Join the Ultimate Horse Experience Fundraiser

Horses standing by gate

Immerse yourself in the colourful world of horses in this unique horse experience fundraiser. Participate in unmounted hands-on activities with the horses, learn about their personalities, explore the barn, and slow things down enjoying the tranquility of being in nature. This is our version of a golf tournament fundraiser!

By participating, you’re directly supporting more youth-in-need to attend Urban Stable’s programs, empowering them to overcome challenges, and positively engage in their education and community. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to build bonds with your friends, family, and coworkers!

Dates: May 28, 30, & June 4, 6 (morning and afternoon sessions)
Experience: 1.5 hour session – stay for refreshments and photos
Group Size: 4 people per group
Location: Stonehurst Stable, Stonewall, MB
Fee: $150 per person (tax receipt for portion of cost) includes token of appreciation gift

Why? Support the care of Urban Stable’s horses and sponsor youth-in-need to unbridle their potential.

Who? Animal lovers unite! Whether you’re a family, a team, or a herd of friends – everyone’s welcome. Groups of 4 people.

Register Now! Spaces are limited – don’t miss out on this unique experience. Sign up today to secure your spot in the Ultimate Horse Experience Fundraiser!

Ready to make memories and make a difference? Let’s do this!
Email to secure your spot today.

Congrats to 2023 MHC Award Winners!

Pictures of MHC award winners

We are celebrating two Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) 2023 Awards!

Congratulations to our horse May for winning 2023 MHC Non-Sport Horse of the Year! Some of May’s students wrote in to support her nomination, letting everyone know what a difference May makes to so many. Here is one of the student nominations for May:

  1. My favourite thing about May is her hair, her speed, and she is so calm.
  2. May has taught me that she needs to move and that she loves being groomed.
  3. One way I relate to May is that we both need to move a lot, more than a lot of people.
  4. When I spend time with May I feel calm, happy, focused, very good, excited, and a strong bond.   

You can learn more about our very own a-MAY-zing May here

Also a huge congratulations to Stonehurst Stable, our program home, for winning 2023 MHC Equine Facility of the Year! Such a well deserved honour. Congratulations to Tristan Caswell, facility owner, and to the whole Stonehurst family. We are so glad to have such a safe and tranquil home to host our programs.

Student Celebrations

Students riding horses

Our School Program wrapped up for the year with our students celebrating their accomplishments with friends and family on their last day of class – Celebration Day! 

Celebration Days are a highlight of the year for students, students’ friends, family and schools, and Urban Stable staff and volunteers. On Celebration Day the students invite a few guests to come see all they have been working on at Urban Stable.

It is amazing to watch the students proudly show off their horsemanship, riding, leadership, teamwork, and communication skills with their horses and teammates.

On their Celebration Day, students showcased a special musical ride they worked hard on over the last number of weeks to learn. As a team, students picked patterns to ride as a group, then put it together with music, making their own personal musical ride. Students’ guests got a real treat in watching their own unique show!

Recognizing the hard work each student has put in to overcome challenges, and seeing the payoff in the development of new life skills like patience, confidence, self-esteem, awareness, and self-regulation, highlighted even more on Celebration Day, is the best! 

Congratulations Students!

Summer Program 2024

Youth and horse

We are chomping at the bit to announce we are relaunching our Summer Program in July for two 3-day sessions!

Registration is open for children ages 8 years+ who love animals and enjoy spending time in nature.

This unmounted Horse Powered Reading and horsemanship program is designed to ignite a renewed interest and passion for literacy and to help participants learn essential life skills like teamwork, leadership, and communication.

Along the way participants develop confidence and have a lot of fun. All through hands-on learning experiences with horses!

Thank you to The Winnipeg Foundation for supporting professional development of the Urban Stable staff to facilitate the Horse Powered Reading curriculum for this program. 

Email us for more information or to register your child for our summer program today! 

Become an Urban Stable Board Member

Do you want to make a difference for youth facing challenges in your community? Are you interested in being part of a unique organization delivering equine facilitated learning programs to youth, benefiting their social and emotional growth?  

Urban Stable serves youth in our community from grades 5-12 who are facing obstacles, adversity, and struggling at school.

We provide five unique Equine Facilitated Learning Programs (school program, alumni program, summer program, Leaders in Training program, and unmounted programs), that help facilitate social and emotional wellbeing for our students and encourage them to develop new skills and relationships they can use at school and at home.

We currently partner with many schools across several School Divisions and community organizations. Over the past 20+ years Urban Stable has served the needs of 750+ youth and is well positioned for growth.

We like to stagger our board member terms and are currently seeking 2-3 people to join our dynamic volunteer Board of Directors with experience in ONE or more of the following areas:

  • Human Resources and Policies
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Accounting: CA/CPA designation
  • Fundraising – individual donations, major gifts, grant writing
  • Event planning and sponsorship
  • Website design and management
  • IT Governance
  • Education and / or social work

As a member of our board, you will have opportunities to:

  • Be part of a dedicated and passionate team of board members, volunteers and staff working together to make a difference for youth in our community
  • Use your skills to contribute to decision making, governance, strategic planning, marketing, financial management, etc.
  • Broaden your professional and personal networks
  • Learn more about equine assisted learning and its benefits

Type of Position:  Volunteer
Requirement:  4-6 hours/month with majority of Board and committee meetings held virtually
Duration:  Board members are elected for a two-year team (with opportunity to renew for an additional term)
Experience: Previous board experience desired but not necessary. No horse experience needed.
Location of Opportunity: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Note: Board members are subject to a criminal record check and child abuse registry check

If this opportunity interests you, please include the following in your application:

  • Brief resume
  • Brief letter of interest highlighting how you can contribute to the board

Inquiries and applications can be sent to: 

For more information, please visit Urban Stable on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Our Barn Dance Fundraiser on May 4th was a HUGE success! Thank you to everyone who supported this event and made it great! Thank you to our:
  • Event Sponsors – Elders Equine, Fraternal Order of Eagles Winnipeg Aerie #23, Interlake Crane Inc., Sargent Sundae, TNP Transport Inc., and Tow Point Ranch
  • Grand Prize Donors – Winnipeg Goldeyes, Stevenson Family, and Breezy Bend Country Club
  • Rainbow Auction Prize Donors – see a list of all our prize donors here
  • Entertainment Team – Dust Rhinos, Darolyn Pchajek our line dance instructor, John Hindle our emcee, and Donna our photographer
  • Alumni, Volunteers, Board and Staff
And THANK YOU to everyone for supporting the event and making it a huge success!

Because of you we raised over $10,000 to support more youth-in-need to attend our life changing hands-on learning programs and to support the care of our program horses. Together we are unbridling youth potential – thank you!

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.