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Updated: Feb 5

Ages 7 - 18 Weekly Hands on Social Practice Group

Saturdays in Penticton 10am - 12pm

Sundays in Oliver 12pm - 2pm

What is Barn Kids?

Barn Kids is a group designed for those who don’t have regular access to a barnyard and all the developmental and recreational benefits of growing up with animals, community, and acreage in their own back yard.

*Please note – this program is intended to supplement participation in our Hippotherapy/Therapeutic Riding Program and requires a minimum of 4 participants to run.

Spring Session (10 weeks) -$300 +gst

Beginning first week of April

Fall Session (8 weeks) -$240 +gst

Beginning second week of September

Activities Include:

· Cleaning pens, stalls, and paddocks

· Filling/cleaning water tanks

· Filling hay nets

· Feeding daily grain rations

· Yard work & grounds keeping chores

· Basic horse healthcare

· Equipment care & maintenance

Learning Outcomes:

· Daily care needs of a typical horse

· Teamwork

· Task planning

· Time management

· Problem solving

· Barnyard Safety/Awareness


· Physical activity/fitness

· Work ethic

· Problem solving

· Resiliency

· Confidence and Self-esteem

· Pro-social interaction

· Sense of belonging


Sumbit an online intake form here.

Registration Policy:

Completed intake forms, and payment for the first 4 sessions, or confirmation of billing authorization is required to reserve space. Limited space available on a first come, first serve basis. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email which will include your dates, and basic program registration information. All parents & legal guardians MUST complete a registration form with waiver for each child who plans to participate. These forms are available online, by email, or at our office. They must be fully complete & submitted on the morning of the program at the latest or your child may be denied participation in the program.

**Session rates are for consecutive weeks and cannot be pro-rated

This program meets the criteria for the individual child grant with Jumpstart. Click here for more information or to apply.


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