Meet our Horses!
Meet the hardworking horses of Hampton Riding Centre.
2004 Chestnut Mare
Candy is a very talented mare, owned by HRC. Standing at 15.1 hh, she is perfect for our intermediate and senior riders. She will teach you there is a right way and a wrong way to ask for anything!
2010 13hh Paint Mare
Domino arrived in October 2018. She is sweet and gentle, and loves her school life!
1999 Canadian Sport Horse Gelding
Gryphon is a beautiful chestnut. He is your “been there, done that” horse!
2012 Quarter Horse / Appaloosa Gelding
JD has a complicated colour. We think he is “Grullo”. He has a sweet disposition and is eager to please. He was a therapeutic horse before moving to Hampton to join the school. He’s a real steady horse and lovely to ride.
2001 Morgan Gelding
Born in Shediac and owned by the Hampton Riding Centre. Jem is a forward mover and loves to perform well on the flat, show jumping and cross-country.
2003 Clydesdale / Quarter Horse Gelding
Max as in Maximum! Max is big and sweet. He is eager to please as he gets more and more in shape!
2007 Welsh X Quarter Horse Gelding
Piper is our smallest pony with the BIGGEST attitude. He will teach everyone what ponies are really like!
2009 Paint Gelding
Ranger is a warm blood quarter horse cross. He is keen and eager to learn new things!
2005 15.1 hh Paint Mare
Ridden by many during her time at the Hampton Bible Camp. She moved to Hampton Riding Centre permanently in 2021. We are so excited to have her! She is the favourite of many.
2011 Thoroughbred Gelding
Zeus is a dark bay, 16.2 HH gelding. He was trained by Jennifer and together have won many ribbons. Now he has joined the school and is already a favourite of our advanced riders.
“Ode to a School Horse”
Way back when, think very hard, of the very first horse you ever rode. The unsung hero upon whose back you timidly, but safely strode.
He toils thru his classes, new riders each trip. New set of signals, a different grip.
They pull on his mouth when they want him to go. Then they hit him a crack for going too slow!
They bounce on his back and wobble all around And are sure it’s “his” fault if they hit the ground!
They lean forward and squeeze heels in his flanks. If he lays back his ears, they call him a “crank”!
They jerk his poor mouth; pull his head to and fro, “Why doesn’t he trot, I told him to go?”
When riders get better, they leave him behind. A better horse they are off to find.
A better horse they’ll never find, Than the dear old school horse they left behind!