|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. |
|March 11 PD Day||March 11, 2016|
|Drop the kids off for our next PD Day March 11! More fun games, crafts and adventures as we celebrate animals, nature, and farm life with a little St. Patty's fun thrown in for good measure!|
|PD Day Adventure||February 15, 2016|
|Join Megan for plenty of outdoor games, winter-themed crafts and animal activities!|
|Parents' Valentine Night Out! ||February 13, 2016|
|Have plans this Valentine's Day? No worries! We are inviting the kids to Storybook Stables for fun, games, crafts, pizza and a movie!|
|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.|
|FAMILY FUN DAY!||October 18, 2015|
|Join us for a fun-filled day of pony rides, critter pens, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, games, activities and more! 12 noon - 3 p.m. |
|Mom & Tots Yoga||October 5, 2015|
|Join us for Mom and Tot Yoga farm style! |
|Summer Camp Adventures||June 29, 2015|
|Join us for our best summer yet, with six adventures to choose from: Saddle Club Horse Camp (with all new Senior Week, Tiny Tots and a 3-day eventing camp!); Farm Animal Fun; Camp Kindness; Nature Detectives; and TWO all new camps: Nature, Art & Movement and Myths, Magic and More! |
|LIVE YOUR MOST VIBRANT LIFE||June 6, 2015|
|Ladies only one-day retreat! A chance to rest, recharge and revitalize! |
|March Break Awesome Adventure Camp||March 16, 2015|
|This camp is filled with tons of animal and nature-based activities, games, storytelling, crafts, and exploring. |
|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).
|Expand your relationship with horses - Jr. version!||December 4, 2010|
|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 p.m. - $30 + gst
|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, FIELD TRIPS, CHILDREN'S ADVENTURES, FAMILY EVENTS, NATURE ACTIVITIES, WELLNESS WORKSHOPS 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, PD Day Adventure Camps, Field Trips, Birthday Parties, Family Picnics (reunions and coporate), 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 more than 20 years in the horse business. She is a five-time provincial show jumping champion and 2002 provincial coach of the year.
In addition to being a mom to three beautiful children, she is a writer/journalist, a certified yoga instructor and has trained in Equine Assisted Personal Development (EAPD), Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), Mindfulness, Reiki, NLP and energy work. She is also the director of Sadie's Place, a non-profit horse rescue.
Colleen Lahey is our amazing barn manager, riding coach and horse camp director. Her love of horses and drive for perfection in herself and her students has made her a fan favorite! Colleen hails from Cape Breton, NS, where she spent her early days riding Morgans and Arabians, and dabbling in western riding before finding her heart with jumpers and eventing. We look forward to seeing great things from her and her horse Gulliver this summer (shown with Gulliver's sister Lucy in the photo).
Julia Petrie joined us as assistant barn manager in September of 2015 and she has been bringing joy to the farm ever since. Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, we are so lucky to have her living on-site, helping with the day-to-day duties of caring for our 60+ animals
. Her great attitude and smiling face are second only to her work ethic. We have no doubt she will make a superstar vet one day - but one can only hope she will stay at Storybook forever!
We would also be remiss if we didn't mention all our wonderful junior staffers and volunteers whose tireless efforts do not go unnoticed! Thanks to Emily-Anne, Lily, Samara, Megan, Charlotte, Ella, Pinky, Elena and all those whom we couldn't do it without!
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