Equestrian Academy

(250) 545-9470
196 Bluenose Road
Vernon, BC

About Us

Aspengrove was established in 1990 by Hilda Wohlford and her late husband Ron. After sending her own horse-crazy daughters to horse-riding camps and finding them "not what they were hoping for", Hilda saw a need and decided to launch Aspengrove Equestrian Academy. From there, a program was developed that included quality, english riding instruction and horsemanship lessons. Not just a camp that offered some riding, but an experience where campers would have a chance to really learn and excel in the equestrian sports. A fine tradition of riding camps has followed, including the ever-popular residential week-long Summer Riding Camps. Camps offered for womens’ getaways, mother & daughter weekends and family camps have also proven popular over the years.

staff 2012 with Hilda center

Pride is evident by the many repeat students that come back year after year to Aspengrove. Many former students are now professional riders, trainers and instructors who started their riding career attending Aspengrove's camps. An impeccable reputation for quality instruction, horses, facility and safety record has attracted campers from all over Canada, the United States and several other countries.

Aspengrove remains a family-run business today with Hilda, her husband Lorne and daughters Angie and Alisha playing key roles. Up and coming rider and grand-daughter Cassie brings yet another generation to this long-standing family business. Camp counselors and other staff are likely to be former campers of Aspengrove which gives the program continuity year after year.