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Where: Ladysmith (Vancouver Island) BC

Takala Trails Ranch

Facility Information

If you wish to bring your horse to this course, you may do so.

Please contact Mary Carr at: 1-250-245-4864 or e-mail at:

Please visit their web site using the link:

There are accommodations also available on site – very nice detached cottages. Please contact Mary or visit their web site for all information

There is camping available on site, but no hook-ups so units will have to use generators for power etc.

There is a bath house available with flush toilet and Solar heated water for a shower.  Please check prices with Mary


From Nanaimo take the Island Hwy. south towards Ladysmith.

Turn right on Timberlands.

Turn left on Cameron Rd.

Right on Takala Rd.

Go all the way to the end and you are at Takala Trails Ranch.

Please park at the front – not blocking the driveway and we will meet in the barn.


There are also many hotels and motels in Nanaimo. Below is a site with accommodations:


There is no 7 day course scheduled in 2019 at this location

The Advanced 6 week program is offered at this facility on March 25-may 03, 2019


Our host facility is Valley Therapeutic

3330 – 256th Street, Langley, BC


If you are coming from the east, take Hwy #1 (Trans Canada), and turn south onto

Highway 13 (Aldergrove Bellingham Highway – or 264 St)

At Fraser Highway turn right

At 256 St turn Left

The facility is on the right side of the road

If you are coming from the west, take Hwy #1 (Trans Canada) and

Turn south on the 232 St

Turn Left onto the Fraser Highway

Turn Right onto 256 St

The facility will be on your right


There are many accommodations to choose from in Langley. If you would like more listings than those I have provided, please feel free to follow the link to the chamber of commerce hotel accommodation listing listed below.

Best Western Langley Inn

19650 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC


21653 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC

http://www.stayinlangley.com1-604-533-4431 or


pet friendly


To register for this class, please go to the ‘application forms’ section located on the top right hand of the home page.

To view answers to many questions people have asked me, please visit the ‘FAQ’ section.

To ask me any additional questions, please feel free to either e-mail me using the ‘contact’ section, or call me toll free at:



September 21-27, 2019



Jandana Ranch,

Pinantan Lake, BC




From Hwy 5 (The Coquihalla), you will see a Husky gas station.  This is Paul Lake Rd

Turn here and follow the road up into the mountains for approx. 20 kms.  There are signs for Jandana Ranch

along the way.  Signs for the community of Pinantan Lake will be clear. – the speed limit reduces to 50km/hr

The Jandana Ranch sign is approx. 1 km from the turnoff to the Pinanatan Lake Store on the left hand side.

Follow the driveway and when you see the second sign for Jandana Ranch, take the fork to the Right

You will come up a hill and within 20 seconds you should see the campground and cabins.

Jandana Ranch is also on googlemaps


Jandana Ranch offers shared cabin space and RV space.

Please contact Janice Jarvis for pricing:

Let Janice know that you are a student attending the course.



March 17-23, 2019


another course is also offered on:

September 14-20, 2019


The advanced Equine Massage course on Aug 06-September 14, 2018      is also held at this location. Please see the advanced massage course page for further information:  courses – advanced massage course information


Whitemud Equine Learning Centre (WELCA)

12504 Fox Drive – yes you may use GPS for this location.

This is a closed herd – no outside horses are permitted

You may contact Diane to inquire if you may park your RV at this location

(There is no electricity hook up)


please feel free to visit their web site at:


Please try to do a drive by the day before as this is a very busy part of the city and there has been quite a bit of on going construction for the last 2 years. Use my cell phone to text me if you get turned around!

As soon as you turn onto Keilor Rd, turn immediately right onto the first driveway (Equine Access), then follow the driveway – for approx.300 feet and turn left into the very first parking lot.

The building is brownish color with a flat roof.  The staircase is on the right side, walk across the patio and come right into the building.

Bathrooms are on ground level – ladies in the middle, gentlemen on the left side of the building

Directions to Whitemud Equine Centre:
Option 1

  1. Start out going SOUTHEAST on ARPORT RD. NW. toward KINSWAY AVE. NW.
  2. Turn LEFT onto KINGSWAY AVE. NW.
  3. Turn RIGHT onto 109 ST NW.
  5. HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE NW. becomes 109 ST NW.
  6. Turn RIGHT onto 82 AVE NW/WHYTE. AVE.
  7. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto 114 ST NW.
  8. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto 71 AVE NW.
  9. 71 AVE NW becomes BELGRAVIA RD. NW.
  12. Turn RIGHT onto KEILOR RD. NW. (go down gravel drive)
  13. End at Whitemud Equine Centre

Option 2

  1. From Yellowhead (Highway 16) going East
  2. Head to 149 Street turn off
  3. Turn RIGHT to go SOUTH on 149 Street
  4. Staying in RIGHT LANE, 149 Street turns onto WHITEMUD DRIVE NW (free-flow lane)
  5. Over Quesnell Bridge take the EAST FOX DRIVE exit toward FORT EDMONTON PARK
  6. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto FOX DRIVE NW
  7. Turn LEFT onto KEILOR RD NW (go down gravel drive)
  8. End at Whitemud Equine Centre





