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Ralph Ra, operator of Sunny Riding Stables. (Sunny Riding Stables/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Family-owned riding stable uncertain what happens if Langley site becomes race course

Sunny Riding Stables has operated for 15 years on what is now a potential horse racing track

 

Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association (VTEA) in Aldergrove is looking for volunteers, new and old, to lend a hand. (Special to The Star)

Return of clients creates volunteer need for Aldergrove therapeutic riding non-profit

Easing of COVID-19 restrictions brings Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association back to full speed

 

The current riding ring on the site the Township is proposing for a one-mile race track that could replace both Hastings Park and Fraser Downs. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Horse racing track replacing Hastings Park, Fraser Downs considered for Langley

Langley Township is pushing to develop a site at 216th Street and 80th Avenue into a racing complex

 

Alberta rider, Molly Compton, took a fall during competition at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Park officials confirmed she is expected to make a full recovery. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia Photography)

Rider takes unexpected fall at West Coast Classic equestrian competition in Langley

Alberta athlete is expected to make a full recovery, Thunderbird Show Park officials said

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Alberta rider, Molly Compton, took a fall during competition at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Park officials confirmed she is expected to make a full recovery. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia Photography)
Langley Township firefighters put away the boards they had brought to help, if necessary, a horse stuck in a ravine on Friday, July 2 in South Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Horse rescued from South Langley ravine

Township firefighters were ready to help the horse on Friday morning

Langley Township firefighters put away the boards they had brought to help, if necessary, a horse stuck in a ravine on Friday, July 2 in South Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)

Jann Arden backs petition to stop ‘appalling’ live horse export, slaughter

June 14 is the International Day to End Live Export of Animals

Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)
Horses and riders, such as these on 36th Avenue near Noel Booth Park, are common sights on roads around Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Safety urged on roads near horseback riders in Langley, Fraser Valley

Local riders are also being cautioned as interactions increase in spring and summer

Horses and riders, such as these on 36th Avenue near Noel Booth Park, are common sights on roads around Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
A horse and driver cruise around the track at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale Sept. 14, 2020 amid smoke from U.S. forest fires. Harness Racing B.C. announced it’s halting the spring season two weeks early because of a lack of money and says racing won’t continue in September without and influx of cash. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Harness racing suspended at Fraser Downs

Spring season ends early, 135 workers out of jobs

A horse and driver cruise around the track at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale Sept. 14, 2020 amid smoke from U.S. forest fires. Harness Racing B.C. announced it’s halting the spring season two weeks early because of a lack of money and says racing won’t continue in September without and influx of cash. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Ruth Bartesko gives some love to Fanny the Shetland pony during an Equine Assisted Learning session at Heart Lake Farm on March 8. Bartesko is one of several participants from the Victoria Brain Injury Society to take part in the new program. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Ruth Bartesko gives some love to Fanny the Shetland pony during an Equine Assisted Learning session at Heart Lake Farm March 8. Bartesko is one of several participants from the Victoria Brain Injury Society to take part in the new program. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Greater Victoria brain injury survivors harness power of equine connection

Vancouver Island’s Humble Hooves providing a calming presence and a special connection

Ruth Bartesko gives some love to Fanny the Shetland pony during an Equine Assisted Learning session at Heart Lake Farm on March 8. Bartesko is one of several participants from the Victoria Brain Injury Society to take part in the new program. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Ruth Bartesko gives some love to Fanny the Shetland pony during an Equine Assisted Learning session at Heart Lake Farm March 8. Bartesko is one of several participants from the Victoria Brain Injury Society to take part in the new program. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association president Lynn Moseley visits the horses at the stables in Aldergrove. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Aldergrove’s Valley Therapeutic Riding Association announces help for mental health

Those suffering from grief or anxiety can sign up for sessions with a counsellor at horse stables

Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association president Lynn Moseley visits the horses at the stables in Aldergrove. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
A couple took a ride through the McDonalds drive-thru on horseback this past weekend. (Andy Bhatti/Special to the Star)

