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Dropstone Riding Academy Logo by equiinfinite


training Canada's top young equestrians since 1931


Here at Dropstone Riding Academy we pride ourselves on equestrian and academic excellence. Our goal? To teach and train the next generation of top level equestrians. Based on 450 acres in southern Alberta, Canada, the academy is set amidst the foothills with the majestic Rocky Mountains just in view on the horizon. Dropstone offers a peaceful environment for both students and horses with its endless green paddocks, miles of trails, and surrounding trees. Founded in 1931 by English instructor George Caldwell, Dropstone quickly became the standard when it came to training young riders.
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Our Facilities

Since its opening, Dropstone has grown from a small operation with a five-stall barn and two-classroom school house to a massive estate with the following amenities:
large dorm hall | four academic classrooms | ballroom | media centre
student common room | on-campus shopping centre | cafeteria | library
staff offices | staff residences | computer lab
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The equestrian facilities include:
thirty-stall show barn with wash stalls, large tack room, hayloft, and feed room | two outdoor arenas | two outdoor dressage arenas
covered round pen | hot walker | indoor championship arena with skybox and stadium seating for 250 | full cross country course
cross country training course | event barns for stabling up to 90 guest horses | show office
thirty-stall fantasy breed barn with wash stalls, tack room, and feed room | jousting list | acres of pastures, plus individual paddocks

Our Staff

Focusing on three-day eventing, Dropstone is home to many top professional equestrians that coach the students to ensure success in all levels of showing.
Academy Headmistress/Dressage Instructor: Therese Matthews
Stable Manager/Head Trainer/Cross Country Instructor: William Redding
Dorm Manager/Show Jumping Instructor: Sandy Vertue
Stablehands/Handlers/Grooms: James Folett | Chester Danfield
Grounds Manager/Trainer: Francis Penn
Fantasy Horse Handlers/Trainers: Beck Larkson | Leith Alderson | Alienna Gaelenthar

Our Students

Students were selected from a vast range of candidates from around the world and only the top thirteen made it into the program. This strict selection process guarantees that those who go through the program are hard-working, determined, and passionate; essential traits for any high-level competitor.
Students learn and compete in all three phases of eventing, but they have the option to major in the discipline of their choice:
Show Jumping Majors:

Dressage Majors:

Cross Country Majors:

Riders are divided into A- and B-level teams dependent on their riding skills in all three phases of eventing during the tryouts halfway through their first year in the program. A-level riders are eligible to compete on the Elite-level team for certain events if their skill is deemed high enough. The Elite-level team is comprised of the riding instructors and they can compete internationally at large events (i.e. Olympics), whereas the A- and B-level teams are restricted to local, national, or North American run shows (i.e. small, usually one-image shows).

Our Breeding Program

Dropstone runs a breeding program alongside its prestigious riding academy that ensures top-of-the-line young stock is always coming up to become future show ring stars. Dropstone breeds various warmblood breeds, primarily focusing on Dutch Warmbloods. Friesians, most notably coloured Friesians, are bred and raised as well.

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Equestrian-Life-Association Point System:

Stable Logo - 3 points
Stable Equipment - 4 points
Stable Map - 5 points
Locations Pictures - 0 points
Hosted Shows - 0 points
Horses - 42 points
Rider(s) - 12 points
Super Horses - 0 points
Expert Riders - 0 points
Show Placings - 31 points
1st Place | Basic Eventing - 1st Open Chameleon Show (7)
1st Place | Liberty - Hollendart First Mini Show (7) 
1st Place | Dressage - Big Bucks Show (7)
2nd Place | Liberty - Big Bucks Show (5)
2nd Place | Best Chameleon - 1st Open Chameleon Show (5)
8th Place | Halter - NWB April Training Show (0)
10th Place | Kissing Booth - HS Valentine's Headshot Show (0)
11th Place | Kissing Booth - HS Valentine's Headshot Show (0)
Pictures by Others - 0 points
Total Credit Points: 97 points
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1 star collected - Certificate for stables by SilviasDesires2 Stars Collected - Ribbon by SilviasDesires3 Stars Collected - Medal by SilviasDesires

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SvartalvStuteri Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I noticed you keep realistic warmbloods and I would like to invite you to my new group :D (Big Grin)
it's for realistic warmblood breeds to show and compete and earn fancy titles and rewards. All in good fun and for the sake of art. 
LiaLithiumTM Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist


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Karisaurus Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks so much for the faves <3
equiinfinite Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!! :)
dat-inu Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:dummy: thanks for all the faves and the watch!
>w< gotta watch you back! how come i've never stumbled over your account? oO
equiinfinite Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My absolute pleasure! I love your gallery!! :D
Aww thank you so much - I was wondering how I had never seen your account before either 
dat-inu Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:dummy: thankies for die compliment!
that always reminds me of how much the harpg-community has grown xD
rabra Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Thank you for the :+fav:.
equiinfinite Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!!
CrackMonster Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch: :heart:!
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