From this area you can access information on all of the services we offer. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment – please contact us.
At Porter’s Equine Centre, we boast a competitive rate for our services. Our monthly training and board fee of $900/month reflects what is necessary maintain a high standard of fitness, comfort and performance. The training services included are daily training, two lessons per week, grooming, work tack provided, turn-out (if appropriate), ointments, liniments, etc.
We are sensitive to each client’s individual needs. To best serve these needs, we maintain an open-door policy. We encourage our clients to approach us with any questions and/or concerns at any time. The result is a positive, energetic atmosphere where comfort and fun are paramount.
We invite you to contact us with any questions about our services, facility or staff. Thank you for considering Porter’s Equine Center for your horse and family.
Trainer, Tina Porter
Tina Porter is manager and lead trainer at Porter’s Equine Centre, Stewiacke NS. In 1994 Tina founded Porter’s Equine Centre, which stands today as a modern, 30-stall, state-of-the-art training, boarding, instruction, breeding, and sales business. Although Tina is best known for her show-string of Morgan horses, she caters to all breeds and riding disciplines.
Tina is a knowledgeable, well-respected horse show judge holding judges cards with United States Equestrian Federation/USEF, and Equine Canada/EC (‘r’ Morgans). Because of her dedication to the Morgan Breed, she enjoys and has shown horses in the Hunt Seat, Saddleseat, Pleasure Driving, Western and In-Hand Divisions. As well, she has clients that show in the Carriage Driving, Lead-Line and Walk-Trot Divisions.
She has served as President of the Nova Scotia Morgan Horse Club and is presently Vice-Director Atlantic Region with the Canadian Morgan Horse Association and is a member of Equine Canada, Canadian Morgan Horse Association, NS Morgan Horse Club, United States Equestrian Federation, American Morgan Horse Association and the United Professional Horseman’s Association.
Tina enjoys a good working relationship with trainers, instructors, breeders and owners in Canada and the U.S.
- Over 30 years riding experience
- Member of EC, USEF, CMHA, AMHA, UPHA
- USEF and EC ‘r’ Morgan Judge
- Trainer/Instructor for 20 years
We teach riding lessons to beginners, children, adults, pre-teens, teenagers, seniors and World Champions
We are proud of our history of producing excellent riders and fine young people, and the Porter family has worked hard for over 20 years to earn our reputation!
Some of our riders participate in horse shows. Many do not.
Horse lovers of all ages, and with goals of all types, are welcome at PEC.
Lessons for Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced Riders:
All lessons are purchased in blocks of four: a $160.00 deposit will be made in advance to pay for a block of four (4) half-hour private lessons. A $120.00 deposit will be made in advance to pay for a block of four (4), one-hour group lessons.
One FREE LESSON will be provided to any student who refers a new student to us, provided the new student has paid for, and is participating in the Program.
We offer Adult Riding Lessons
We do have many adults who ride at Porter’s Equine Centre. Maybe you grew up riding and you’re ready to get back in the saddle or perhaps you’ve always dreamed of taking horseback riding lessons. Our instructors will make it fun for you. Your instructor will choose a horse that fits your level of ability so you can gain confidence and enjoy your riding experience.
Lessons Available Seven Days a Week
We teach riding lessons seven days a week – mornings, afternoons and evenings! Our facility includes an indoor riding arena and a large outdoor riding ring.
Many of our riders compete in horse shows. Some do so at the national and international level. Porters’ riders have won numerous World Championship Top Ten Awards. But many of our riders do not care to show. They are learning to ride for the thrill and pleasure of becoming a partner with a horse. Both types of riders are welcome at Porter’s Equine Centre.
Lesson horses may be available to take to shows during the year.
Speak with Tina about availability and cost.
About Our School Horses
We own 8 horses on which we teach riding lessons. They vary in skill and temperament from those suited for very beginners to those suited for riders who compete nationally.
Our first goal is to keep our riders safe. Our second goal is to make every rider’s experience fun and incredibly enjoyable. Our third goal is to help our riders achieve their own personal horsemanship goals – whatever they may be.
Call 902-639-2832 or stop by for more information.
Porter’s Equine Centre is located at 16 Meadow View Drive in Stewiacke NS.
We would love to meet you! The horses are waiting!
Many new horses are becoming available for sale! Be sure to contact Tina or Don about your intent in making a purchase or becoming part of the Porter’s Show String. Tina and Don will be certain to find you the “right” horse at a fair price.
Click on the links below for more information on our Horses for Sale:
We are proud to offer top-notch boarding accommodations for your horse. The quality of care at Porter’s Equine Centre sets us apart from other barns.
- Standard stalls are 10′ x 12′ in size
- All stalls have a window for your horse so he/she can look outside and enjoy the fresh air
- Stalls are thoroughly cleaned seven days a week
- Horses are fed four times a day – 7:00 am, 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm & 9:00 pm
- Wash stall is available so you can bathe your horse
- Individual lockers
- Turnout available
- Heated viewing room
- Indoor Arena 60′ x 160′; outside ring 100′ x 200′
- Convenient barn hours: 9:00 am until 9:00 pm Monday to Thursday – 9:00 am until 6:00 pm Friday to Sunday
Boarding stalls are currently available.
Contact us to reserve yours today.
Are you or your child a horse lover? If so, then our March Break and Summer Riding Camp is a great way for you to spend part of your holidays. Our camp goal is to encourage the love of horses and is specifically designed for various levels of riders.
Porter’s Equine Centres’ daily camp schedule includes riding, classroom theory, showmanship, and hands-on horse and stable care. Students are divided into groups based on level of experience. We feel that safety around horses is very important, and our school horses are chosen with that in mind.
Our quality horses, along with the help of our dedicated and qualified staff, can accommodate the beginner rider to the most advanced.
See our News & Events section for more information.
At Porter’s Equine Centre, we host the horsiest, most fun-filled birthday parties anywhere in Nova Scotia. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, children of all ages can enjoy a two-hour party in our fully indoor riding facility. All of the party goers will ride a horse, learn to groom and saddle a horse as well as walk a horse, on a lead.
Some of the fun activities at our birthday parties include:
- barn games
- sack races
- wheelbarrow races
- tug of war
- and more
We suggest that you supply the kids with a snack and drink and you are welcome to bring a cake as well. We have a table and chairs, refrigerator and freezer, sink and prep table to put food on at your disposal.
You’re welcome to bring gifts for the birthday person to open here if you choose as well.
Price: $210 for up to 10 kids. $15 per additional child.
Days & Times for Parties
Saturdays and Sundays
Time: 2:00 pm—4:00 pm
Please contact us for more information.
We also offer Birthday Parties for Adults.
Ask one of our staff members for details.
Our Gift Certificates are available in any amount and can redeemed for any of our Gear, Services or Programs throughout the year. We also offer Jackets, Baseball Caps, Vest, T-Shirts and Sweatshirts for sale – and each item has our logo and is embroidered with your name.
For more information or to order – please contact us.