Welcome

The Metchosin Riding Ring is located at 4450 Happy Valley Road next to the Metchosin Firehall. There is easy access to the facility and plenty of parking for horse trailers. 


The riding ring is available to current Metchosin Equestrian Society members provided they act accordingly and within the guidelines set out below. Ring bookings for private events such as clinics, shows and demonstrations will take priority so please check our Ring Booking Calendar before you go to be sure you are not disappointed at the gate.

Metchosin Riding Ring

Ring Rules

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  • Always welcome other members to share the use of the ring unless it is a private event that has been booked and paid for. 
  • If using jumps and/or other equipment be sure your set-up allows room for others.
  • Please do not leave jumps and equipment unattended in the ring. 


All ring users must:  


  • Hold a current membership with Horse Council BC
  • Be an up-to-date member of the Metchosin Equestrian Society
  • Sign the District of Metchosin Ring Waiver Form and the MES Waiver Form
  • Instructors please submit proof of certification and coaching insurance to MES annually. 



LEAVE NO TRACE!!

Please remove all droppings and hay from the ring and surrounding areas. A wheelbarrow, rake and manure bin are provided! 

Ring Rentals

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The Metchosin Riding Ring is available to rent for private events such as clinics, shows and demonstrations. The cost of the ring is $100 per day.


In addition to the riding ring, our facility includes:  

  • Grandstand with Announcer's Booth
  • Concession - available to rent at additional cost
  • Public Washrooms nearby 
  • Water available for horses


Please contact Tammy Berry @ tammyberry269@hotmail.com for more information and to reserve the ring  


All ring bookings are listed on our Ring Booking Calendar. All bookings in CAPITAL LETTERS are private bookings where the ring has been reserved and paid for. There will be no general membership access at these times.

Future Projects

The Metchosin Equestrian Society would like to complete a number of projects in the future including:  

  • Ring watering system
  • Concession interior upgrade
  • Trailer parking signage
  • Waterproof under grandstand

We are always looking for participation and fresh ideas from our vibrant equestrian community. If you value our community riding ring and our beautiful trail system, please come out and support MES.  

A Little Bit of History...

The Ring:

The Metchosin Riding Ring was funded largely by the Metchosin Lions Club. Planning commenced in 1987 and construction was complete in time for the Grand Opening at the Metchosin Day Celebration in 1991. The ring was constructed using countless donations of labour, equipment, material and expertise from many people in the community. It has been used for many years by Metchosin Pony Club for lessons and clinics and is maintained by members of Metchosin Equestrian Society. The ring was resurfaced in the fall of 2014 with improved footing to provide all-weather usage and then was amended with additional sand in the spring of 2019 to improve the footing.


We would like to remember and celebrate the generosity of all the community efforts for the original construction as well as acknowledge the continued support for upkeep and maintenance. 

Notice of Grand Opening - 1991 Metchosin Day

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Metchosin Equestrian Society

4450 Happy Valley Road Victoria, BC V9C 3Z3