Slocan Valley Outriders present family fun day

Slocan Valley Outriders present family fun day

The public is welcome to the Slocan riding grounds and equestrian facility on Saturday, April 18.

The Slocan Valley Outriders Association is a local horse club committed to enjoying our equine friends safely while sharing the trails and roads with all other users.

They are proud to invite the public to their riding grounds and equestrian facility on Arlington Rd. in Slocan on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free Family Fun Day with E.A.S.E.

E.A.S.E  is more than equine awareness safety education. The riding club is hosting this event to promote safe practices and respect between vehicle drivers, industrial traffic, horses, riders and equine conveyances. The theme is safety education and the motto is “Be seen to be safe.”

The Ministry of Transportation encourages us all to “Share The Road.”

The Slocan Valley Outriders appreciates all efforts made by vehicle drivers on our road ways to pass our horses slow and wide. Through education, drivers and riders increase their understanding and respect for the unpredictable and timid nature of the horse.

Examples of hazardous situations may be: blind corners, narrow roadways, vehicles with loud engines, heavy equipment or sudden congested situations in traffic. Riders are committed to increasing their visibility and use correct signals to communicate with motor vehicles.

Slocan Valley Outriders Association members have been busy making reflective safety gear for both horses and people which will be for sale at the event, along with prizes, raffles, free gifts and educational materials.

A concession booth will be open offering light refreshments and a $5 lunch. Special activities are planned for children as well as lots of opportunities to meet our horses and our members. There will be demonstrations of equestrian road safety with a ride around Slocan from the riding grounds at 2 p.m.

For more information, please contact Pamela Stevenson at 250-226-7747.