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Elk-Beaver Lake Equestrian Society presents


Trailering clinic with Laura Foxgord

Saturday May 27 2017
9 AM – 1 PM
Elk-Beaver Lake Equestrian Centre Parking Lot

Do you wish that a horse you know would just – step on board? Come find out how to get him thinking that way. This lively clinic will feature a trailer safety lecture and loading demonstration by Laura followed by lots of opportunities for individual practice with your horse. Angle and straight haul trailers will be on site if you don’t have your own. Auditors welcome. Concession available on site.

EBLES Member with horse $45 (proof of HCBC membership required)
Non-member with horse $55 (proof of HCBC membership required)
EBLES member auditor $15
Non-member auditor $25

To reserve a spot for yourself and your horse:

Download the Registration Form.

Questions? Contact JoAnne Nelson at

Mail the form with your cheque (Elk-Beaver Lake Equestrian Society) to:

JoAnne Nelson
Vice President , EBLES
956 Dunn Ave.
Victoria, BC V8X 2Z4

Download the Trailer Clinic Poster.

EBLES Annual Poker Ride & Trail Class

Over 40 riders attended our Annual Poker Ride on Sunday April 30, 2017. Funds were raised through the sale of 78 poker hands and entry fees for the 16 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 - course flagging, prize gathering, and tons of pre-event prep
  • Kristin - course flagging, cleaning the facilities, running cards, bringing in the last rider, set up and take down of the trail course, de-flagging the course, bringing coffee, and a whole lot more
  • Heather - financial guru, course flagging confirmation, prize organization, clean-up
  • Lara - organization
  • JoAnne, and Dianne - registration and hand collection
  • Claire - prize gathering
  • Lynn - handing out cards at Jennings Lane
  • Doug - data entry for hand sorting
  • Hilary - who showed up for a 2 hour shift and stayed for 4 covering every job from card distribution, trail class set up, hand collection and more
  • Diane J, Fiona, & Eric - who did an amazing job cramming 14 rigs into the parking lot so everyone had room to tie and to get out
  • Nicky - trail class whipper-in
  • Joyce - who was called at 11 am to distribute cards at noon, and to fill in for a volunteer who had taken ill
  • and Davin - who sold 50/50 tickets to everyone, including people simply passing through the Equestrian Centre!
Finally, thank-you to all the participants in the Poker Ride and the Trail Class who made this event possible.

Congratulations to the trail class winners: 1) Kristin, 2) Lara, 3) Laura, 4) Jo-anne, 5) Loranda, and 6) Makayla.

A big thanks to the 2017 Sponsors

Adrianna Hamm & Rockstar Horse Shows, Adrienne’s Tea Garden, Anny Scoones, Artisan Dental, Beach House Restaurant, Bleue Coyote Bar & Grill, Borden Mercantile, Brenda Robson, Buckerfields, Candian Tire Royal Oak, Claire Vessey, Davin Hobbs, Doreena Atkins, Eden Equine Veterinary, Elk Lake Garden Center, Equine Emporium, Fonbo Chinese Restaurant, Greenhawk, GSA Auto Rentals, Haro's Bar and Restaurant, Heather Afford, High Horse Tack, Hunt Valley Farm, Integrity Feeds, Island Equine Veterinary Service, JoAnne Nelson, Joe Maclean, Maureen Cosby, Karen Poynter, Kristin Hoel, Roger Barkley, Peninsula Co-Op, Prairie Inn Pub, R n R Diner, The Ridge Golf Course, The Roost Vineyard and Bistro, Saanich Parks and Rec., Sassy’s Family Restaurant, Shaw Animal Hospital, Swiftsure Equine (Danica), Victoria Saddlery, Willow Wind Tack and Feed

Upcoming Events for 2017

Saturday April 8, 2017, Used Tack Sale - EBLES Fundraiser
Sunday April 9, 2017, Work Party at Rings
Saturday April 22, 2017, Heart Horse Healing Energy Session (Round Pen only)
Sunday April 30, 2017, EBLES Poker Ride
Saturday May 6, 2017, VTRA Fundraiser
Sunday May 7, 2017, Appaloosa Horse Club
Saturday May 20, 2017, Heart Horse Healing Energy Session (Round Pen only)
Saturday May 27, 2017, EBLES Trailering Clinic with Laura Foxgard
Sunday June 4, 2017, Appaloosa Horse Club
Saturday June 24, 2017, Heart Horse Healing Energy Session **CANCELLED**
Sunday July 9, 2017, Appaloosa Horse Club
Saturday July 15, 2017, Heart Horse Healing Energy Session (Round Pen only)
Sunday July 16, 2017, Texas Rose Training Playday
Saturday August 19, 2017, Heart Horse Healing Energy Session (Round Pen only)
Sunday August 27, 2017, Appaloosa Horse Club
Saturday September 9, 2017, Heart Horse Healing Energy Session (Round Pen only)
Saturday September 23, 2017, Heart Horse Healing Energy Session (Round Pen only) TENTATIVE
Sunday September 24, 2017, Appaloosa Horse Club

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