Q&A with Martine Piebiak, President of Eaglesham Agricultural Society

What do you offer for equestrian campers and their horses?
We have a unique facility in that it is very private with camping and a riding arena, sound booth, and enclosed buildings for cooking or meetings, if needed. We have a large playground for children, a ball diamond, horseshoe pits and a volleyball court. There are 20 acres of open pasture for riding or grazing. We also have running water and flush toilets. The Eaglesham Park is walking distance to Dolly’s sports bar/restaurant and 10 minutes from the Eaglesham Golf Course.

Do you offer adequate parking for trailers?
There is ample parking for at least 30 trailers.

How many trails are in the area that are appropriate for horse riding?
There are short walking trails in the camping area, but the best horse-riding trails are along the Peace River Wildland Park just 8 miles north of the camping area. (It would be wise to trailer the horses to the river’s edge.) Here, there are about 30 kilometres of trails with spectacular Peace River vistas.

Are equestrian groups welcome as well? How large a group can you accommodate?
The Eaglesham Park is a group campsite with equestrian facilities. We can accommodate a group up to 80 people.

Is the horse camping area away from family camping areas? How does that work?
The family camping area is about 300 metres away from the trailer parking and riding arena.

What makes you the ideal campground for equestrians?
We are very private, surrounded by beautiful lawns and trees with several buildings available for meetings, cooking, play area.

What else would be of interest to equestrians in the area?
The Eaglesham Golf and Country Club golf course is the finest 9-hole golf in the Central Peace Country. We are only 8 miles from fantastic trail riding opportunities along the Peace River Wild Land Park.

You offer regular camping as well at the Eaglesham Park Campground. What are some of the amenities for campers?
We are a group camp only. The facilities are mentioned above.

People always want to know: do you provide firewood?
Yes, we have lots of free firewood.

Finally, how far in advance do campers need to make reservations, both for the equestrian as well as regular camping spots?
We have a number of events throughout the year; it is wise to book as early as possible.

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