Urban Stable currently provides Equine Facilitated Learning Programs to youth in grades 5-12 through 4 unique programs. Equine Facilitated Learning is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine activities.
Urban Stable is an accredited Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) centre and follows the high standards and safety guidelines provided by them.
Our School Program, which runs during the day throughout the academic school year, has served hundreds of youth in partnership with local schools. The students from grades 5-8 are referred by their partnering school contact to participate in the program to unbridle their potential.
The Alumni Leadership Program was developed in 2015 for youth, grades 9-12, who have previously participated in the School Program and show a passion for the program and horses. The program runs from October to June on the weekend for the students to advance their horsemanship skills and become ambassadors for Urban Stable.
The Leaders in Training Program was developed in 2011 and is open to students, grades 10-12, that have participated in the School Program and show strong leadership qualities. The Leaders in Training volunteer as horse handlers in the School Program assisting the younger students. In partnership with their school workplace experience supervisor credits can be arranged.
The Urban Stable Summer Program was developed in 2015, partnering with local community organizations to provide our Equine Facilitated Learning Program during July and August for youth from underprivileged families and/or who are at risk.