Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association

Welcome

Each year at WELCA, 2,200 Edmontonians of all ages discover the joys of equine sports or rekindle their love of horses, and over 600 Edmonton children develop the confidence and self-esteem needed to excel at school, succeed in life, and become leaders in the community. For over a decade, WELCA has made it easier for people with physical and mental health issues to access equine-assisted therapy in the heart of the city, increasing their quality of life and well-being.

Run mostly by volunteers, WELCA is dedicated to improving the lives of Edmontonians through equine-related activities. We plan to contribute even more by making Edmonton a world-class centre for equine research, learning, and therapy.


 


WELCA’s REDEVELOPMENT

WELCA has completed an exciting redevelopment!

The Whitemud Equine Centre Arena Replacement Project was completed on July 19, 2017.

The new facility includes a riding arena, stables for programs, a classroom, reception area, spectator seating and indoor washrooms.

Redevelopment Opening Celebration!

WELCA is celebrating the opening of our new indoor riding arena with a public open house on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 11am - 3pm. Tour the new building, enjoy a wagon ride, petting zoo and more.





Upcoming Events

Advanced Rider Camp

August 27

Equine Massage Therapy Long Course

August 6 - September 14

Moonlight in the Meadows

Technology networking conference - show grounds
August 28

Little Bits Volunteer Orientation

August 29 6-9PM

WELCA Casino

August 31 - September 1
Century Casino

Fall Horsemanship Semester Starts

Saturday, September 1

NAIT Large Animal Labs Start

September 10

Fall Little Bits Session Starts

September 9

Paint Night Fundraiser

September 8 - two times to choose from.

Lord Strathcona Mounted Troop - private performance

September 13 2-4PM

EQUUS - Story of Horses click here to see trailer

Documentary Viewing Party
September 17 - Winspear Centre Advance Screening

AEF NCCP Equine Theory of Coaching

September 29 and 30

Halloween Party

October 27 - to be determined

WELCA AGM

October 28 2PM - Classroom

Green Certificate Testing

October 30 and 31

HRH Princess Royal Visit

Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association
Thursday, November 8 - to be confirmed


Horse Racing Alberta

p. 780.435.3597
e. info@welca.ca

Map to WELCA