DC: Cindy Klassen
Club contact: Melaine Elliott
Our small club was started in the 2003-2004 season. It is called Kingkettle because we are situated on an acreage owned by Moira Remmen and named after a small town in Scotland where her father Tom was born.
We are a small group, usually numbering 5-10 members. We are hardy outdoor riders and continue throughout the year. Our cutoff for cold is -20 but if the sun is shining and there is little wind we are able to ride on colder days. We have a track which is kept open with a big snow-blower and a couple of unfenced riding rings. We keep small jumps up during the winter so we can do some jumping when weather and footing allow.
During the winter we have 2 “bookwork” sessions per month and on warmer Spring days we do “hands-on” stable management sessions. As many members as possible are present for Herd Health day and the vets are very helpful with their explanations.
We have 2 jumping clinics per year with Allan and Valerie Matheson. Other PC and non-PC members are invited to attend these at the end of June and again on the Labour Day weekend.
As many as possible attend the Hunter paces in the summer. It depends partly on trailering room. Those interested in clinics, shows and camps can attend as they choose. The regular coaches at Kingskettle are Moira Remmen and Kristina Gunningham.
Most members have their own horses but there are a couple of school horses available at times. Presently, everyone boards at Kingskettle but there have been members who keep their horses elsewhere.
Lessons are sometimes informal as the coaches are often riding along with the PC members and teaching goes on during daily rides. Other lessons, particularly on Saturday mornings, are more planned.
There is time for camaraderie while we are riding and we are able to enjoy the winter sunsets and the wildlife that lives around us.
Fees are presently $250 per year, with minimal fund raising.
For more information, call Moira Remmen at 306-373-5605 or email at email@example.com.