Second Pilot Evaluation to be held in Banff National Park, October 20 – 22, 2014!
Fresh of the heels of the highly successful pilot launch delivered in Eastern Canada at the Broadleaf Guest Ranch, Equine Canada is thrilled to be able to announce another joint venture, this time in Canada’s west, with Holiday on Horseback who will host the next Trail riding and Tourism Certification program pilot evaluation. For 52 years, Holiday on Horseback has been taking guests deep into the backcountry of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park. They are also part of the Canadian Signature Experiences (CSE) collection – once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences found in Canada.
To get the best out of this experience, Equine Canada will organize a pre-evaluation training session and post evaluation backcountry adventure in order to help participants understand and experience part of this outdoor program. The training (October 18-19)and backcountry (October 23-25) adventure are open to all participants, no requirement, however, the evaluation pilot program (October 20-22) is designed for those interested in becoming recognized by the Trail Riding and Tourism Certification program (TRTCP) as competent and skilled people in their area of knowledge. This certification program is a tool to enhance industry standards, insuring the quality of the services delivered by the certified Guides or Trail Riding Instructors.
The three day trail ride has been arranged at the Sundance Lodge This Lodge was built by Canadian Pacific Railway back in the 1920’s, and the original cabin remains standing and was declared a historical site in 1990. It was used as a refuge for mountain guides and packers traveling to Mount Assiniboine, whose names you can still see carved into the logs of the building.
UPDATE: Trail Riding and Tourism Certification Second Pilot Event in Alberta — Postponed
Ottawa, ON Aug 19, 2014 — Upon evaluation of the successful inaugural Trail Riding and Tourism program pilot held in eastern Canada this summer, Equine Canada is temporarily postponing the second event to integrate insights gained by conducting the first pilot and will re-launch the program in western Canada shortly. We thank those who expressed their interest in the Alberta event and hope you’ll join us again when the program continues in the near future.