Cape Breton Western Riders Welcome


The Cape Breton Western Riders was established in 1973 to promote riding in the area. At this time most activities were based at stables and most shows were held off-island. The Club was formed from a large group in attendance at a meeting called by Ken MacKenzie. Tom Burt was elected as the first President. A show schedule was established, and shows were sponsored by clubs in different areas, such as: Margaree, L'Ardoise, Mira, North Sydney and Antigonish. Over the years, surrounding clubs dissolved and the

CBWR took over responsibility of sponsoring the shows. The shows were held outdoors until the construction of the indoor arena. The Cape Breton Western Riders Association has been able to offer a large variety of classes to the local horse community. The CBWR is a versatile organization that offers English and Western pleasure, driving, gymkhana and most recently we have added miniature horse classes. CBWR offers age division classes including Smallfry, 13 & Under, 14-18 and Senior, as well as classes for ponies and horses. And now 44 years later, CBWR continues the tradition of promoting horsemanship for the local horse community.