Winter riding is great when the sun shines! We had a great ride this weekend. Both days were sunny and the air was crisp. The horses were glad to get out, as were we! We're taking a short break now - see you again in March!
It was cool but sunny and we had a great ride! The quiet stream that we reach on our 1.5 and 2 hour rides is looking good these days. That's Shine in the front and Rio in the back. Thanks for the fun ride, guys! We hope to see you in the saddle again some time!
Buy 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!
I'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.
The 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!
It 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!)
My 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!
Martina 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!
Texas 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.
Most 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'
Here's where we share photos and memories of some of our guests and the horses they get to call their own for an hour or two. Saddle up!