|March Break Drill Team Camp! ||March 26, 2018|
|Our Drill Team Camp is back for FIVE days with all new patterns! |
Open to riders who are comfortable trotting (or more!) in a group. Camp includes daily classroom sessions and a 90 MINUTE lesson each day
|March Break Goals, Growth and Goats! ||March 26, 2018|
|We're back for another farm fun adventure, but with a new year underway, we are adding fun activities for growth and goal setting.|
|Valentine's Day Couple's lesson||February 14, 2018|
|Looking for a unique activity for Valentine's Day? Join us for a couple's riding lesson! Multiple dates!|
|Expand your relationship with horses - Jr. version!||December 4, 2017|
|Want to broaden your horse experience? Join us for an afternoon of ground handling techniques, including "join up" activities, desensitizing games, and other natural horsemanship approaches. |
Working with horses on the ground not only provides insight into the nature of horses, but helps improve your understanding, and your horse's understanding of techniques you are asking under saddle.
Bring your own horse or use one of Storybook's and join us for an afternoon of fun and horse games! Space limited to max. of 6 participants per session.
Ages 8-11 - Saturday Dec. 4th - 1:30 - 4:00p.m. - $30 + GST
|SUMMER CAMPS ARE BACK! ||June 29, 2017|
|We're back with eight different camps to choose from this summer! |
|Pony Rides and Farm Tours! ||June 1, 2017|
|Farm is open to the public Sunday afternoons for the season! Doors open at 12 noon; Guided farm tours take place at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30; pony rides take place indoors between 1 - 3 p.m. Rain or shine. Admission is $5; pony rides $6. Season passes available! Follow us on Facebook for more info! |
|Family Fun Day 2016||October 16, 2016|
|Come meet our farm friends! Horses, goats, sheep, hens, pigs, cow, donkey, lama, turkeys, rooster and more! Take a pony ride, visit the critter pens, walk the interpretive trail, enjoy a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts and more! 12 noon - 3 p.m. |
|Mother-Daughter Celebration||May 7, 2016|
|Join us for a fun-filled, quality bonding day at our first ever Mother-Daughter ‘Girl Power’ Workshop. We will use movement, creativity, exercises with the horses, team building and a few surprises to inspire discussion and insights about leadership, confidence and courage. |
|Breaking Barriers||April 9, 2016|
|Join us - and the horses - for a one-day workshop where we will explore the fears and limiting beliefs that are holding us back from truly living our best life.|
|Easter Egg Hunt & Pony Rides!||March 26, 2016|
|Join us Saturday March 26, between 1 and 3 p.m. for an Easter Extravaganza. Visit the animals, hunt for eggs and take a pony ride!|
|Calling all Animal Heroes!||March 21, 2016|
|Join us for March Break Animal Heroes Camp! Children will become real life super heroes as we learn ways we can make the world a better place for animals and people. |
|PD Day Adventures are back! ||February 2, 2016|
|Join Charlotte for more fun, plenty of outdoor games, Valentines-themed crafts and animal activities! |
|Intro to Mindfulness||January 16, 2016|
|Learning to focus the mind allows us to let go of being compulsively busy, preoccupied and anxious, and access our ability to be more aware of our experience in the present moment. More info:|
|DRILL TEAM CAMP||December 28, 2015|
|An equestrian drill team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music. Riders must be able to walk and trot comfortably and safely in a large group. |
|Parents' Night Out!||December 19, 2015|
|No sitter? No worries! We are inviting the kids to Storybook Stables for the evening (between 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.) for fun, games, crafts, pizza and a movie!|
|It's Kool to B Kind!||December 4, 2015|
|Join us for a fun-filled day at the farm where our focus will be on Kindness: ways we can be kind to ourselves, each other, our communities and of course animals and nature!|
|Yoga Nidra||November 21, 2015|
|A relaxation experience you don’t want to miss! Join RYI Samantha Sambrooke for a 90-minute Yin/Nidra practice that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and restored. Click for more info!|
|Tween/Teen Girls' Night! ||November 6, 2015|
|Join us for an interactive workshop to talk about our bodies, media, love, gratitude and empowerment in this three-hour workshop.|
|Mom & Tots Yoga||October 5, 2015|
|Join us for Mom and Tot Yoga farm style! |
|LIVE YOUR MOST VIBRANT LIFE||June 6, 2015|
|Ladies only one-day retreat! A chance to rest, recharge and revitalize! |
|Rider Level Horsemanship Classes||February 21, 2015|
