Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association
Hoofbeats & Heartbeats Gala

Don't Miss Out on the Opening Celebration for the new Whitemud Equine Centre Indoor Riding Arena Facility - October 21, 2017

Outstanding entertainment, incredible food, fun and gifts! Champagne, dancing, visual and musical arts and shopping – a night to remember for you, your colleagues and your friends.

Don’t miss this spectacular evening in our new building featuring top Alberta artists, musicians and the best live auction in Edmonton, and, of course, some surprises!

Ticket Prices TBD.

Why Should I Care About WELCA?

  • WELCA represents Edmonton’s unique culture and character.
  • Alberta is home to more than 1/3 of Canada’s horses and we enjoy equine recreation as much as we enjoy hockey and soccer.
  • When you want to show visitors Edmonton’s quality of life, surprise them at the city’s own 1918 farm preserved in the River Valley Park. It is living history open every day of the year.
  • The horses make it beautiful and exciting, in a relaxed setting.
  • WELCA benefits all Edmontonians with respite, recreation, therapy and education.
  • Programs are accessible and inclusive.
  • 95% of students don’t own a horse and 35% have special needs.
  • We have been home to the Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association for over 40 years.
  • WELCA’s lesson herd also trains photographers, animal technicians, and veterinarians, and makes Edmonton the only city in the country with equine-assisted psycholtherapy, helping people with eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • WELCA is a non-profit society where volunteers outnumber staff 15 to one.

What difference will you make?

The good times you’ll have at the Hoofbeats & Heartbeats Gala will be enhanced knowing the important changes you will make at WELCA. On May 1, 2016, we broke ground for the construction of our new facility to replace the 35-year old portable trailers with no indoor washrooms or plumbing. This heritage park needs comfortable year-round buildings for recreation, education and therapy. Have a look at what you’ll be changing – better public amenities to benefit more people. More reasons to visit WELCA and bring your friends.

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


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