Whitchurch Riding Academy is the longest running equestrian academy & summer riding camp in the GTA (since 1979), with qualified instructors accredited by the Ontario Camps Association, Ontario Equestrian, and Equine Canada. We teach English riding from beginner, intermediate to advanced, with a positive, hands-on approach to horsemanship. Facilities include large indoor & outdoor rings on 10 rolling acres, in-ground pool with certified lifeguard, arts & crafts barn, plus 24 horses! Daily busing is available from 5 stops in Toronto & York Region.
Free tours of facilities are available during spring open house dates, or email us to arrange a free visit! Secure summer camp registration can be completed online from our website.
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Campers start their one-hour formal English-Riding lessons with leaders, soon mastering the fundamental skills of riding on their own in a safe environment. With a focus on safety, additional hands-on horsemanship activities include grooming, tacking, bathing, feeding, and general horse care. Rounding out a full day is a supervised recreational swim in our in-ground pool, plus horsemanship games, fun rides, singsongs, and arts & craft activities!
Intermediate & Advanced Riders
Experienced riders are challenged with advanced horsemanship activities that include nutrition, show grooming, basic first aid for horses, and much more! Equestrian disciplines include dressage, jumping, mounted games, and musical rides.
A Second Lesson?
Experienced Riders (able to canter comfortably) may sign up for a second lesson each day, although most find that one full intensive lesson along with the rest of our busy equestrian schedule is plenty! (additional fee applies).
Qualified riding instructors are certified in First Aid & CPR and horses are fully schooled to ensure your child's safety. A certified NLS lifeguard is at the pool at all times. For daily busing from Toronto & York Region, a certified school bus & driver are used. We are fully accredited by the Ontario Camps Association, Ontario Equestrian and Equine Canada.
Did you know that you can save by advance booking multiple sessions, or by booking additional family members? Save 5% when you book two sessions, or 10% when you book three sessions! Register securely online from our website!
Pack a lunch and snack (no nuts), and bring plenty of fluids. Campers will need a hat, protective sun lotion, swimsuit, and long pants for riding. An approved ASTM/SEI riding helmet is mandatory, and can be rented. Boots with a heel and smooth sole are required for riding (rain boots work fine). We email a list of reminders on the Wednesday before camp.
Risk Awareness Form
A Risk Awareness Form is included with the online registration form. Please read carefully. The form must be completed and signed by the legal Parent/Guardian for each camper attending camp.
Ontario Camps Association (OCA)
WRA Riding Camp is fully accredited by the OCA, and adheres to over 400 standards dealing with all aspects of camp operation, including health & safety, leadership, training, staffing, service, maintenance, programming, and administration.
Ontario Equestrian & Equine Canada
Whitchurch Riding Academy is the longest established riding academy in the GTA (40 years), and teaches riders of all ages and levels all year round. WRA is a proud member member of Ontario Equestrian and Equine Canada and offers Rider Level Programs.
Trust Whitchurch Riding for a positive, safe, and inclusive learning experience!
19480 McCowan Road
|Location||Address||Pick up||Drop off|
|Stop 1||81 Ranleigh Ave, Toronto, Ont (Bedford Park Community Centre)||7:50 am||5:05 pm|
|Stop 2||396 Spring Garden Ave, Toronto, Ontario (St. Gabriel School)||8:05 am||4:50 pm|
|Stop 3||230 Calvert Rd, Markham, Ontario (Ashton Meadows School)||8:30 am||4:25 pm|
|Stop 4||Aurora/Wellington Rd at Hwy 404, Aurora Ont (Carpool Lot)||8:45 am||4:10 pm|
|Stop 5||Davis Drive at 404 Hwy, Newmarket Ont (Carpool Lot)||4:50 pm||4:05 pm|
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