Horseback Riding Camp in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC

Soldier On will host a Horseback Riding Camp in collaboration with Club Équestre de Québec on May 26-27. This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a healthy lifestyle. The Quebec Horseback Riding Camp will contribute as a tool to wellness and recovery for the participants.

Participants will be accompanied by instructors from the Club Équestre de Québec throughout the day. Within the two days, the following subjects will be covered: horse care, nutrition and horse riding equipment set up.

Warm and comfortable clothing is required as the camp will be held outdoors. Participants should be comfortable with the proximity of a large animal such as a horse. The following equipment is required and must be brought by participants: rigid ankle boots (military boots or hiking boots), face cover, bicycle helmet (no loan due to Covid-19) and your lunch.

Assistance throughout the event will be provided courtesy of Club Équestre de Québec.

Thursday, May 26th
  • 9 a.m.: Participants arrival
  • 9:15 a.m.: Information and welcome word
  • 9:30 a.m. Activity
  • noon: Lunch
  • 1 p.m.: Activity
  • 3 p.m.: End of day #1 - Departure
Friday, May 27th
  • 9:15 a.m.: Participants arrival
  • 9:30 a.m.: Activity
  • noon: Lunch
  • 1 p.m.: Activity
  • 3 p.m: Closing word and end of activity 
The number of Soldier On participants is limited to eight (8).

Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from Quebec and Lévis geographical areas (90 minutes by car, South and North shore) who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.

Serving Members
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command but is not required by Soldier On.

Mental & Physical Requirements
  • Participants must be able to tolerate six hours of low rate physical activity on two consecutive days with a moderate level of concentration for intructions.
    • Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.
  • Participants should be able to perform light lower and upper body movement without being in violation of any MELs.
Nomination Forms must be received by Soldier On no later than May 17th, 2022 at noon.
Express your interest here.

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