Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association


WELCA has an exciting redevelopment planned!

We are currently operating at full capacity, which means many people cannot access our many services. The new facilities will reduce our waitlists and allow us to expand our programs. Due to the current condition of the buildings, many of our programs cannot run during the winter. The existing indoor riding ring is unheated, not insulated and has a leaking roof. Many of the buildings are several decades old, including deteriorating trailers initially installed as short-term solutions for offices and training rooms. Bathroom facilities are outside and difficult to access.

The redevelopment will include two new riding arenas, new barns, classrooms, multi-use areas and indoor bathrooms. Our planned facilities will have both heating and cooling systems, so our students and horses can work together year-round.

WELCA is a non-profit organization, run mostly by volunteers.

Call WELCA at 780-435-3597 to join our dedicated team today!

Seven Ways to Volunteer with WELCA:

  1. Fundraisers - help with log cabin rentals and events like tea parties, Summer Solstice, Remembrance Day, 50-50 Raffles, chocolate sales, Silent Auctions, delivering donor letters, picking up donations, writing thank-you cards.
  2. Landscape or Transform an Area with a Makeover - paint, repair, clean and restore buildings and fences.
  3. Support a Program - Assist office staff, learn the history and guide visitors.
  4. Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association – help our special needs riders as a side-walker, horse-leader or a groom.
  5. Schools and Clubs – teach, guide or tour all ages of people from schools and clubs.
  6. Public Events and Programs – Help with registrations, prepare the community areas, horses and equipment. Events include riding lessons, art and photography courses, massage therapy, first aid, skill demonstrations and horse shows, and more.
  7. Log Cabin Events – Built by Captain Keillor in 1918, this special place welcomes private and public groups for weddings, reunions, tea parties and business meetings.

Upcoming Events

Little Bits Spring Session

11 week program starts April 1

Balanced Rider Put Into Practice

April 29 6pm - classroom

Corrective Exercises by Jenifer Parks, Equiletics

Presented by EAADA $30/session or $50/both
April 26 7-9pm Classroom
May 3 7-9pm Classroom

Breath Work Clinic with Karl Faes (16+ only)

May 4 5-9pm Classroom

Pony Poop Compost Sale 10am-2pm

May 5 & 6
May 20 & 21

Edmonton Kubota Demo Days

May 12 & 13 - show grounds

J Percy Page Career Day

May 16

Edmonton Classic Horse Show

Cancelled for 2018

AB Green Certificate Testing

May 30 and 31

Moonlight in the Meadows

Technology networking conference - show grounds
June 8

WELCA Horsemanship Year End Show

Kids, Hounds & Homecooking
June 23 & 24

Pony Up Half Day Summer Camps (ages 4-9)

July 9-13 FULL
July 23-27 FULL
August 6-10 FULL

Horse Rider Summer Camps (ages 9-14)

July 2-6 FULL
July 16-20 FULL
August 13-17 FULL

Feathered Horse Classic Show

July 20-22

Equine Massage Therapy Long Course

August 6 - September 14

Edmonton Kennel Club Regional Dog Show

August 8-12

AB North Pony Club Show

August 22 - 26

Chasing the Wind - Story of Horses

Documentary Viewing Party
September 16, 8pm - Classroom

Horse Racing Alberta

p. 780.435.3597
e. info@welca.ca

Map to WELCA