Covid-19 update

We are happy to announce that our facility will reopen to the public on June 1.

We have a Covid-19 Safety Plan, social distancing protocols, and sanitizing plan in place as well as signage to comply with the provincial health regulations as well as to monitor risks.

This is a methodical and staggered process, but we are staying on top of the latest government policies. The policies we have adopted are for our clients’, visitors’, and staff’s health and safety.

We make changes to our policies and procedures as necessary and in accordance with provincial health regulations.

– Maximum of six people in an arena at any time.

– Maintain six feet (2 metres) between people at all times.

– Bring your own riding gear (helmets, spurs, riding crops and whips, etc.).

– Tack and grooming tools specific to our school horses will be disinfected after each use.

– Parents of children are required to assist the child with grooming. Coach will tack the school horse.

– Parents of children who need help mounting are required to lift their child onto the horse’s back.

– Gates, door knobs, etc. will be wiped down with disinfectant several times a day.

– Workers, clients and visitors are required to use hand sanitizer before entering and leaving the arena.

– We have posted signage at our facility, including occupancy limits and effective hygiene practices as well as who is restricted from entering the premises, including anybody with symptoms.

At this point we are only offering individual lessons as well as semi-private lessons. We also offer video lessons. Please visit our website at https://fallingstarranch.ca/video-lessons/ for more information.

We will not be offering any workshops and clinics in the near future, however, we are able to offer mentorships with a maximum of two people. New training horses are also welcome.

Please contact us for more information by calling 1-250-968-6801 or send us an email.

Please call ahead to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

Why Falling Star Ranch?

At Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship, we always have the best interests of the horses and clients in mind. To that end, we have built our excellent reputation on outstanding customer service, professionalism, and honest business practices, as well as high safety standards and our clean and well-maintained facilities. Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship is a real working ranch, without the typical distractions of a huge boarding or competition barn with a full lesson schedule or a trail riding business.

“We are not fancy, but we are the real deal.”

Owner Birgit Stutz is a certified (Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Certified Trainer) and fully insured coach, a business member in good standing of Horse Council BC, a member of the Back Country Horsemen of BC Robson Valley Chapter, as well as a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the American Paint Horse Association, and the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry.

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The mentorship at Falling Star Ranch was an amazing experience. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn how you can really work together with your horse, and build a really strong and good relationship with your horse. – Lisanne Hendriks

I highly recommend Birgit as a trainer with feel and am very thankful I found her before I had to resort to other trainers. Thank you so much Birgit for the excellent foundation you gave Tommy! – Cheryl Johnston-Schuetz

The program was full of variation and flexibility, but intense at the same time. Birgit really wants you to make progress and she teaches with heart and soul. – Cindy Handschoewerker