Option 3

  1. Start out going EAST on AIRPORT RD toward RENDEZ-VOUS MEETING PT.
  2. Go STRAIGHT toward HWY-2 / EDMONTON.
  3. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto 10 AVE / AIRPORT RD. Continue to follow 10 AVE.
  4. Take the HWY-2 N ramp toward EDMONTON.
  5. Merge onto PROVINCIAL ROUTE 2 N.
  6. Turn LEFT onto WHITEMUD DR NW.
  7. Turn SLIGHT LEFT to take the WEST WHITEMUD DRIVE ramp.
  9. Take the FOX DRIVE exit.
  10. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto FOX DR NW.
  11. Turn LEFT onto KEILLOR RD NW.
  12. End at Whitemud Equine Centre


Hotels/Motels Near Whitemud Equine Centre


Campus Tower Suite Hotel
Address: 11142 – 87 Avenue, Edmonton
Tel: (780) 439-6060
Approx. Rates: $150 – $200/night

Coast Terrace Inn – Edmonton South
Address: 4440 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
Tel: 1 780 437-6010
Approx. Rates: $140/night

Holiday Inn – The Palace
Address: 4235 Gateway Boulevard (North), Edmonton
Tel: 1 780 438-1222
Approx. Rates: $150/night

Best Western Cedar Park Inn
Address: 5116 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
Tel: 1 780 434-7411

The Ramada Inn & Waterpark – Edmonton South
Address: 5359 Calgary Trail, Edmonton
Tel: 1 780 434-3431
Approx. Rates: $100/night

Exquisite Whyte Avenue Bed & Breakfast – Edmonton 
Address: 11034 – 81 Avenue, Edmonton
Tel: 1 780 438-3357
Approx. Rates: $100 – $200/night

Hotel Selkirk – In Fort Edmonton Park 
Address: 1920 Street Fort Edmonton Park
Tel: (780) 496-7227
Website: :
Not sure if available because FortEdmontonPark is Closed from Sept to May


How do I sign up?

To register for this class, please go to the ‘application forms’ section.

To view answers to many questions people have asked me, please visit the ‘FAQ’ section.

To ask me any additional questions, please feel free to e-mail me using the ‘contact’ section

Please feel free to visit the Vertebral Realignment and Extended Massage sections for courses at this location.


September 07-13, 2019



Westridge Farms, Priddis, AB

This facility is now posted on as WEstridge farms walking stables

146139 192 St, Priddis, AB


Facility Information

If you wish to stay on site, they allow both tents and trailers for a fee. Space is limited.

There is no electricity plug in

Please contact Carol at 403-608-4497 to make arrangements.

This is a closed herd facility.



From the Trans Canada (#1), take Hwy 2 south, then Hwy 22X (Spruce Meadow Trail) west to Priddis.

From #2 North, take Spruce Meadows Trail (Stoney Trail – also called the 201 goes to the east and

Spruce Meadows Tails goes to the west.  It will eventually turn into the 22X)

This is a two lane highway.  Just before the turn to 192nd Street, there is a flashing yellow light with a sign

indicating that the divided highway will end in 2 kms.  The light is within about 100 feet of 192.

Turn North (right) on 192nd Street..

Go 2.4 kms on 192nd and when you get to the top of the hill, Westridge Farms driveway is on the west side(left).

There is a small wooden sign “Westridge Farms”

Follow the drive and take the first left (small sign indicating “Stables”)

Follow the sign up to the stables.  Parking is along the treeline next to the long lane way – please do not park in the parking

lot as this is a busy stable.

There are dogs, cats, horses and humans on site, please follow the courtesy of a 20km/hr speed.


Accommodations:  – great site to find a place to stay or

If you are staying at someone’ home who has posted on line, please take

the extra precaution of e-mailing a family member the name and the address

of your accommodations.

Wingate by Wyndham    400 Midpark Way SE     403-514-0099

Hilltop Ranch Bed & Breakfast    1-800-801-0451

Fish Creek Provinical Park is within 30 minutes driving time – please check with them for camping information

Riverside Chateau – 104 White Avenue, Bragg Creek, AB – (403) 835-6032 web site: http//

High Country House B & B – 53 Burney Rd, Bragg Creek, AB – (403) 949-0093

Super 8 – 60 Shawville Road Southeast, Calgary, AB – (403) 254-8878 – located in southern Calgary

Pathway Cottage B & B – 111 Sun Canyon Park Southeast, Calgary, AB – (403) 256-1995


How do I register?

Go back to the home page, and select the “Application forms” tab.

The form is printer friendly! Just follow the directions on the application form.

There is also a waiver form that must be signed by all attendees.


How do I contact Sidonia?

Go back to the home page, and select the ” Contact” button. It will send you to the e-mail area.

Please feel free to visit the FAQ section next for many questions I have answered about the massage course!