Pyramid Stables is a full service hunter/jumper facility located at Lantzville just outside Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC. Established in 1993 in Nanoose Bay, we completed and moved to our brand new facility on 25 acres adjacent to Winchelsea View golf course in 2010.
Jennifer Payne, owner/proprietor, is a well-known Equine Canada Certified Hunter/Jumper coach with over 20 years of coaching experience. She has shown extensively both on and off Vancouver Island in both Hunter and Jumper disciplines. Howie Thomas, co-owner/proprietor, is a well-known and respected farrier and their daughter, Cherish Thomas, was an assistant coach from age 16 to 18, at 19 she moved into a full time position as a Pyramid Stables riding instructor. Cherish has a passion for horses and fitness and enjoys teaching. She also has a love for developing young athletes through her fitness programs.
“We are a family-run complete equine services business offering lessons, boarding, horse sales, camps, clinics, Farrier services, Equishape programs and more. Our emphasis is always on the best quality care for the horses, safety and a fun atmosphere for all! Please feel free to browse our site for more detailed information and email or phone us if you have any questions.”
Pyramid Stables History
Jenny Payne and Howie Thomas established their first riding stable at the Rocking Horse Pub in Nanoose Bay, BC, in 1988. In 1993 they purchased a 5 acre property on Saddle Drive in the Rocking Horse subdivision, developed it and started Pyramid Stables.
“Over the years the business grew to its maximum capacity on the 5 acres and we were sending boarders to board at the neighbours and leasing property next door. For the last few years we looked for a larger property that would be suitable to relocate Pyramid Stable and build a complete Equestrian Centre but nothing was available in Nanoose Bay.
We were about to give up searching when this 25 acre property on Harby Road in Lantzville came up for sale. It was the perfect property in the right location for our new Equestrian Center. We made an offer and then spent the next 9 months developing the property, barn and covered arena.
May 15th 2010 was move in day. With the help of many friends and clients the move went very well. The horses love their new large pens and summer grass turn out, and we have the capacity we need for our future plans and goals.
We miss our friends and neighbors on Saddle Drive, but are now enjoying meeting new neighbours on Harby Road and making new friends in the Lantzville community.”