We are a family owned and operated horse and animal stable that grew out of a passion for animals, horses and nature.
We are located only 15 minutes west of St. Albert on paved roads. Our 80 acres of rolling terrain include a forested horse riding trail; a 200x100 outdoor sand arena; a lunging area and a 60x80 barn/quonset with three interior medical stalls and a small sand area to address horse soundness.
We offer riding lessons for ages 6-106 and Ranch Camps for little ones aged 2-6 and older youth 6-14. We also offer a variety of camps (Spring and Summer) and adult retreats and lesson programs. Farm tours, school field trips and senior's visits are also available by private booking.
Alberta Open Farm Days is a province-wide initiative created to provide Albertans an opportunity to educate, engage and experience rural life. 16 Hands™ Stables Ltd will be hosting Alberta Open Farm Days August 19th and 20th between the hours of 10:00 and 4:00 pm. Bookings, in two (2) hour increments, are made through our "Special Events" section on this website.
At 16 Hands™ Stables Ltd, Open Farm Days are all about celebrating open agricultural spaces and the animal and nature connections that can occur within these spaces. Hike along the undulating terrain; picnic amongst the poplars; hang out with a herd of goats or horses; flow with the flock; play a game of horseshoes, custom BINGO, or one of our signature scavenger hunts; or engage, educate and experience the benefits and opportunities of animal therapy…
We work to bring people together whose goals and values are aligned with ours; people who recognize the value of learning from their peers, their horses, animals AND the environment around them. People who place safety of themselves AND their horses first and foremost in everything they do. The services and facilities that we provide reflect our level of commitment to our goals.
Animals have a great way of bringing people together and connecting humans. Celebrating a birthday (youth, adult and senior) at our farm is a great way to cherish time together and create fun through our guided and interactive tours. Prices vary depending on age and number of guests. For pricing and availability contact us by email at email@example.com.
This camp sells out fast so sign up ASAP! Join us July 25th (9-4 pm) 2024, 26th, and 27th, and culminate this confidence-building camp by sleeping over on the 26th! That is right, this camp ends with a sleepover at the stables and a movie the night before in the stable with the goats! Youth will experience all animal herds including management/maintenance and increase their knowledge base and confidence through their daily programs. As with any of our programs, discounts are available for multi-family (same household) siblings. Ages: 8-16
Aries is a 7 year old cremello quarterhorse gelding. Aries, also known as "Truly A Warrior", is definitely a warrior as he has overcome some significant health issues. He is a calm and cool equine with loads of personality. Aries' main discipline is english pleasure riding.
Socrates is a 15-year-old Appaloosa Thoroughbred gelding. While Socrates is a man of many talents he is also an extremely perceptive horse, capable of mirroring the emotions of those around him. Socrates' other talents include teaching kiddos how to lead and ride; show jumping; english pleasure; and working through one's emotions.
Dawson Dude is a 10 year old OTTB (Off the track thoroughbred). Dude is a highly spirited horse that matches the personality of his rider. Dude's riding pursuits include cross country eventing; some dressage and show jumping.
Aramis is a 15-year-old Andalusian Hanoverian gelding. He is a gentle giant that LOVES his food. He has an extremely special bond with a very important person at our stable. Through watching this connection we have all been reminded of the importance of consistency and confidence in life.
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Upcoming registerable programs include Horsemanship Sessions (Packages of 6 sessions); Ranch Camp; and L'il Ranchers (flexible date selection, commencing Oct 4th). We also have a selection of customizable events, including Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Seniors Visits and bookings for our 2024 sleepover camp, "Under the Stars". Register under "Book" or contact us directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org.