Your Full-Service Equestrian Centre

Cambrian Equestrian Centre is committed to providing high-quality services including: riding lessons, stable management, boarding, horse training / re-training and conditioning and summer camps (for children and adults), in the greater Ottawa area.

Whether you want to learn to handle your horse better or prepare for an equestrian competition,  we offer hands-on, instructor-lead lessons tailored to your individual needs. From single to multiple times per week, everyone will benefit from advancing their riding skills with the professionals at Cambrian Equestrian Centre. Note: riders must be 7 years and older.  

Stable management at Cambrian Equestrian Centre is all about complete horse care responsibilities – ensuring each horse is treated with compassion and remains happy, healthy and safe.  With years of experience managing barns in Canada and in the Netherlands, owner/operator Stephanie Cowperthwaite offers a range of services, including, but not limited to: breeding, training, feeding, tack and equipment, grooming, foot care and shoeing, first aid, lameness, medical and rehabilitation, conformation, conditioning, show prep (bandaging and wraps).  

We offer full boarding services, which includes: a large airy box stall with paddocks, daily stall cleaning, access to fresh water via our automatic watering systems, high quality feed, bedding and hay (horses are grained twice a day with extra hay during the day and night check), daily turnout, access to a local equine veterinarian and rehabilitation from injuries. Owners are also kept informed of their horse’s health and general well-being.

Trusting your horse’s training to a professional rider, who will teach the right aids and techniques from the beginning, is one of the most critical decisions that you can make in your horse’s career. Whether that is starting and backing your young horse (using gentle and gradual techniques to acclimatize your horse to the new experience of being handled and ridden), training for an equestrian discipline or working to correct an issue or problem. We will navigate the horse training process with you to achieve optimal performance behaviours from your horse.

We offer summer day camps designed for both children and adults who wish to hone and advance their riding skills through a concentrated, short-term period.

Children camps, for those 7 years and older, run the full day (from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), focusing on developing horsemanship skills while having fun in a controlled and safe environment. Campers are grouped according to their riding skills from beginner (no experience), to advanced. Daily routines include: riding instruction, horse care, crafts and games and friendship building. Camp concludes with a fun showcase for parents where campers demonstrate their newly acquired skills.  

Adult-oriented day camp are for those who want to learn to ride for the first time or are looking to improve their knowledge and skills set. Whatever your age, summer riding camps are an excellent way to advance your skills and spend time outside around your beloved four-legged friends.

One of the most frustrating things a rider can experience is not knowing what to do to correct a problem, or how to move to the next stage in their horse / rider partnership. Stephanie Cowperthwaite, owner/operator, has a wealth of experience training/re-training and conditioning horses ensuring riders develop and advance in their careers.

From time to time, we will have horses available for sale or lease. Contact us to learn more.