|We will be taking participants through weekly classes covering progressive horsemanship skills from Equine Canada's National Rider Level program. Classes covering Rider Level 1 and 2 topics will take place over 6 weeks - starting Saturday Feb 21st from 9-11 a.m. and continuing each Saturday until April 4th (no class March 21st). For those that wish to continue, four more classes will follow which cover topics from Rider Levels 3 and 4 (April 11th, 18th, 25th & May 2nd). |
Cost for the First six weeks -- including your manual covering Rider 1 & 2 = $100 + hst = $114
Cost for the entire 10 weeks of classes - including TWO manuals cover Rider 1 - 5 = $175 + hst = $199.50
|Horsemanship classes!||September 20, 2014|
|Storybook Stables is hosting a four-week horsemanship program for kids ages 6 and up, based on the national P'tit Trot program! |
The four-week session will include a beautifully illustrated four-chapter booklet (we will cover one chapter each week), four certificates (one for each level) and some other goodies as well. Each chapter (Bronze Horseshoe, Silver Horseshoe, Gold Horseshoe and Platinum Horseshoe) covers specific topics on horse care. As participants complete each chapter, they can place the matching horseshoe sticker on their certificate. Our two-hour session each week will be divided between classroom and hands-on exercises in the barn.
Classes will run from 2-4 p.m. Saturday afternoons - Sept. 20, 27th, Oct. 4th and 11th. Cost including your workbook, certificates and weekly sessions in $100 + HST ($114).
|Training with Confidence, Competence and Integrity||November 6, 2010|
|This short course will introduce you to a comparative analysis of training systems and offer you tools to consider your own training ideals. Whether you are looking to develop a program that suits both you and your horse or simply compliment your current training system, this course offers something for everyone. All the work will be done unmounted, using horses at the farm. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. $50 + GST.|
HORSES, FARM ANIMALS, RIDING LESSONS, DAY CAMPS, FAMILY EVENTS, NATURE ACTIVITIES, WELLNESS and MORE!
*CELEBRATING ANIMALS AND NATURE*
Set on 24-rolling acres, in beautiful Brookfield, Prince Edward Island, our forest, fields, streams and marshland offer a perfect return to nature.
Often, many of our 60+ animals serve as co-facilitators in our activities. They include horses, goats, sheep, pot-bellied pigs, hens, roosters, rabbits, a llama, cow, donkey and more.
Many of our animals are rescues. Once at Storybook, they live out the rest of their natural lives knowing only kindness and compassion. By taking part in our programs you are helping us to care for these animals.
In addition to our popular horseback riding programs, we offer children's camps and other special events that expose families to the transformative power of the natural world - a nice balance in today's tech-rich culture.
In 2015 we expanded our services, exploring paths of deepened awareness, personal wellbeing and societal transformation. Programs include women and wellness, yoga and other body awareness practices, contemplative arts, mindful living and other paths of personal transformation.
I just wanted to say 'kudos' to you and your gang. Once again, the kids had an amazing time at camp, and I can't say enough about you and your staff - professional, friendly, and you make parents feel like every kid is special and taken care of. Every morning when we dropped them off, I knew they were safe, would learn something new, and continue to be amazed with the animals and the outdoors.
I also have to say, you run a great stable. The barn doesn't smell ‘like a barn,’ the animals are clean, groomed, and well taken care of, and every single person is respectful and pitches in. I wouldn't hesitate to board a horse there. Keep up the great work! - J. Bouchard
Storybook's mission is to provide a space for people to disconnect from the fast pace of daily living and reconnect with animals and nature in a fun, exciting and heartfelt way. We offer a peaceful and compassionate farm and the animals, in turn, teach us lessons about love, kindness, leadership and living authentically.
We also believe in helping animals in need. As such we are home to Sadie's Place, a registered non-profit that rescues horses who are unwanted, neglected, abandoned or abused. This charity is volunteer-run, relies entirely on fundraising and 100 percent of monies raised goes directly to the care and rescue of horses. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today and like them on Facebook to help spread the word.
