the trail course, de-flagging the course, bringing coffee, and a whole lot more
  • Lara - organization
  • JoAnne, Tony and Dianne - registration and hand collection
  • Claire and Pam - prize gathering
  • Pauline - handing out cards at Jennings Lane
  • Doug - data entry for hand sorting
  • Joyce - handing out cards at the bridge
  • Tony and Joan - helped with registration
Finally, thank-you to all the participants in the Poker Ride and the Trail Class who made this event possible.

A big thanks to the 2018 Sponsors

Adrienne's Tea Garden
Artisan Dental
Barb Pauline
Beach House Restaurant
Bleue Coyote Pub
Borden Mercantile
Canadian Tire (Royal Oak)
Caroline Wheatcroft
Cordova Bay Golf
Cunninghams Fas Gas
Diane Williams
Elk Lake Garden Center
Equine Emporium
Fonbo Chinese Restaurant
Glen Oaks Stables (Claire Vessey)
GSA Auto Rentals
High Horse Tack
Island Equine Vet. Service
Karen Brain
Kate Eriksen
Ken Enterprises
Kim Hunter
Kristin Hoel
Laura Foxgord - Sylvanus Farms
Pam Greenthumbs
Peninsula Co-Op
Prairie Inn Pub
R n R Diner
Roger Barclay
Roost Bakery Vineyard & Bistro
Saanich Parks and Rec.
Sassy's Family Restaurant
Swiftsure Equine
Victoria Saddlery
White Spot Restaurants

Upcoming Events for 2018

Sunday April 1, 2018, EBLES Used Tack Sale @ Queen's Corner - 5550 Forest Hill Road
Sunday April 15, 2018, EBLES Spring Work Party
Saturday April 21, 2018, Heart Horse Healing Energy Session (Round Pen only 2-4)
Saturday April 28, 2018, BC Competitive Trail Riding Association Clinic
Sunday April 29, 2018, EBLES Annual Poker Ride and Trail Class
Saturday May 5, 2018, VTRA Fundraiser
Sunday May 6, 2018, Appaloosa Horse Club
Sunday May 20, 2018, Prince Phillip Games - Greater Victoria Pony Club
Saturday June 2, 2018, Heart Horse Healing Energy Session (Round Pen only 2-4)
Sunday June 10, 2018, Appaloosa Horse Club
Sunday July 8, 2018, Appaloosa Horse Club
Saturday July 14, 2018, Heart Horse Healing Energy Session (Round Pen only 2-4)
Saturday August 18, 2018, Heart Horse Healing Energy Session (Round Pen only 2-4)
Sunday September 16, 2018, Appaloosa Horse Club
Saturday September 22, 2018, Heart Horse Healing Energy Session (Round Pen only 2-4)

To Book the Ring

The rings at Elk/Beaver Lake are a wonderful facility to host a one day show. There is the main hogfuel ring and a warm up sand ring. There is also a 20 metre round pen.

To book this facility, please contact:

Claire Vessey
or by phone, 250-391-1790

For all rentals, this document needs to be printed, completed and sent with full payment and damage deposit to Claire Vessey (contact info and address is on the forms):

Google Map to Elk/Beaver Lake

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Our address is:

720 Beaver Lake Road
Victoria, BC
V8Z 5M2

If you spot a sign for the "Equestrian Centre", you're almost there!

Directions to EBLES Rings

Adapted from a CRD Park map