Storybook is a high performance equestrian facility with heart. We strive for excellence in all of our riding and training programs, and we also believe that connecting with nature and animals in a heartfelt way, is beneficial not only for humans, but for nature and animals as well!
Set on 24-rolling acres, in beautiful Brookfield, Prince Edward Island, our forest, fields, streams and marshland offer a perfect return to nature and a nice balance in today's tech-rich culture. Our 50+ animals include horses, goats, sheep, a pig named Fern, several pot-bellied pigs, hens, roosters, ducks, 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 - the animals in return serve as 'co-facilitators' in many of our programs!
Our year-round Riding Lesson Program includes three streams: Learn to Ride (LTR), High Performance (HPP) and High Performance Competition (HPCP). Our inviting facility features a bright, indoor cover-all arena with state of the art fibre footing, an upstairs viewing area and classroom, as well as a large (120' x 220') outdoor sand ring with a full hunter and jumper course, starter level cross country course and walking trails. Other ammenities include a bathroom, kitchen/lunch room and tack shop on site!
Our coaches and staff are knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. Our 15+ school horses are the pride our our farm as they provide the solid foundation required to allow our beginner riders to safely tackle their first skills, and the talent and athleticism needed to take our High Performance riders into the show ring.
Our popular Camp Programs ( Farm and Horse) allow children to spend their days getting to know, and caring for, our many animals; playing nature-based games that expand our awareness of the world around us and the challenges facing our environment; enjoying activities that foster kindness, compassion and community; and taking part in personal and group challenges that build self-confidence and team spirit.
Horses can also play a powerful role in growth, healing and skills development. They have the gift of intervening on an emotional and somatic (body) level which makes them excellent partners for helping us meet the challenges that lay before us. In 2015, we added Equine-assisted programs that help youth take charge of their lives and their health in order to become their most authentic & inspired selves.
Our mission is two-fold: To provide a premium training facility for equestrians of all levels, from recreational to elite athlete, while also providing a space that allows people to disconnect from the hectic pace of daily life and reconnect with animals and nature in a fun, exciting and heartfelt way. We offer a peaceful and compassionate farm and the animals and nature, in turn, teach us lessons about love, kindness, leadership, stewardship, sustainability and living our best lives.
We strongly 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 Originals, Artis-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 Tack Shop or picked up at the farm!
Horseback Riding Lessons
Storybook Adventures is a year-round equestrian centre (indoor and outdoor riding). Our goal is to provide a safe, fun, professional horse experience. Our coaches have the knowledge and expertise to develop top level riders and we offer a wide variety of school horses to match every level of rider.
Our riding program places a strong emphasis on developing an independent seat, soft, steady hands and a solid lower leg - we don't skip the building blocks needed to establish a strong foundation. We also believe great riding comes from understanding the horse - the mechanics of movement as well as knowledge of horse behavior, to create compassionate, well rounded riders and harmonious partnerships. 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 'Farm Animal, and Horse Camp' pages for more info!