Children are fascinated with horses; it’s rather surprising given the immense size of the equine creatures. Whether it is because children can sense the majority of horses are gentle giants, or they have developed a love of the majestic animals from movies and tv shows, there truly seems to be an other worldly connection between horse and child. Rosewood Hunters & Jumpers, recognizing the innate connection between young children and horses, launched the Unicorn Club. The Unicorn Club is a unique experience offered to a small group of students. While riding is a component of the Club, the real focus of the program is having the children work in harmony with the horses. Participants in the Unicorn Club develop exceptional horsemanship skills.
This Club has been designed to ensure participants:
- build confidence when working around horses and ponies
- improve their actions to increase their safety around the animals
- increase individual responsibility by learning to feed, groom, and ensure their horses overall well-being
- provide opportunities to collaborate and problem-solve with their peers in a positive environment
- inspire creativity
- build relationships and improve communication with humans and animals
The goal of the Unicorn Club is to create the calm, quiet work-like-environment that sees horses thrive. And to teach children how to assist in that environment and find personal success in providing care and support for something other than themselves.
Starting April 2021, the Unicorn Club meets twice each week:
- 2:30pm – 3:30pm 3-5 Year olds
- 3:30pm – 4:30pm 6-8 Year olds
- 4:30pm – 5:30pm 9-11 Year olds
- 5:30pm – 6:30pm 12+ Year olds
- 10am – 11am 3-5 Year olds
- 11am – 12pm 6-8 Year olds
- 12pm – 1:30pm 9-11 Year olds
- 1:30pm – 3pm 12+ Year olds
Families have the option of signing up for an annual or monthly membership.
- Annual Membership: This membership requires a full-year commitment comes with a less expensive rate of $200 per month. In addition the Annual Membership guarantees your spot in the Club for as long as you wish to participate!
- Monthly Membership: This flexible option is available at a cost of $250 per month. You can test out the Unicorn Club to see if it is a fit for your child and family. As this is a month-to-month option there is no guarantee that space will be available each month though Rosewood Hunters & Jumpers will do their best to find your child a space.
Address: 6926 Carrington Street, Vancouver
Directions: entrance to stables is off of 53rd Avenue; please park on the road and walk up to the stables