MES Contacts

  •       President - Eleanor Elston -  

  •       Vice President - Spring Dickson -

  •       Ring Bookings - Nadyne Kerr -

  •       Secretary - VACANT - 

  •       Treasurer - Sandra Jenkins -


  •        Membership - Daphne Carter -

August 4th meeting is being held at

Rachel Young's house:

7983 Deer Park Trail; Metchosin

(off Liberty Drive)

7:30 pm

Metchosin Equestrian Society

- started in 1988 by local horse enthusiasts.

January of the following year

MES was formed as a Non-Profit Society.

The District of Metchosin Municipal Ring

is leased and maintained by MES volunteers.


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4th Thursday of each month

Metchosin Community House
       4430 Happy Valley Road
(next to Fire Hall)


MES  Members:

  •   participate in local trail development and               maintenance

  •   organize trail rides, horse shows and clinics

  •   educate with lectures and/or demonstrations

  •   MES represents the interests of the equine

community to the District of Metchosin

Metchosin Equestrian Society (MES) is hosting a

Ride for BCSPCA Horse Care

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

  • Meet at the ring 1:00 p.m.
  • The ride will follow the same route as last year: Hillman Trail, Metchosin Mountain, Witty’s Lagoon Park, Tower Point, return to ring.
  • Approximate time 4 hours. Mostly in the shade.
  • Riders must wear boots and helmet and have BC Horse Council Insurance.
  • Registration is by donation.
  • Charitable tax receipts will be issued by BCSPCA.
  • Non-riders are encouraged to donate as well.
  • We will break up in small groups of 3 or 4 horses with space between groups.
  • Refreshments and water stops and out-houses along the way.

*******Lucky Draw for prizes at the end of the ride. Anyone who donates $20 or more is in the draw, non-riders alike. You don’t have to be present to win.
We are grateful for the sponsorship of: Olympic View Golf Course, Greenhawk, Willow Wind, Slegg Building Materials, My Chosen Cafe, and Glenrosa Farm Restaurant.

Contact: Bev Bacon,   or   250 474-7202

This year's ride is to support the work that BCSPCA is doing with horses.  They now have two large-animal facilities, one in Surrey and one in Kelowna.  Horses are returned to health and good condition before being re-homed.  The cost is about $20 a day to have a horse in care.

Last year MES started with the modest proposal of “Let’s organize a trail ride on local trails that people don’t usually access and ask the riders to make a donation to BCSPCA specifically for the care or horses.”

Horses seized during cruelty investigations:

  • 69 horses seized over the past year (30 of these in 2016 so far)
  • 29 horses returned to their owner once the owner was able to provide appropriate care
  • 7 horses euthanized due to critical distress/untreatable medical issues/unmanageable pain, etc.
  • 26 horses adopted
  • 7 horses currently in our care
  • 4 at the Surrey facility
  • 3 in the interior in foster homes (possibly transferring to Surrey)

Rough Estimate for Average Cost of Care / Horse:
$3000 / horse (includes care, feed, vet/farrier care, medications, hauling, deworming, etc.)
The majority of horses that come into our care are emaciated and compromised as all of our horses come into our care through cruelty investigation warrants. These horses require the support of our staff, volunteers, veterinarians, nutritionists, and other professionals, and require a weight gain diet and supplements which can be very costly (along with vet bills).

 2016 Membership renewal information

See Membership page for forms

  • 2015 current MES members do not have to submit a completed a District of Metchosin Equestrian Riding Ring Waiver.
  • 2015 current MES members do not have to submit a completed Metchosin Equestrian Society Acknowledge & Release Form.
  • These forms are not required to be submitted again until 2020. They are good for 5 years.
  • If the MES Acknowledge & Release form was not signed for 2015, please submit one with your 2016 membership.

Happy before & after

Tux - before & after

Sooke Saddle Club Shows at the Metchosin Ring

August 13 -  Dressage Show and Tell - Judge Sheila Skeene

Please check the SSC website for forms and more information