Meet our Horses!

 

Photo courtesy of Images by Ceci

Meet the hardworking horses of Hampton Riding Centre.

Candy chestnut mare

Candy

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!

Comanche

Comanche

2001 paint gelding
Thank you to the Breau’s for letting us use him in the school. We are always excited when Comanche comes to HRC!

Domino the pony

Domino

2010 13hh paint mare
Domino arrived in October 2018. She is sweet and gentle, and getting used to school life!

Gryphon

Gryphon

1999 Canadian Sport horse
Chestnut gelding. A “Been there, done that” horse!

JD

JD

2012 Quarter Horse / Appaloosa Gelding
JD is a “Grullo” colour. 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.

Jem

Jem

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. 

Mickey

Mickey

2002 Dutch Warmblood bay gelding
Owned by HRC. At 18hh this is our gentle giant. Mickey has taken a lot of us to first place and on to National Championships.

Mickey

Noah

1998 Bay gelding
Generously on loan from The Ingalls. Noah is 17 1 and is our gentle giant. 

Piper

Piper

2007 Welsh X Quarter horse pony
He will teach everyone what ponies are really like!

sandy

Sandy

2005 15.1 hh Paint mare
Ridden by many during her time at the Hampton Bible Camp. As of 2021, she will be here with us permanently.
So excited to have her!

Zeus

Zeus

2011 Thoroughbred Gelding
Zeus is a dark bay, 16.2 HH gelding. He is in training with Jennifer and has already had success at his eventing competitions!

“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!

Nancy Hammardlund

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