About Earthbound Stables

Developing comfortable, confident and committed riders

Earthbound Stables rests on a 73 acre tree farm and day camp on the eastern edge of Stouffville, Ontario. Carol Norton, founder of Earthbound Stables, Earthbound Kids Day Camps, and All About Kids Day Care Centers, is deeply committed to creating learning environments that are family-focused, fun, and support kids being confident, comfortable and challenged.

Our Riding School operates year-round in a renovated 100-year-old bank barn with both indoor and outdoor arenas. This unique setting is a truly magical place for children and adults to learn and grow.

What makes Earthbound Stables a wonderful place to ride:

Our Programs & Development Opportunities

Whether riding for fun, love of horses, or the challenge of the sport we have a program suited to your needs. As our students progress through our riding programs they also have additional opportunities to advance their riding and horsemanship skills. Our students can join our Earthbound Riders Club that enables students to join together for events, create community and promote team spirit. They can also participate in Equestrian Canada Rider Level courses on-site, as well as both Earthbound and Off-Property Horse Shows at the Bronze or Silver level.

Becoming an equestrian means developing character and skills both on and off the horse. Our Volunteer Program is designed for students to take on more responsibility, gain confidence, learn time management skills and receive additional riding time. As our riders grow and progress, they may also apply as a member of our barn staff, camp counsellors and even become future riding instructors.

Our Coaches

Our riding coaches are more than riding instructors. They come from a variety of backgrounds including childhood education, they are certified with Equestrian Canada and years of experience in the industry and with children and adults.

Our Horses

Our 30 horses at Earthbound are gentle natured and range in skill levels from quiet beginner horses to competitive show mounts. The Earthbound horses are all gentle natured, and safety is always number one when pairing riders to horses. We are committed to the care and well-being of all our animals.

Our Welcoming Ways

Our Earthbound parents and friends have the convenience of booking lessons, signing up for events, and manage their accounts through our online scheduler. Guests have the opportunity to watch lessons from our viewing areas complete with complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee or explore and experience the joys of the farm.

Our Passion

Everything that we do at Earthbound Stables has been thoughtfully designed to create comfortable, confident and committed riders. We take time and special care to understand each student’s personal goals and desires for their learning and riding experience. We know that you will love riding with us!

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Temporary Closure

Earthbound Stables will temporarily suspend all riding lessons starting the morning of Saturday, December 26, to comply with the province-wide shutdown order recently issued. We are still available and ready to answer any questions you have about riding lessons. Please contact us for rates and availability for our Spring/Summer sessions.