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Many little girls beg their fathers for ponies, but only a few fathers succumb to those puppy-eyed petitions. Pam Piddocke was lucky enough to had one of those dads. After getting her first pony at age 5, her riding skills developed quickly—so fast, in fact, that she began earning money teaching lessons as a teenager and was able to put herself through nursing school. Though she spent several years as a registered nurse, her lifelong passion for horses remained, convincing her to start teaching riding lessons again and to open Evergreen Stables. Since starting her business in 1999, Pam has become an Equine Canada–certified coach whose 25-plus years of teaching riding helps youngsters learn everything from riding techniques to equine anatomy. During lessons, students ride atop one of Evergreen Stables' 10 trained horses and ponies, most of which were born on the property and bred for the show ring. Bordered by a 3/4-mile fenced riding trail, the property's 20 acres also house 18 temperature-controlled stalls, an old-style Western barn, and a large outdoor arena.
13852 Reichenbach Road
Pitt Meadows,
BC
CA
The certified guides at Equutrails lead horseback rides that last up to six leisurely hours through some of the most scenic local wilderness areas. Atop friendly and well-behaved horses, riders of all experience levels (or none whatsoever) get comfortable in Western-style traveling saddles, directing their horses through beautiful woods, coastal mountains, and rugged trails. The guides sport plenty of experience riding the local paths and itineraries often wind through beautiful spots like Golden Ears, Buntzen Lake, the Pitt River dykes, or Maple Ridge. As the only horseback-riding outfit currently permitted to operate in these areas, journeys with Equutrails remain peaceful and focused on the experience.
13090 Kennedy Rd.
Pitt Meadows,
BC
CA
Riders at Imperial Stables don’t have to wait for the weather to clear up before they take to the reins. During rain or winter months, riders can gallop into the spacious indoor riding arena where expert trainers continue to imbue them with group and private riding lessons. Riders looking to stow their steeds can find comfortable boarding quarters that are cleaned daily and refitted with a new portrait of the horse’s owner weekly.
6438 60 Ave
Delta,
BC
CA
For more than four decades, Crescent Stables has occupied 20 acres of grassy pasture wedged between Burns Bog to the East and the Fraser River to the West. Riding lessons for beginner and intermediate riders revolve around English-style walking and trotting, and complement technique with the horsemanship skills of grooming, tacking up, and safe handling.
6670 64th St.
Delta,
BC
CA
A stream and a short bridge separate Burnaby Village Museum from the outside world. Crossing over is like stepping into a time machine, one that transports visitors back to a tram-stop community in the early 20th century. In fact, an original electric tram is still there, as is an entire town of living, breathing historical characters. Size: a 10-acre living history town, with approximately 40 attractions and more than 50,000 artifacts that bring the the roaring 1920s back to life Eye Catchers: Townsfolk?dressed in period costumes?who chat with visitors, give blacksmithing demonstrations, and show how to operate a printing press without a single lifehack Crown Jewel: the C.W. Parker Carousel, a restored attraction from 1912 that sends riders around at 7 mph and plays music via a 1925 Wurlitzer Military band organ Where to Eat: the old-fashioned ice cream parlor Iconic Building: the 1893 Love Farmhouse, which is the oldest building in Burnaby Special Programs: tours, black-and-white movie screenings, and seasonal Market Mondays that sell locally made goods
6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby,
BC
CA
F440 Racing Challenge’s course runs over one kilometre in length, with 17 challenging and contrasting corners. After choosing a kart from F440's eclectic inventory of rental gurneys, nourish the belly's competitive fire, zooming past lesser motorists along thrillingly tight hairpins. An acceleration-inducing S-curve decreases the time needed to achieve wind-blown hair, and a diverse dispersal of decreasing radius turns upholds excitement throughout the adventure. Even the most skilled of motorists pay reverence to this admirable and complex track, offering bittersweet thanks during gold-cup acceptance speeches and heavy traffic.
4805 Nulelum Way
Delta,
BC
CA
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