Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association

Comparison of Current and Proposed Facilities

The new Whitemud Equine Learning Centre will be a fully-accessible, multi-use complex with equine-related activities operating year round in the heart of Edmonton. The chart below compares the current facilities and those of the planned redevelopment.

Indoor Arena
Stabling
Office for WELCA and LBTRA
Meeting rooms and classrooms
Kitchen facilities and public washrooms
Parking
Grand Prix grass rings
Sand rings
Show Stabling - permanent
Clubhouse and Show Offices
Spectator Viewing Area
Keillor Log Cabin and Stone House


Indoor Arena

Current Facility

70’ x 110’ indoor arena. No insulation or ventilation and inadequate heating. Poor lighting, does not meet code.

Spectator seating consists of 2 small benches.

Proposed Facility (Phase 1)

Two, separated 100’x300’ indoor arenas with proper heating, insulation and ventilation for year round use.

Fully accessible, integrated spectator viewing areas.


Stabling

Current Facility

Stabling for 60 horses with tack lockers. No heat or ventilation.

Proposed Facility (Phase 1)

Stabling for 60 horses – structure to include: stalls, lockers, staff lounge, feed rooms, wash racks, vet and farrier treatment area, tack rooms, blanket rooms, mechanical room, grooming and tacking stalls.


Office for WELCA and LBTRA

Current Facility

1500 sq. ft. ATCO trailer (circa 1960). LBTRA has one small windowless office.

Proposed Facility (Phase 1)

3000 sq. ft. – Fully accessible office space for both associations and public washrooms.


Meeting rooms and classrooms

Current Facility

1500 sq. ft. ATCO trailer (circa 1960) serves as multi-purpose space for clinics, school tours, volunteer groups, LBTRA programs, and storage.

Proposed Facility (Phase 1)

3000 sq. ft. – subdividable and fully accessible to accommodate groups of various sizes and needs including clinics, workshops, school tours, volunteer groups, etc. Located on 2nd level.


Kitchen facilities and public washrooms

Current Facility

No kitchen facilities or indoor washrooms. Site features cinder block washroom that does not meet Code requirements.

Proposed Facility (Phase 1)

Fully accessible indoor washrooms with change area. Kitchen facilities including running water, fridge and stove.


Parking

Current Facility

Adequate

Proposed Facility (Phase 1)

Fully accessible walkways and entrances


Grand Prix grass rings

Current Facility

Two

Proposed Facility (Phase 1)

Two


Sand rings

Current Facility

Two

Proposed Facility (Phase 1)

Four


Show Stabling - permanent

Current Facility

90 horses

Proposed Facility (Phase 1)

200 horses


Clubhouse and Show Offices

Current Facility

Clubhouse was built in 1970s.

Proposed Facility (Phase 1)

Redeveloped when funds are available.


Spectator Viewing Area

Current Facility

Site features natural berms for seating as well as bleachers, picnic tables and upper clubhouse deck.

Proposed Facility (Phase 1)

Redeveloped when funds are available.


Keillor Log Cabin and Stone House

Current Facility

Original structures built in 1920s. Log Cabin is undergoing refurbishment with CFEP grant funds. The Stone House serves as residence for onsite security.

Proposed Facility (Phase 1)

Keillor Log Cabin will become archive and interpretive centre. Stone House will be maintained for onsite security.

Upcoming Events

Castle Pony Club Show

June 10/11
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Wildrose Schooling Shows

July 8/9

Pony Up Camp (M-F) SOLD OUT

July 3-7 Ages 4-6 in the morning / Ages 7-9 in the afternoon
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Horsing Around Camp (M-F)

July 10-14 Ages 9-14
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Horsing Around Camp (M-F) SOLD OUT

July 17-21 Ages 9- Adult

River Valley Horse Show

July 20-23

Horsing Around Camp (M-F) SOLD OUT

July 24-28 Ages 9-14
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Pony Club Show

July 29/30

Horsing Around Camp (M-F) SOLD OUT

August 7-11 Ages 9-14
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Edmonton Kennel Club Regional Dog Show

August 10-13

Pony Up Day Camp (M-F) SOLD OUT

August 14-18 Ages 4-9 in the morning / Ages 4-9 in the afternoon
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Pony Up 1/2 Day Camps SOLD OUT

August 21-25 Ages 4-9 in the morning / Ages 4-9 in the afternoon
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Advanced Equine Massage Course

Aug 07-Sept 15

Equine Massage Course

Sept 30-Oct 06

Whitemud Equine Centre Riding Arena – Grand Opening

October 21


Horse Racing Alberta

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