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post #1 of 32 Old 01-25-2013, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hey I'm new and wondering about Canada

I'm currently in Scotland And thinking of moving to Canada. I compete in dressage. Looking for the best areas where there is plenty of dressage competitions. Also what boarding yards there are a d whats it like. Also any other advice of what it's like in Canada

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post #2 of 32 Old 01-26-2013, 01:06 AM
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I'm currently in Scotland And thinking of moving to Canada. I compete in dressage. Looking for the best areas where there is plenty of dressage competitions. Also what boarding yards there are a d whats it like. Also any other advice of what it's like in Canada
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I live in Manitoba, I don't board my horses but are at home with me and I do have a boarder.
Alberta is where there is alot of horse/horse people out there, they do western/english/dressge also.....
Be prepared for cold though in the winters!

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post #3 of 32 Old 01-26-2013, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply. Is there much in the way of equestrian property to rent or I it more sale.
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post #4 of 32 Old 01-26-2013, 10:42 AM
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Oh I'd love the emigrate to Canada, such a stunning country!
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post #5 of 32 Old 01-26-2013, 11:01 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Is there much in the way of equestrian property to rent or I it more sale.
Around here there is lots of equestrian property, and lots of small acreages for sale......I know a couple of barns where they have immigrants from different countries that come to work for them at their barns......other than that I don't know too much, I trail ride with a group of people that live around here and we haul the horses out for day rides......
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There is more equestrian happenings in either Alberta or Ontario. There is a bit in BC, next to none in MB and SK. I live in SK, trying to find a job to do with horses is a joke. I am off to BC this summer for an internship with horses. I figure when I decide what I want to do eventually, I'll have to move to AB or ON.
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post #7 of 32 Old 01-26-2013, 11:49 AM
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I immigrated to Canada about 3 years ago. Live on Vancouver Island in BC, lots of English riding stables and competitions around here. Buying land however is SUPER expensive! Very wet weather (like at least 8 months of rain...) but not as cold as in most other parts of Canada. Beautiful here on the Island, tons of trails to explore.... and beaches of course that allow horses :0)
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post #8 of 32 Old 01-26-2013, 11:50 AM
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Id look around Calgary, Alberta. Are you looking to rent a place or buy? Places set up for horses get pricey especially closer to the big cities. If you look around a bit you can find places that offer accomidations with the job.
Alberta.kijiji.ca is a good place to start looking.
Another thing to do is just google search horse barns or training facilities in different areas and then just drop them an email.
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post #9 of 32 Old 01-26-2013, 11:59 AM
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Hello Heilo. If you qualify to move here, whether temporarily or permanently, you will discover a fantastic country full of opportunities - horsey or otherwise. I'm in Alberta, near Edmonton.

Boarding Barns here tend to offer either full livery or grass livery, they don't use these terms though. There's pretty much no thing as DIY livery. I keep my horses at home on our acreage. That term is used for a house on anything from half an acre upwards. We're on 15 acres here.

You can do a ton of research on the 'net about houses for sale and to rent, also about employment prospects. Edmonton and Calgary are the biggest cities in Alberta, and both are Horse-world central.

When we were moving here I couldn't find anything to rent, so we chose to buy. If you came over and started by renting in a non-horse residence you would probably then start to find acreages to rent. But use of the Internet isn't as ubiquitous in Canada as it is in the UK so there are a lot of things that you just need to be 'on the ground' for.
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post #10 of 32 Old 01-26-2013, 12:45 PM
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Well, I won't lie. Canada is the BEST country ever. True word.
And Alberta is the best province. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise...LOL
Actually, if I wasn't born in Alberta, I'd choose Ontario. Gorgeous place. Actually, all of Canada is gorgeous.

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