Arena/Lessons

The power of learning in a comfortable welcoming environment.  Wether you are striving to ride in sport or just improve your relationship with your recreational mount we can help you achieve your goals (or help you set them).

We offer Lessons with your horse or with one of our lovely lesson ponies. There are programs to join and we have fun barn activities planned throughout the year.

We also offer outdoor boarding with heated arena use including a tack locker.


**Calendar Notes:  Some events posted are ones we hope to or plan to attend and some are at our Arena.  Our barn hosts Black Creek Pony Club  and we are actively involved in the Alberta North Region of Pony Club.  As well we attend Alberta Horse Trials (AHTA) events and schooling shows.

PC – indicates Pony Club
ANR – indicates a Pony Club Regional Event
HM – indicates Horse Masters event (adult division of Pony Club)
EV – indicates an AHTA event

Instructors:

Dallas Grubenmann has 30 years of teaching experience.
A bit about her:

  • start in Pony club at age 10  and later achieved  C1 level
  • started teaching the smaller kids in the Pony Club
  • went on to Olds College achieving her Diploma in Equine sciences
  • gained experience Eventing and Assistant Coaching in Arizona
  • an EC Licensed coach with a focus on Pony Club and lower level Eventing
  • volunteers with the local and regional Pony Club
  • enjoys helping her Western students with their dry work
  • has fun with her recreational students and enjoys helping them gain confidence
  • has dabbled in various sports such as cattle penning/sorting, polo crosse,  mounted games and skijoring just for some fun cross training
  • owns and operates Pferde Traum Farm with the help of her 4 kids.
  • breeds New Forest Ponies and volunteers as Registrar of the NFPSNA

 

Meet the lesson ponies:

Jelly Bean:

JB is a 1999 model and probably our most famous pony.  He has helped countless kids (and a few adults) catch the riding ‘bug’.  He is amazing at reading kids and teaches them perseverance.  Famous for giving them their first canter only when HE feels they are ready and often unexpectedly.  He just seems to know.  He started out as a pony just for my kids and now he can never leave.   Worth his weight on diamonds!!

 

 

Raven:

Raven is a great pony for those with a little more confidence.  She teaches the kids to be determined.  She is also one of the resident Mounted Games ponies.  She is best suited to the lower levels but has attended Pony Club Nationals as a PPG mount. Many of our students have learned their mounted games vault on her.  She also very much enjoys cookies!!

 

 

Kali’s Irish Fire:

Kali is a 13.2hh Connemara cross.  She is a down to business pony not caring for cuddles she likes to get straight to work.  She does beginner lessons up to jumping 2’6″.  She has done mounted games but prefers jumping and field rides.  She has taken my daughter to the winners circle at Pony Club Regionals and participated in Pony Club National mounted games competition (called PPG).  She is a valued pony here.

 

Occasional Lesson Horses

 

Lily:

Lily is a 13.2hh New Forest Pony owned by my daughter.  She is primarily a mounted games pony but can jump up to 2′.  She gets pulled in for the students ready for a little more speed.  She enjoys trail riding, games, skijoring and chasing cows.