Hawker Pavilion

We operate Swartzy Performance Horses out of the Hawker Pavilion, Grande Prairie Regional College's equine facility. The facility is situated in Fairview which is located in Alberta's Peace Country, an area in the north western part of Alberta, Canada.

The Hawker Pavilion was constructed in 1986 and over the years has served the College and the surrounding Community as a superb educational facility and as an indoor riding facility. Over the past several years due to changes in program mix and funding, the facility has been used on a more limited basis. In May of 2013, GPRC asked for "Expressions of Interest" from community groups or individuals with equine industry expertise who were interested in partnering with GPRC to operate the Hawker Pavilion. GPRC evaluated the proposals against criteria established to ensure that both GPRC and Community needs would be met in the operation of the Riding Pavilion.

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Specific Discipline Riding Nights

The arena is open from 8 am - noon and 5 pm - 9 pm Monday to Friday. Saturay and Sunday it is open from 8am to 9pm. Any bookings, resulting in arena closure, will be posted on the Swartzy Performance Horses Facebook page.

Anyone can ride on the specific discipline times; just be aware that the designated discipline and corresponding arena etiquette will occur during that time and as such all riders will be expected to work around the discipline scheduled.

All disciplines are scheduled 7 - 9:00 pm unless otherwise noted

Monday - barrels

Tuesday - english

Wednesday - team roping

Thursday - reining

Friday - Gymkhana alternating every other friday with reining

Saturday - team roping

Sunday - english

Rules

Anyone entering or using the Hawker Pavilion facilities (inside and out) are doing so at their own risk and agree to hold harmless Grande Prairie Regional College, Swartzy Performance Horses Ltd. (SPH), Garry Schwerdt, Dallas Schwerdt or volunteers and employees of any of the above entities.

Management is considered representatives of SPH

All riders must sign the Liability Waiver prior to entering the arena

It is each owner's / rider's responsibility to ensure their horse is free from sickness/disease. Management has the right to refuse entry to any horse that isn't in proper health or is deemed undesireable

Arena management has the right to refuse anyone entry to the Hawker Pavilion facility or refuse rental of the facility to a person or a group.

No smoking or alcohol in any building or storage facility

All persons using/attending Hawker Pavilion facilities shall obey any/all notices posted on the premises

Proper footwear must be worn while riding

All incidents must be reported to management

No entry into the barn or pavilion after 10 pm unless prior arrangements have been made - all buildings are alarmed and monitored

No turning horses loose in the arena without prior approval from management

No tying of horses inside the arena. Horses are to be tied on the north cement pad only and not past the west end of the stalls

Do not utilize any stalling without management's approval

Clean up after your horse whether it is on the cement pad, barn alley, or in the parking area

All farrier work is to be completed in the designated farrier area which will require booking by the farrier prior to use. No other indoor space will be provided

If you want to lunge your horse and there are already people using the arena please ask their permission prior to entering. Please stay at the middle of one end of the arena - no more than one horse being lunged at a time

Children must be supervised at all times or be placed in the children's play area.

Barrels/jumps/poles or other objects can only be placed in the arena during specified riding times or at the approval of management

Youth 12 &Under must wear a impact resistant helmet

Various disciplines have different arena etiquette. This will be implemented for those designated time

Boarding

Arena Use

Open to the public 8 am - 10 pm daily - exception is posted lesson/clinic/event time

DROP IN FEES
Includes GST

Riding
12 & under reduced by 50% of posted fees

1st horse ............................................................... $22
2nd horse .............................................................. $17
3rd horse on .......................................................... $12

External Services .................................................... $10
eg: chiro/farrier etc.

RIDING PASSES
Linked to the person - can ride as many horses as they want under their pass

Adult

Monthly ................................................................. $125 + gst
Semi - Annual........................................................ $625 + gst
Annual ....... .......................................................... $1100 + gst

Youth (13 - 17 yrs old)
age as of Jan 1st of current year

Monthly ................................................................. $95 + gst
Semi - Annual........................................................ $475 + gst
Annual ....... .......................................................... $850 + gst

Youth (12 yrs old & under)
age as of Jan 1st of current year

Monthly ................................................................. $60 + gst
Semi - Annual........................................................ $300 + gst
Annual ....... .......................................................... $500 + gst

Family of 3
max 2 adults

Monthly ................................................................. $300 + gst
Semi - Annual........................................................ $1500 + gst
Annual ....... .......................................................... $2600 + gst

Family of 4 or more
max 2 adults

Monthly ................................................................. $360 + gst
Semi - Annual........................................................ $1900 + gst
Annual ....... .......................................................... $3400 + gst

ARENA RENT

Hourly

Regular ................................................................ $50 + gst
Youth Groups........................................................ $35 + gst

Daily

Indoor 10 hour rental
Regular ............................................................... $350 + gst
Youth Groups........................................................ $200 + gst

Outdoor 10 hour rental
Regular ................................................................ $250 + gst
Youth Groups........................................................ $100 + gst

24 Hour
access required to riding surface is 24 hours

Indoor 24 hour rental
Regular ................................................................ $450 + gst
Youth Groups........................................................ $275 + gst

Outdoor 24 hour rental
Regular ................................................................ $350 + gst
Youth Groups........................................................ $150 + gst

Options to the youth group fees are available
eg: painting, cleaning, bedding stalls prior to events, picking up deadfall etc.

Lessons

  • Western (variety of disciplines)
  • Private or Group
  • Beginner to Advanced
  • With own horse
  • Lessons are 45 minutes (approx)
  • Lessons will include safety, horse care, riding etc.
    • Instructors

      • Katrina Berry
        • Group Lesson (3 or 4 in a group) unavailable for absolute beginners.............. $35 + gst

          Semi Private Lesson (2 in a group) .................................................................. $45+ gst

          Private Lesson ............................................................................................... $55 + gst

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