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Welcome to Dunmore Equestrian

“creating a safe, inclusive environment to celebrate and share our exciting

southeastern Alberta culture and heritage, continuing to build on our future”

About Dunmore Equestrian Society

Dunmore Equestrian Society is a non-profit with a Board of Directors entirely managed by volunteers. They are committed to building a world class public agricultural/equestrian facility; providing opportunities for recreation, sport, personal development and rehabilitation for every age. They promote healthy, active lifestyles and are dedicated to preserving and sharing our Western Canadian culture and heritage for over 100,000 rural and urban residents in southeastern Alberta.

It was in early 2014 that founder Blair Reid and director Catherine Schnell began working on the development of a public recreational equestrian park. They researched land options in southeastern Alberta and secured private, corporate and in-kind donations. Dunmore Equestrian opened its outdoor arena on August 20th, 2016 on 26.4 acres of land along the Trans Canada Highway in Dunmore, Alberta. Development has been ongoing with the addition of a (29) Horse Hotel paddocks, bleacher seating, two-story Announcers Stand, an accessible washroom, and under construction is the new indoor Community Ranch Arena.

  • A world class Agricultural/Equestrian facility that promotes a healthy active lifestyle and a strong community spirit year round; we invite the world to share our Western heritage and Indigenous culture

  • To celebrate and share the benefits of our Agricultural/Equestrian country park through festivals, equine sport, recreation, education, healing events and programs

  • Dunmore Equestrian is a year-round, multi-purpose facility offering a variety of agricultural, community and social events and programs in Southern Alberta.

  • Dunmore Equestrian is a society formed by a group of rural residents who recognized the need and potential for a pubic agriculture / equestrian facility in Cypress County. 

    • Our mission is to maintain a public non-profit, multi-functional agriculture/equestrian facility that improves the quality of life of people living in the rural and urban communities in southeastern Alberta.

    • Provide a safe inclusive environment to celebrate and share our culture and heritage promoting a healthy community and active lifestyle and volunteer opportunities for all ages.

    • Represent community needs by developing and providing quality recreational, competitive, entertaining, social, therapeutic, educational, agricultural and cultural celebrations and activities.


    Our main focus is family events, festivals and programming for: youth, 4-H clubs, indigenous, elderly and facility rentals to various user groups. We provide (29) 24'x24' "Horse Hotel" paddock rentals for travelers, individuals and other user groups.

    Our Main Sponsors in 2012: Cavan Ranching Ltd., Medicine Hat Accommodation Associations and Cypress County as well as the hundreds of community members, businesses, corporations and volunteers who are the reason we have this amazing public facility.

  • The Dunmore Equestrian Society honors and acknowledges that we are situated on Treaty 4 territory and borders Treaty7, traditional lands of the Cree, Sioux, and the Saulteaux bands of the Ojibwa peoples, Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood), Piikani (Peigan), Stoney-Nakoda, Tsuut’ina (Sarcee), We also honor and acknowledge that we are on the homelands of the Metis Nation in District 2 Battle River Territory.

Services Offered

  • Clinics / Workshops

  • Competitions, Rodeos and Events

  • Farm Friends Senior Home Petting Zoo Visits

  • Egg Hatching / Butterfly Hatching Senior Home Visits

  • Equine Facilitated Wellness Programs

  • Outdoor Arena Facility Rentals

  • Indoor Arena Facility Rentals

  • Yearly Riding Pass Memberships 

  • Horse Hotel (drop-in for travelers with livestock and participants)

Members of the Dunmore Equestrian Society have articulated their purpose, social, cultural, and environmental goals as follows:

  1. Embrace culture and heritage by welcoming all ages, ethnicities, and disciplines.

  2. Assist in providing educational, therapeutic, and recreational experiences as well as providing opportunities to connect with our culture, heritage, and one another.

  3. Foster sustainability by ensuring community ownership and values are reflected in the management and administration of the Dunmore Equestrian Society.

  4. Create a fun and welcoming facility by reminding ourselves of the purpose of the Dunmore Equestrian Society and revisiting our vision and mission regularly.

  5. Bring people together to celebrate the various cultures and traditions in Canada that make us all unique by ensuring the Society follows all of the above principles.

Our Guiding Principles

  • We are conveniently located along the Trans Canada Highway in southeastern Alberta and recognized as a community hub for equestrian/ agriculture competitions, recreation, western and Indigenous cultural programs and festivals.

  • We offer affordable and flexible space for hosting equestrian, recreational and community events and programs.

  • DES collaborates with community partners to facilitate and deliver educational and recreational programs and workshops.

  • The Dunmore Equestrian Centre demonstrates effective governance, strong leadership, and sustainable operations.

Our Goals

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