Big Britches

Big Britches is an integrated horsemanship club for individuals with or without a diagnosed special need aged 18 and older. The recreational program centers around the growth of autonomy, confidence, and self-esteem by incorporating activities that meet the needs of social, physical, and cognitive health.

The program includes three main objectives:

Lifes Skills - Food preparation in the kitchen, barn chores, cleaning tack, barn laundry, caring for plants.

Leisure Activities - Nature walk, music, painting, drawing, board games, card games, gardening.

Equine Partnership - Grooming and caring for horse, leading horses in arena, watching demonstrations and learning of basic horsemanship such as designing and leading through courses, learning about horse colours, breeds, ages, and healthcare.

Please note - there will not be any riding or mounted activities in this program.

Session Dates: Winter 2024
Sunday February 11

Sunday February 18

Sunday February 25

Sunday March 3

All dates are 9:00am-12:00pm.


Registration Details

  • All registration and payment will be done online at
  • Please share any relevant information that will assist us in making this is a positive experience for the participant i.e. behavioural/emotional details, assistive measures, etc.

Payment Details

  • Payment of $200 will reserve the spot at time of registration.
  • Spots will not be reserved without payment.
  • No refunds will be given for missed dates.
  • Should a participant withdraw from the program prior to the halfway point (February 18), 50% of the total session fee will be refunded. No refunds will be issued past the halfway point.

For more information, please contact the SARI office at 519-666-1123 or email

Registration for winter 2024 will open online on December 1, 2023 at 10:00am/