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No horsing around for Langley artist who got serious about painting post-retirement

Sandy Dimond’s works are featured at Newton Cultural Centre gallery in January

 

A greeting card fundraiser will benefit the Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association. (VTEA Facebook)

Art card sales support Langley horse therapy charity

Artist who volunteers with Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association did portraits of its horses

 

Chris Pack is president and operations director at tbird. (Langley Advance Times files)

tbird: From rugby to riding ring

Leadership at tbird brings out the best in everyone, no matter the athletic background

  • Aug 27, 2022

 

Firefighters and veterinarians came up with a plan to rescue a horse whose hindquarters were stuck down a septic tank in rural Langley Township on Wednesday, Aug. 4. (Langley Township Fire Department/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley firefighters rescue horse that fell into septic tank

Latest large animal rescue assist for Township fire crews

Firefighters and veterinarians came up with a plan to rescue a horse whose hindquarters were stuck down a septic tank in rural Langley Township on Wednesday, Aug. 4. (Langley Township Fire Department/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The annual Milner Hunt is one of the more popular events for local riders, hosted by Milner Downs. Aldergrove-based Horse Council of B.C. is happy to support this and many other events and initiatives across the province. (Special to Black Press Media)

Still advocating for horse and rider

Decades later, the Aldergrove-based Horse Council of B.C. continues the work of its founders

  • Jun 19, 2022
The annual Milner Hunt is one of the more popular events for local riders, hosted by Milner Downs. Aldergrove-based Horse Council of B.C. is happy to support this and many other events and initiatives across the province. (Special to Black Press Media)
Multiple family-friendly activities, including pony rides and facepainting, are incorporated into the 2022 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup. And the existing playground and the returning food trucks are also family favourites at tbird’s many horse events throughout the spring and summer months. (Langley Advance Times files)

Longines FEI Nations Cup is fun for the family

Jumping competition at Langley show park also features live music, beer garden, pony rides, and more

Multiple family-friendly activities, including pony rides and facepainting, are incorporated into the 2022 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup. And the existing playground and the returning food trucks are also family favourites at tbird’s many horse events throughout the spring and summer months. (Langley Advance Times files)
Horses from the community of Esk’etemc race down the slope in a traditional annual roundup which brings the horses back from winter range to the reserve. (Georgina Chipman photo)

PHOTOS: Indigenous Cariboo horse roundup a time-honoured tradition

Horses returned from winter range in Esk’etemc thanks to leadership of Bill Chelsea

Horses from the community of Esk’etemc race down the slope in a traditional annual roundup which brings the horses back from winter range to the reserve. (Georgina Chipman photo)
A horse nicknamed Rambo by its rescuers is walked along a forest service road to a waiting trailer. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge woman helps rescue horse discovered alone by Twenty Mile Bay

Horse, nicknamed Rambo, is in Langley receiving care

A horse nicknamed Rambo by its rescuers is walked along a forest service road to a waiting trailer. (Special to The News)
Riders taking part in equine therapy (Madison McKenzie/Aldergrove Star)
Riders taking part in equine therapy (Madison McKenzie/Aldergrove Star)
Members of the 4H Club learning about their horses (Jenny Barnes/Special to The Star)

Langley’s 4-H Club celebrates achievements

Saturday, Oct. 23, 4-H club members ride for family and friends

Members of the 4H Club learning about their horses (Jenny Barnes/Special to The Star)
Young Unicorn Club member learning to ride a horse (Alliance Training & Stud/Facebook)

New kids club comes to Aldergrove

Unicorn Club designed to teach kids more than just horseback riding

Young Unicorn Club member learning to ride a horse (Alliance Training & Stud/Facebook)
Tbird president Chris Pack said a huge amount of work had to be done to get ready for this weekend’s Longines FEI World Cup NAL qualifer. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Thunderbird raced to get ready for prestigious World Cup jumping event

Show park had five weeks to host 25 elite international riders

Tbird president Chris Pack said a huge amount of work had to be done to get ready for this weekend’s Longines FEI World Cup NAL qualifer. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Jim Burke (left) and Brent Hill practice at Fraser Downs March 4, 2021. A press release issued Aug. 6 noted the B.C. Government has agreed to provide both Harness Racing BC (HRBC) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of BC (HBPA) with a $3 million grant for 2021. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Government provides $3M in funding for horse racing in B.C.

Harness Racing could return to Fraser Downs as early as third week of September

Jim Burke (left) and Brent Hill practice at Fraser Downs March 4, 2021. A press release issued Aug. 6 noted the B.C. Government has agreed to provide both Harness Racing BC (HRBC) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of BC (HBPA) with a $3 million grant for 2021. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association president Lynn Moseley gives the non-profit’s horses a treat. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Helping and healing at Aldergrove’s Valley Therapeutic

Equestrian association is keeping busy with visits and appointments throughout summer

Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association president Lynn Moseley gives the non-profit’s horses a treat. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
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

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

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

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)
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

  • Jul 4, 2021
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)
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