Cryderman Horse Camp - Thunder Bay, ON

The application period for Soldier On members wishing to participate in the Cryderman Horse Camp on 18 & 19 November, 2023 is now open. The application deadline is 1600 hrs on Friday, October 20th, 2023.

Soldier On, in collaboration with Cryderman Quarter Horses, will conduct a two-day horsemanship camp in Murillo, NW Ontario. The two-day camp is designed to provide the participant with the knowledge, techniques and skills required to understand basic riding, horse care and partnership, and stable requirements.

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to four (4).

Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from the Thunder Bay geographical area 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.

Selected Serving members will require the approval of their Chain of Command to participate. 


Draft Schedule for Saturday, 18 Nov 2023
0730-0800 hrs - Arrive, check in with Soldier On staff, welcome brief and introductions
0800-0900 hrs - Farm tour, Horse & Farm Safety Procedures
0900-1000 hrs - Horse assignment, Barn Session (Feeding & Chores)
1000-1200 hrs - Instruction
1200-1300 hrs - Lunch (Bring your Own)
1300-1500 hrs - Instruction
1500-1600 hrs - Clean-up and Departure

Draft Schedule for Sunday, 19 Nov 2023
0800-0900 hrs - Barn Session (Feeding & Chores)
0900-1200 hrs - Instruction
1200-1300 hrs - Lunch (Bring your Own)
1300-1500 hrs - Instruction and Riding Skills Course
1500-1600 hrs - Clean-up and Departure

Participants are advised that meals and transportation will not be provided by Soldier On for this event. Participants will be required to arrange their own travel to and from the event location, travel and meals are not eligible for reimbursement for this event.

Mental & Physical Requirements:
Applicants must be able to tolerate eight (8) hours of moderate paced activities for two (2) days in a row. Due to the busy activity schedule, applicants must have a limited requirement for rest throughout the day. 

Participants must be physically able to conduct the following without issue or being in violation of their MELs: manual labour requiring upper & lower body strength, lift and swing a 40 lb. saddle shoulder high, and be able to walk and maneuver in and around horses. Participants must weigh under 250 lbs. (as per regulations from the Service Delivery Provider for the horse’s safety). 

Applicants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.

Deadline for Nomination Forms

Must be received by Soldier On NLT 20 Oct 2023
Click on the Application Form
 link to express your interest

In order to be considered for selection, all serving members must also complete and submit a chain of command authorization form by the application deadline. 
Authorization Form

Communicable Disease Prevention
Soldier On, PSP and CAF TG aim to provide a safe environment for all participants and staff. To ensure everyone’s safety, applicants understand that they should aim to adopt personal practices focused on communicable disease prevention such as health awareness, staying home when sick and regular hand cleaning to help prevent the spread.

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