On the southeast corner of 60th Avenue and 64th Street in Delta is the picturesque location of Imperial Stables. The Gadban’s bought the facility from Patricia Deptford in the spring of 2009 to fulfill a life long desire to live on a farm and provide a fantastic place for their daughter Alicia, to develop her skills. The Gadban’s settled on a name for their new home as a tribute to Alicia’s wonderful Children’s Hunter horse “Imperial”. They had a vision to create a friendly atmosphere within a superb training facility while keeping the very horse-accommodating layout to the property. And so Imperial Stables was established and is now emerging in this wonderful community as a leading hunter, jumper and equitation facility; with an emphasis on high standards of horse care.
At Imperial Stables, the horses well being and their health is a priority. We strive to meet every horse’s individual needs for both turnout and nutrition. We have a 32 stall barn with in and out paddocks and offer either 12, or 24 hour turnout options, as well as seasonal field turnout. We have a variety of types of feed available and offer a customized feed plan for every horse. Our knowledgeable staff work very hard to ensure the horses are well looked after and happy in this open concept environment that allows the horses to feel less isolated and more like part of a group.
Imperial Stables offers full board as well as training programs for hunter, jumper and equitation horses and individual lesson programs for riders of all ages and skill levels. Justine and Alicia provide a wide range of lesson programs, from recreational and beginner lessons to full training programs for those riders looking to compete at top level horse shows, and everything in between. In addition, there are upwards of six clinics held throughout the fall, winter, and spring here at the barn to round out the education the riders receive. The clinicians brought in are from the dressage, hunter/jumper, and equitation disciplines. The broad spectrum of training available is designed to help each rider reach their goals and recognize their full potential.
We have recently received our COR certification from Worksafe BC. We are the first barn in Canada to be COR certified and we are so proud of this accomplishment. Farsha, our certifying partner, works with us on an ongoing basis to keep all of our training up to date so we can provide a safe and healthy environment. COR certification ensures that our health and safety program is above and beyond what is required by legislation.
Susan & Simon Gadban – Barn Owners
Justine Annandale – Head Trainer
Jill Brewer – Barn Coordinator
Susan Nielson – Office Manager
*NOTE: Imperial Stables is always looking for reliable, knowledgeable hardworking staff. Please email Jill at email@example.com for details.