ANNOUNCING OUR ALL NEW ORIGINAL, ARTIST-ILLUSTRATED
HORSE-THEMED COLORING BOOKS IN AID OF HORSE RESCUE!!
Dapples and Dreams has gorgeous detailed horse imagery for adults
and children alike.
Hooray for Horses is filled with delightful horse scenes for the young and young at heart.
Books can be ordered through our Etsy Shop or picked up at the farm!
$1 from every book sold goes to horse rescue!
Horseback Riding Lessons
Storybook Adventures is a year-round equestrian centre. Our goal, first and foremost, to provide a safe, fun, professional horse experience.
We emphasize correct basics along with a classical approach to understanding the horse. We specialize in hunters and jumpers but whether you are just starting out, are a recreational rider or a serious equestrian athlete, we have a program to meet your needs.
Please see our 'Lessons' page for more info.
At Storybook we believe reconnecting young people with nature and animals is of the utmost importance.
Studies are showing that contact with the natural world promotes children's mental, emotional, physical and social health - activities in nature go a long way toward keeping kids healthy and happy!
We offer several camps throughout the year: Christmas, March Break and all summer long, as well as PD Day Adventures through out the school year.
Our signature five-day Summer Horseback Riding Camps are a sell-out each year. In addition we offer several other day camps, with a wide variety of themes celebrating animals, nature and the environment.
See our 'Camps' page for more info!
Health and Wellness
In 2015, we added wellness classes and workshops to help adults, teens and children live their most authentic and inspired lives.
In our yoga studio (and throughout the property) we offer classes in Yin, Hatha, Restorative, Prenatal, Children's, Teens,Toddler and more.
Retreats and workshops focus on Rest and Renewal, Passion and Purpose, Mindfulness and Meditation, Leadership and Confidence, and more. Check out our news items on the left side of this page or our Facebook page, under EVENTS
for more info!
Who we are
Owner Jana Hemphill is a nationally-certified riding instructor with 30 years in the horse industry. She is a five-time provincial show jumping champion and 2002 provincial coach of the year. In addition to being the mom of three awesome kids and wife to a pretty cool husband, she is a writer/journalist, certified yoga instructor and has a special interest in Equine Assisted Personal Development (EAPD), Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Mindfulness. She is also the director of Sadie's Place, a non-profit horse rescue.
Head Coach Colleen Shaw hails from Ohio and is a graduate of West Texas A&M University (BSc. Equine Industry & Business). Colleen was named Outstanding Underclassman for Equine Industry & Business for 2017-18 and Outstanding Senior for Equine Industry & Business for 2019. She was also an NCEA (National Collegiate Equestrian Association) Academic All American in 2018. Years spent competing on the Hunter/Jumper circuit, working as a groom, coaching students and caring for horses round our her extensive resume. Colleen, her dog Felicity and horse Cricket now call PEI home!
Jodie Blagdon has been a fixture at Storybook since 2018. Her care and kindness not only extends to our many animals, but to the children who spend their summers at the farm. As our Summer Farm Camp Leader Jodie inspires compassion and curiosity in our campers as they learn about animals and the natural world. Her patience is second only to her ability to keep the children active and engaged. Jodie has a degree in Sociology and is currently taking the Youth Worker Program at Holland College.
Emily Anne MacQuarrie has been at Storybook for 8 years as a rider, volunteer, junior barn assistant, Summer Horse Camp Leader and junior coach and she hasn't even graduate from high school yet! Emily Anne brings to the farm, an enthusiasm and a work ethic that is second to none and she is a fan favorite! In addition to being a talented equestrian, she is a superior rugby player who will be taking to the field at UPEI in 2021!
Sylvie Courchesne, a life long animal lover, grew up in Quebec and was first introduced to horses when her mother worked at a stable. This provided Sylvie with the opportunity to help with feeding, cleaning, leading and grooming. Eventually she began riding and throughout her teens, competed in hunters and jumpers. Sylvie is also a certified dog trainer and we are so glad she has made her way to PEI and to Storybook!
Set on 24 beautiful acres in rural Prince Edward Island, we take great pride in the experience we offer both our four-legged friends and the two-legged ones who love them.
If you have any questions please visit our Contact Us page or email us at email@example.com