PHOTOS: Giddy up to get coffee

Two riders went thru Aldergrove McDonalds on horseback this past weekend

A couple took a ride through the McDonalds drive-thru on horseback this past weekend. (Andy Bhatti/Special to the Star)
Langley’s Brian Morton and Cadillac won the $73,000 ATCO Cup Grand Prix at the Harvest Welcome event held at Thunderbird Show Park on October 18, 2020. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley rider Brian Morton wins ATCO Cup at Thunderbird Show Park

His first FEI win with Cadillac at the venue that jump-started his show jumping career

Langley’s Brian Morton and Cadillac won the $73,000 ATCO Cup Grand Prix at the Harvest Welcome event held at Thunderbird Show Park on October 18, 2020. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Thunderbird Show Park president Jane Tidball and COO Chris Pack with Volvo Canada’s Kendall Williams and her mother Lee Williams alongside winner Katie Laurie. (Totem Photographics/tbird)

VIDEO: Katie Laurie makes a perfect ride at Langley’s tbird

Laurie claimed her second international victory in just three days

Thunderbird Show Park president Jane Tidball and COO Chris Pack with Volvo Canada’s Kendall Williams and her mother Lee Williams alongside winner Katie Laurie. (Totem Photographics/tbird)
Mischief is one of the equine mascots for the Voice For The Horse Canada Foundation, founded by Yvonne Allen. (VFTH photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Horse lover plans fundraising run to benefit Langley equine therapy program

Founder of the Voice For the Horse Canada Foundation is looking for donations

Mischief is one of the equine mascots for the Voice For The Horse Canada Foundation, founded by Yvonne Allen. (VFTH photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton dominated the $40,000 VOLVO CANADA Cup 1.45m at the Fort Festival at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (Totem Photographics/tbird/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton dominated the $40,000 VOLVO CANADA Cup 1.45m at the Fort Festival at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (Totem Photographics/tbird/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton won the $5,000 Maui Jim Welcome 1.45m at Thunderbird Show Park in the Fort Classic held on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 . Competitive riding has resumed at the Langley facility, without spectators. (Totem Photographics/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton won the $5,000 Maui Jim Welcome 1.45m at Thunderbird Show Park in the Fort Classic held on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 . Competitive riding has resumed at the Langley facility, without spectators. (Totem Photographics/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Stacey Northey makes a turn during barrel racing on Saturday (May 30) at the Langley Riders Society arena. It was the first event since the pandemic outbreak forced a shutdown. (Ron McCarthy (rgmphotography.ca)/special to the Langley Advance Times)

Riders return to Langley arena

Langley Riders Society holds first competitions since arena was closed by COVID-19

Langley’s Stacey Northey makes a turn during barrel racing on Saturday (May 30) at the Langley Riders Society arena. It was the first event since the pandemic outbreak forced a shutdown. (Ron McCarthy (rgmphotography.ca)/special to the Langley Advance Times)
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation closed Fraser Downs March 18 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that closure has left many horses and horsemen with nowhere to go. (Photo: elementscasinosurrey.com)

Cloverdale’s Fraser Downs closure leaves some horsemen and horses with nowhere to go

Sandra Roberts says horsemen’s welfare not being addressed

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation closed Fraser Downs March 18 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that closure has left many horses and horsemen with nowhere to go. (Photo: elementscasinosurrey.com)
FILE - In this May 3, 2019, file photo, trainer Jason Servis is seen at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Servis is among more than two dozen officials charged in what authorities describe as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to race faster. Servis trains 3-year-old champion Maximum Security and is charged with giving performance enhancing drugs to that horse and others in his barn. The charges were detailed in four indictments unveiled Monday, March 9, 2020, in Manhattan federal court. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Trainers, vets charged in international horse-drugging scheme

Trainer alleged to have given performance-enhancing drugs to horses entered in races 1,082 times

FILE - In this May 3, 2019, file photo, trainer Jason Servis is seen at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Servis is among more than two dozen officials charged in what authorities describe as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to race faster. Servis trains 3-year-old champion Maximum Security and is charged with giving performance enhancing drugs to that horse and others in his barn. The charges were detailed in four indictments unveiled Monday, March 9, 2020, in Manhattan federal court. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)