Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association

The Whitemud Equine Learning Centre

A stable community. Growing.

For more than a decade, the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association (WELCA) has been quietly helping to develop people of strength and contributors to the Edmonton community. Through our equine-related activities, we will increase our role in creating a better quality of life for all Edmontonians.

WELCA provides easy access for anyone wishing to discover the joys of equine activities, and those who wish to rekindle their love for horses. Our centrally located services help young urban people develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and our horses are instrumental in providing therapeutic services for people living with mental health issues or diseases such as multiple sclerosis. We provide learning opportunities for students of all ages, whether it is veterinarian studies or learning an equine sport. And we help urbanites gain a better understanding of life on a horse farm, right in the heart of the city.

We make all this possible using our own herd of horses and some which are loaned to us.

WELCA’s learning centre provides programs to approximately 1,000 visitors each week. Our different horse riding programs and instructions are available at various levels to the general public, school groups, and people with disabilities.

Our future plans include the development of a world-class equine learning centre in which more Edmontonians and people from all over the world can come to study horses and learn about their special relationship with people. The new facility will be developed on our existing site on Fox Drive, and will be integrated into the beautiful heritage setting of the Keillor Farm. Once completed, our new facility will allow us to help even more Edmontonians, and allow us to continue our mission of contributing to a stronger community, locally and globally.
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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


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