“My horse helped me overcome my fears, to relax and not worry.”
Todd, Student Aged 12
“The horses helped me to see the small movements and become more detail orientated.”
Audrey, Team Building Workshop Participant
Growing up can be tough. Youth can experience stress and isolation at school from not belonging to the popular cliques or feeling unsuccessful in classes. At Urban Stable we help youth to overcome challenges and develop life skills to re-engage with themselves, their education and community.
Working in a team is fun, sharing ideas, reaching goals, but sometimes teams struggle with misunderstandings, impatience, and conflicts. This can cause in increase in stress and productivity suffers. Our Leadership Development sessions can address these common workplace challenges and get your team working together cohesively, reduce stress and help your team achieve their goals.
We are pleased to honour Wendy, our Co-Founder and Executive Director, as she transitions into retirement. For these last 20 years Wendy has been the heart and soul of our organization and we want to honour Wendy and her outstanding contribution to Urban Stable and the youth in our community. Wendy MacDonald co-founded Urban Stable in 2001 and she has been the Executive Director for these last 20 years. Urban Stable grew from Wendy’s desire to provide much needed support and programming for mi[...]
You have all been so amazing in your support as we search for a new home. Over the last year we have had many helpful conversations, visited wonderful barn and arena facilities in the Winnipeg area, met incredible people and made important connections. We have learned a lot, built relationships and clarified many questions as we looked for our new home. The search for our new home has yielded all these amazing opportunities, experiences, relationships and connections. We continue to move forwar[...]
As school staff know too well, many of the struggles youth face (e.g., depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, grief) have been heightened for 1 ½ years with changes to school routines, isolation from friends and family and cancellation of activities. Youth need that calming connection and experiential learning with horses now more than ever. We see a need to do more going forward, not less, for our current participants and also for other individuals or groups who are struggling.We are pleased to ha[...]
We are offering an exciting, new pilot program for students at Westgrove School this fall, thanks to funding from our long time supporters, The Winnipeg Rotary Club - Charleswood. Our current School Program supports students in grades 5-8, but we know there are many more students out there who can use the calming connection and experiential learning from our horses at Urban Stable. This pilot program will help us reach some of those students at Westgrove School in grades 4 & 5. We know ther[...]
In February, Canadian Tire Corporation announced an additional $12 million commitment to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund to help sport and recreation organizations build back sport and play in Canada. Jumpstart conducted a State of Sport study via Ipsos which revealed the pandemic has not only impacted current access to sport and play but has real long-term effects as well. Urban Stable and the communities we serve have experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand. We recently received con[...]