A Rich Local Riding History
Conveniently located between the Moodie Drive and March Road exits off the 417 Highway, Wesley Clover Parks brings horseback riding lessons and equestrian sport to the heart of Ottawa. Formerly the Nepean National Equestrian Park, our multifaceted recreational facility has undergone major transformations since being under new management.
401 Corkstown Road has been home to riding schools since the 1970’s. Many people had their first riding lesson at what was then the Nepean National Equestrian Park, and today the Ian Millar School of Horsemanship calls Wesley Clover Parks home. Building on that rich history we offer all riders an opportunity to experience the many benefits of equestrianism. Located just a 15-minute drive from downtown Ottawa it is easy to make riding part of your weekly routine.
Riding Lessons, Camps & Boarding
Whether you want to try riding for the first time or are an experienced equestrian, we invite you to explore the lesson and boarding options at Wesley Clover Parks. We have a full stable of over 50 horses and ponies, handpicked to meet the requirements of English Riding. We also offer boarding facilities that include large box stalls, indoor wash stalls with hot and cold running water, heated barns, groom stalls, and automatic waters.
In the summer, we offer week-long horseback riding day camps for kids. We also offer day camps during March Break and on most PD days. These camps offer great opportunities for children to expand their knowledge and share their love of horses. Camps generally fill up quickly so please be sure to register early!
Learn more about our day camps.
World-class Equestrian Facilities & Competitions
Wesley Clover Parks has brought world-class equestrian competition back to the nation’s capital. Continuous upgrades to our equestrian infrastructure include our international-quality grass Grand Prix ring and all weather footing rings, as well as the expansion of our temporary and permanent stabling facilities. Ten-time Olympian Ian Millar has been one of the advisors throughout the transformative process, and is extremely supportive of the efforts being made by Wesley Clover Parks in the introduction of the Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments.
Wesley Clover Parks hosts and produces a number of other equestrian events across multiple disciplines. Have a look at the calendar for a complete list and to learn more!
Ticks are most often-found in forests and wooded areas but they can also live in shrubs, tall grass and leaves. By taking precautions you can enjoy the great outdoors! Visit http://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/lyme-disease.aspx for more information about ticks and preventing Lyme disease.