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Cowichan District Riding Club
Jennifer Brownlow on Zara, the Connemara. Jennifer has been a member of the CDRC for about twenty years since she came from Nova Scotia. The Club has provided a great venue for all to make new friends, and to learn by doing, either as competitors or volunteers. The activities are supportive of horses and riders just starting out, or can assist with the finer touches needed by the more experienced.
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Cowichan District Riding Club


The Cowichan District Riding Club will hold its 2016 AGM on Wednesday November 23rd in the CTRA lounge at Providence Farm, 6:30 pm. Please bring your favourite appetizer for us to enjoy after the business meeting – liquid refreshments are provided. Also bring your 2017 membership form.

The most important item on the AGM agenda is the election of directors. These volunteers manage the business of the club throughout the year so that we can continue to put on excellent horse shows and raise money for others such as 4H, Pony Club and CTRA. We particularly need directors that are familiar with computer technology, as most of our business is conducted on the net these days. If you would like to serve on the executive, please let me know or contact Jennifer Brownlow who has agreed to act as our nominating committee. She will be contacting the present executive to determine their willingness to continue.

CDRC Working Equitation Cancelled

Hello Everyone,

I am disappointed to inform you that due to low entries we are cancelling the CDRC Working Equitation that was to be held at the Cowichan Exhibition. We are sorry for the late notice but we had been holding out in the hope that we would get some late entries.

Kathy, Fonda and myself have learned a great deal about this sport over the last few months and are very excited about the potential that it could bring to our equine friends, the island and to us the riders. It truly is a sport that tests the obedience and training that you have with your horse. Our vision of creating an activity that would cross the lines of the various sports and organizations that are in the Cowichan Valley and come together for a fun and challenging day will have to wait till 2017! We also recognize that this is something new and that participants may be reluctant to expose themselves to this review.

We would like to thank you so much for your willingness and enthusiastic support for this event and hope that you will support us should we go ahead in the spring for another kick at the cat!

I have notified Alana that the event has been cancelled and she will allow your e-transfers to expire. Another great test was seeing how well the new payment system worked. For those of you that sent in cheques, I will destroy them unless you would prefer that I return them?

Thanks and regards

Audrey Siewert

Introducing the Equinety Vancouver Island Dressage Series

LH Equestrian Management is excited to announce the new Equinety Vancouver Island Dressage Series (VIDS)!

The Series is a year-end awards program created to encourage attendance at local dressage shows in order to support local clubs and volunteers. As well, the Series provides Island riders at all levels with attainable goals that will hold distinction in the Island sport community without having the requirement and high expense of leaving the Island.

All that is required from the riders is that they attend three shows across the Island with two of the shows located in different regions (north Island, mid Island and south Island). Eligible shows are Horse Council BC recognised shows and Equine Canada bronze and gold shows. All of the details are listed on LHEM's website. There will be great prizes!

Thank you to our title sponsor Equinety Horse Products, the world's #1 horse supplement and the preferred horse supplement of Equine Canada!

Please help spread the word about this new and exciting opportunity to support dressage on Vancouver Island by forwarding this information to a friend !

Jumper Show Results

The results from the jumper show are now posted under our Horse Shows menu above. thank you Apple Saddlery for donating prizes for the show.

If you have any photos from the show, either horses, or candid photos, please post them on our Facebook Page, or message them to our Facebook Page and we can upload them.

Emailing the Club

Please check out our contact information if you would like to post a show or clinic on our website or facebook page. Joy's email should only be used for club information purposes only. Contact Alice to post show's or clinics.

Sale Items

We no longer have a 'For Sale' section on our website. Any sale items should be posted on our facebook page.

2016 Memberships Now Due

Note - you can now fill out your membership form online to print out and send in. FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS MUST FILL OUT A FORM AND SIGN A WAIVER FOR EACH PERSON INCLUDED IN THAT MEMBERSHIP.

The Purpose of the Club

The purpose of the club is to develop and promote interest in horses and excellence in horsemanship by offering equestrian sports and equestrian education for all ages, no matter the breed or type of horse a member might own. The club, formed in 1929, has worked with the Cowichan Exhibition Society for many years and their grounds north of Duncan are the site of most club shows



  The AGM will be held on Wednesday November 23rd in the CTRA lounge at Providence Farm, 6:30 pm.
 2017 Membership Forms
  The 2017 membership forms are now available.
 We have a Facebook Page!
  Checkout our Facebook Page where you can see photos from club shows and keep up to date with all the upcoming events.
***Post your for sale items on our facebook page***
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