<![CDATA[Glen Valley Stables <br />Vancouver’s best horse trail rides - Blog]]>Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:41:15 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Gift Certificates on sale!]]>Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:30:39 GMThttp://glenvalleystables.com/blog/gift-certificates-on-saleBuy the best Christmas present EVER before noon on December 24 and you’ll be the most popular person Christmas morning – plus you get a discount! Here’s the deal:

$5 off each 1 hour ride = $55
$10 off each 1.5 hour ride = $75
$15 off each 2 hour ride (the best deal!) = $90
Tax is included

We will either mail you a beautiful card stock certificate or send you an email certificate for that last minute, spectacular gift idea. Your loved one can book a ride this winter or wait until summertime to ride one of our fun, safe horses!

Text or call 778-710-1941 or email us email us through the form on our Contact Page. (And don’t forget to get a certificate for yourself, too!)

See you in the saddle!
<![CDATA[Pilgrim]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:08:38 GMThttp://glenvalleystables.com/blog/pilgrimI've posted this photo of Pilgrim before and when I came across it recently, I thought it deserved to be posted again. I took it on a snowy day last winter so it's not particularly fresh but it remains fabulous, just like the horse himself. It captures the intelligence and generosity of this wonderful gelding who has carried many guests over many miles for us here at Glen Valley Stables. Thank you, Pilgrim.
<![CDATA[Friends ride in the fall weather]]>Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:22:01 GMThttp://glenvalleystables.com/blog/friend-ride-in-the-fall-weatherThe whole weekend didn't get rained out - and we have proof! Here's a photo from Saturday of a Chilliwack rider and her Ontario friends who were out for a short visit. They were here for less than a week but they managed to fit in a trail ride. Smart women! (Horses are Freckles, Pilgrim and Traveller.) We'll still ride on dry days and let you cancel if the day you booked in advance is rainy - no charge.

And as always, you can see more photos of our pretty horses and fun rides if you follow us at the Glen Valley Stables Facebook page. See you there!
<![CDATA[Two cowgirls are back in the saddle]]>Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:24:39 GMThttp://glenvalleystables.com/blog/two-cowgirls-are-back-in-the-saddleIt was the end of a fun ride for Gene and a couple of cowgirls who hadn't been in the saddle for a while! One of the women won a gift certificate at the Circle F Poker Ride fundraiser and bumped up her 1 hour ride to 2 hours for her and her sister - one hour wasn't going to be anywhere near long enough! That's Freckles on the left, Hank in the middle and Annie (with Gene, of course!) on the right.

This fall weather is perfect riding weather. Even if it's not as sunny as it was yesterday, the cool, crisp air is perfect for an outdoor adventure - particularly when you're on a horse! (PS - you can see more photos of our rides on our Facebook page as we post there more regularly than we do here. Check it out and follow us for fabulous photos of beautiful horses!)
<![CDATA[A friend comes to ride]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:51:00 GMThttp://glenvalleystables.com/blog/a-friend-comes-to-rideMy long-distance walking buddy, Karen, thought it would be a great idea to bring her "daughter" Carmen and her actual daughter, Eva, for a ride to celebrate Carmen's birthday. We thought it was a great idea too! Karen rode her own horse, Polly, while Carmen rode Annie and Eva rode Traveller. We sure had a lot of fun! Thanks for bringing the girls to ride with us, Karen! I hope we get to see them in the saddle again!
<![CDATA[A beautiful ride]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:31:34 GMThttp://glenvalleystables.com/blog/a-beautiful-rideMartina was in Vancouver for a conference this week but she skipped out yesterday afternoon (shush! don't tell anyone 😉) for a ride around the park on Traveller. We had a wonderful ride! Thanks, Martina, for riding with us here at Glen Valley Stables - Traveller and I both enjoyed the cantering!
<![CDATA[Texas the big Appaloosa]]>Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:18:14 GMThttp://glenvalleystables.com/blog/texas-the-big-appaloosaTexas is our big, brown Appaloosa gelding with a ton of personality. I thought I'd post a couple of recent pictures of the big guy. This first one is of him telling us he's EXHAUSTED from carrying a little girl on her one-hour ride (yeah, right!). Freckles and Pilgrim were along on that ride, too.

And this second one is on a ride yesterday with his best buddy, Rio.
<![CDATA[Catching up!]]>Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:48:17 GMThttp://glenvalleystables.com/blog/july-03rd-2017Most of our photos have been going up on Facebook and not on our blog - sorry about that! So I thought I'd post a few recent photos here to catch up a little. You can always drop in at our Glen Valley Stables FB page to see fresh photos of our beautiful horses. We appreciate seeing you there and are always glad when people LIKE and SHARE our page. Thanks for checking in on us here at GVS!
Freckles and Pilgrim grazing amongst the flowers

Happy riders at the end of their ride, loving Freckles and Traveller!

A family celebrating Grandpa George's 60th birthday, with Gene

Shawn and his lovely daughters who get to come for a ride once a year... or more, if they can make it happen!

Annie is dwarfed by the long grass when we stop to give our horses a little 'snack'
<![CDATA[Oh no....]]>Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:25:24 GMThttp://glenvalleystables.com/blog/oh-noHow a perfectly clean horse gets dirty... right before you put a saddle on her and take her to the park for a ride. Sigh....

We'll do our best to clean her up before you come ride with us - promise! Call or text 604-649-9818 to book your ride on a CLEAN horse! www.glenvalleystables.com
<![CDATA[A fun company event]]>Mon, 29 May 2017 16:31:12 GMThttp://glenvalleystables.com/blog/a-fun-company-eventParagon Testing chose trail riding for their spring team-building outing and we thought that was a great idea! There were more of them than we had horses so on Friday afternoon, half the group set up their bbq on a picnic table and played bocce ball on the lawn while the other half rode down the trail. Then they switched places. Lots of smiling faces both on the horses and around the bbq! Thanks, Paragon, for choosing Glen Valley Stables for your group event!
If you have questions about hosting your own company event here at Glen Valley Stables, please give us a call at 604-649-9818. We'd be glad to hear from you! www.glenvalleystables.com