Thank You Prairie Dawn Foundation!

Thank you Prairie Dawn Foundation for your donation. Your generosity allows youth-in-need to attend our programs and supports the care of our program horses.

Thank You Winnipeg Foundation!

Thank you Winnipeg Foundation for awarding us a One Time Community grant to help us reach more youth. With this project we aim to build awareness of our programs in the community, expand our reach and continue to rebuild programming.

Thank You Red River Co-op!

Thank you Red River Co-op for your generosity in providing gas gift cards for our program vehicle to safely transport our students to and from program. You are investing in our communities, making them a better place for everyone. 

Thank You Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation!

Thank you Goldeye’s Field of Dreams Foundation for sponsoring a student to attend our School Program for 1-year! This sponsorship will provide life-changing opportunities for one student to unbridle their potential.

Thank You Rotary Club of Winnipeg-Charleswood!

Thank you to our long-term supporters Rotary Club of Winnipeg-Charleswood! Their donation is sponsoring a class of 8 youth-in-need from River West Park School to attend a 5-week unmounted program this spring. 

Program Update – Spring 2024

student on practice barrel

We had an amazing fall program this year! The students got to know their new, four-legged friends, building strong relationships with them as well as their teammates. The students learned what the horses like and don’t like, how to groom, pick out hooves, lead and saddle. The students grew in assertiveness, communication and confidence. This bond of trust with their horse gave them the courage to try new difficult skills and discover how to conquer them!

Over these upcoming sessions the students will be mounting up and working on their riding skills. We are so excited to see what the students achieve as they learn to ride this spring!

A newfound sense of pride in their accomplishments is the cornerstone for a future filled with personal success for each student. How incredible it is to see the students connecting the dots between their experiences at the barn and their experiences at school and at home. By nurturing connection, compassion, empathy and belonging, students undergo personal growth and unbridle their potential.

Attending Urban Stable encourages students to engage with their education, environment, and those around them, creating resilient communities and spreading hope. Thank you for being the catalyst for positive change in the lives of youth in our programs.

Barn Dance Fundraiser 2024

Join us for an evening of Family Fun, Dinner, Dancing, Live Entertainment, Cash Bar, Fund the Need Auction, Silent Auction Raffles & more at Urban Stable’s Barn Dance Fundraiser 2024!
Featuring live entertainment from the Dust Rhinos and Line Dance Instructor Darolyn Pchajek. So brush off your cowboy boots, let’s celebrate and together we’ll make a life-changing impact for youth-in-need in our community. 
Location: Breezy Bend Golf and Country Club, 7620 Roblin Blvd, Headingley, MB R4H 1A7
Date: Saturday May 4th, 2024
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Adults $50
Children 12 and under $25
Support Tickets $20
Event Ticket includes: Pulled Pork dinner, concert ticket for Dust Rhinos, dance instruction, and ballot for door prize draw. Tickets available here.
All funds raised at this event will support youth facing challenges to attend our hands-on learning programs and help to cover the costs of caring for our 7 amazing program horses. (May, Caspian, Brownie, River, Nick, Peso, and Dexter).
One Urban Stable horse touches the lives of countless people over the course of one year, bringing hope, growth, learning, and connection to our students and their families. Our Fund the Need Auction happening this night will provide funding to support the annual cost of horse care requirements including feed, bedding, farrier, veterinary care, tack, stall and turnout management, and ongoing training to keep our horses fit to do their job of unbridling youth potential. Email for more information. 

Molly’s Life Lit Up!

HorseStudent standing next to horse

At Urban Stable, lives like Molly’s* are lit up everyday. 

Molly was often frustrated and angry with how life was going for her, struggling in class and being bullied at recess. Through working with her horse at Urban Stable, Molly was able to identify her frustration, work through it, and develop ways to manage her emotions.

Molly now calms more quickly, can use her words to express her emotions, and can rationalize what she is feeling. Molly has grown emotionally over the two years she has attended Urban Stable. She is now not afraid at recess because of what her horse taught her; to have empathy for others.

Your gift can help Light Up more lives this holiday season! Donate today.

*name and picture changed to protect identity. 

Thank You Graham C. Lount Family Foundation!

Graham C. Lount Family Foundation Logo

We’re so grateful for the Lount Family Foundation’s ongoing support and for awarding us a multi-year grant. We’re in our third year of the multi-year grant and this stable source of funding has been critical to keeping Urban Stable’s mission alive. 

Caspian, 2023 Therapy Horse Of The Year!

Horse with person and certificate

Congratulations to our handsome Prince Caspian on receiving the Manning Equine Services Award for ‘Outstanding Therapy Horse of the Year’ from the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA)! This sweet and patient boy truly is a crowd favourite. You can be assured he will get extra carrots in his feed and snuggles from the students to celebrate his achievement! He really is a special horse who has a fond place in the hearts of everyone who works with him. Caspian is pictured wearing the stunning personalized blanket he was gifted from CanTRA, along with a plaque, in recognition of his effort and hard work.

Our horses are the backbone of our program; without them we would not be able to make the impact that we do. They truly make the magic happen. As animals that thrive in relationship with others, they are true natural teachers and mirror the energy they receive from their peers, whether horse or human.

CanTRA is our governing body and has the highest standards for safety. Urban Stable is proud to be certified and accredited through an organization that shares our vision. Our mutual commitment to a culture of growth, support, and compassion, is exemplified in everything we do. We are so grateful to CanTRA for acknowledging one of the most incredible horses we have the immense pleasure to know! Thank you!