Thank you for supporting us during the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

The alumni students and all at Urban Stable want to thank you for supporting Urban Stable during the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.

So far we have raised $985! THANK YOU!!

You still have one more day – donate before midnight June 30th, 2017! Every $1 donated through makes us eligible to win $10,000!

Donate before June 30th midnight!

Erin’s Story

Erin has been with Urban Stable for 5 years and is now an Alumni Student. She shares her story here…

Donate today! Every $1 donated in June through will make us eligible to win $10,000 during the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

Donate by June 30th!


Thank you Team Viscount – You are a true inspiration!

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Thank you to the Social Justice Students at Viscount Alexander school, Winnipeg, MB for raising an amazing $473 for Urban Stable. The group held a school dance and chose to raise funds for Urban Stable.

Your fabulous fundraising efforts will fund 1/3 of the cost, above partner contributions, for 1 student to participate at Urban Stable to unbridle their potential for 1 whole year!

Way to go Team Viscount Alexander! You are an inspiration! You are an example of how we can all make a difference! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hooves!horse high hoof!

If you want to learn more about how you can get involved or participate in third party fundraising email us at or follow the link

Ryley’s Story…..

Help us win $10,000!

Ryley has been in the Urban Stable program for 4 years and is now an alumni student.  He has a special message on what Urban Stable means to him that he wants to share with you.

Throughout the month of June, every $1 donated through makes Urban Stable eligible to win $10,000! (min $3 donation).

Donate today and share GivingChallenge.CA





The Great Canadian Giving Challenge!


Help Urban Stable win $10,000!

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is here! For the entire month of June, every $1 you donate to Urban Stable through  or  qualifies us to win $10,000! The more you give, the more chances for us to win! #GivingChallengeCA

With a $10,000 donation, Urban Stable could provide our unique equine experiential learning to 8 more students for the whole year! We could help more students, like Jason, unbridle their potential!

“Jason” joined Urban Stable in grade 6. He was often frustrated and angry with how life was going for him, struggling in class and being bullied at recess. Through working with his horse at Urban Stable, Jason was able to identify his frustration, work through it and develop ways to manage his emotions. Jason now calms quicker, can use his words to express his emotions and rationalize what he is feeling. Jason has grown emotionally over the two years in the program. Jason is  now not afraid at recess because of what his horse taught him; to have empathy for others.

Help change more lives, like Jason’s, donate today!

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Nick’s Story…

Hear what Urban Stable means to Nick.

Meet a Horse – Taco

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Taco is a 20 year old, Paint cross, gelding and he is a true gentleman. Taco has been working with kids and youth for 13 years and is now using his experience and talents to teach students at Urban Stable.

Taco really shines in helping students who struggle with assertiveness. Taco will ‘hold their hand’ and walk these students gently through practicing their assertiveness skills during activities on the ground as well as in the saddle. Taco’s favourite speed is standing still, so the students Taco works with have to practice being assertive in order to convince Taco that taking a walk might be fun as well.

Taco also loves being groomed by our students, which is maybe why he insists on frequent mud baths! He loves to take naps and is especially happy when he gets to hang out at work with his horse friends. This summer Taco is looking forward to a slower pace of life, grazing in the pasture, enjoying massages and relaxing as he takes his well earned retirement. Thank you Taco, for your years of dedicated service.  (Meet our other horses)

Sweatshirt Fundraiser

Urban Stable is ordering sweatshirts!

Choose your colour, size and whether you want zipped or pull over. Sweatshirts are $60! All proceeds go towards program and transportation running costs for the students at Urban Stable.

Deadline for orders is June 25th, 2017. Order your sweatshirt TODAY! Download your order form below.

For more information email:

Sweatshirt Fundraiser – Order form 2017

Board Member Recruitment

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Do you want to make a difference for youth in your community?  Are you interested in being part of a unique organization delivering equine facilitated learning programs to youth, benefiting their social and emotional growth?  If so, we invite you to consider a position with Urban Stable’s Board of Directors.

Urban Stable currently provides Equine Facilitated Learning Programs to youth in grades 5-12 through four unique programs (school program, alumni program, summer camp, Leaders in Training program).   We currently partner with 20 schools within three School Divisions and two community organizations.  Our programs promote the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through experiential learning with horses. Urban Stable is a not-for-profit charitable organization and is accredited by the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association.  Over the past 15 years Urban Stable has served the needs of 550 youth and is well positioned for growth over the next few years.

We are currently seeking 2-3 people to join our board of directors with expertise and experience in ONE or more of the following areas:

  • Fundraising/ Marketing
  • Accounting/ Financial Management/ Business
  • Education/ Social Work/ Psychology
  • Equine Assisted Learning/Therapy

As a member of our board you will have opportunities to:

  • Be part of a dedicated and passionate team of board members, volunteers and staff working together to make a difference for youth in our community
  • Learn more about equine assisted learning and its benefits
  • Broaden your professional and personal networks
  • Utilize and/or gain skills in decision making, governance, strategic planning, marketing, financial management, etc.


Type of Position:  Volunteer

Requirement:  4-6 hours/month to begin September 2017

Duration:  Board members are elected for an initial two-year team (with opportunity to renew for an additional term)

Experience: Previous board experience desired but not necessary

Location of Opportunity: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Note: Board members are subject to a criminal record check and child abuse registry check


If this opportunity interests you, please include the following in your application:

  • Brief resume
  • Brief letter of interest highlighting how you can contribute to the board


Deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26th, 2017.

Send applications to:

Bud & Spud Fundraiser 2017!

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Bud & Spud Fundraiser 2017!

Thank you to EVERYONE who attended and supported Urban Stable at our third annual Bud & Spud Fundraiser on March 3rd, 2017.

It was another GREAT success with Urban Stable raising $5,500! Thank you to everyone that attended the event and purchased support tickets.

MASSIVE thank you to all the businesses and individual prize donors that supported the event. Your names will be listed on our supporter page of the website.  With SPECIAL thanks to our grand prize donors:

Lana and Brent Stevenson
The MacDonald Family

SPECIAL THANKS to the Alumni Leadership group and the program staff for promoting and volunteering at the event – we are so proud of you!!!

SPECIAL THANKS to our Board of Directors for planning, promoting and volunteering at the event.

SPECIAL THANKS to Julie Galluzzo and Erin & Sandy Yap for top ticket sales!

We could not have made this event a success without all of you!!! Thank you!
All proceeds from the Bud & Spud directly support our school equine facilitated learning program.

With gratitude to you all – THANK YOU!!!