Welcome to Paramount Equestrian Centre

We welcome you to our equestrian centre and invite you to tour our website. Paramount is a full service equine facility located just 2 km south of the Calgary city limits. We have been a family run stable for the past 35 years.

Our program offers instruction and coaching for the beginner riders through to the advanced levels of showjumping. The certified instructors offer this diverse program so that you can aspire to whatever level of riding you wish to accomplish whether it be recreational adult or competitive junior rider. Included with the lessons is the opportunity to complete Equestrian Canada certification programs.

Paramount also offers numerous other services such as summer riding camps, horse boarding, training, leasing and sales. Riders also have the chance to compete in the two novice rider shows and three Hunter/Jumper shows that are hosted annually our show grounds.

We hope you enjoy your tour and contact us for any further information you my need
Paramount Staff

P'tit Trot Programs

Paramount Equestrian Centre has been a riding facility for the past 35 years, located minutes south of Calgary.

P’tit Trot is an exciting program for children ages 5 years old and up, who love horses and want to learn more about the equestrian world. The P’tit Trot program is devoted solely to the initiation of equitation and general horsemanship, allowing children to discover the pleasures of English riding as well as an introduction to developing proper knowledge on how to care for the horse.

The P’tit Trot book is lavishly illustrated throughout and introduces familiar characters for the children to follow and relate to. Each book is divided into 4 chapters – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum with each chapter building on the previous skill set. In addition to the illustrated manual that supports practical teaching, a game book allows the child to reinforce the knowledge gained while having fun. At each level attained (bronze, silver, gold, platinum) the young rider receives a certificate of achievement.

This program offers a fun way to discover the wonderful world of horses. It contributes to acquiring various motor and technical skills and encourages children to be physically active, while gaining confidence & self-esteem as they progress through the program. Additionally, this program falls into the “Fundamentals” stage of Learn to Ride Program.

At Paramount, we are offering a Mother/Daughter program where the parents will learn horsemanship with their child and assist in the learning process. (Fathers and Sons are also welcome). This allows quality time for parents to spend with their child in a fun and educational environment while learning the basics of grooming, tacking up and exercises horses.


  • Bronze Level – March 2021 – $290 includes both Parent and child
  • Silver Level – April 2021; – $260 includes both Parent and child
  • Gold/Platinum Level – May 2021 – $260 includes both Parent and child
  • Each Course is made up of four, 75 minute lessons
  • Presently classes will be Sunday mornings although additional days may be added
  • Each Course is a pre-requisite to the next level
  • Each Courses includes books and materials, pony, tack and qualified instructors

Please note registrations are limited and on a first come first serve basis.


Riding Lessons and Coaching

Paramount offers lessons from beginner riders that have no riding experience to advanced riders. 
Our large school horse program has many experienced horses that are suitable for the beginner rider to the intermediate rider.  Advanced riders have the option of using their own horses, leasing horses or having one of the trainers at Paramount to help you purchase a new equine partner.
Lessons are available all days of the week and both, daytime and evening times are available.


Private and Semi private lessons are available as well Groups are usually 3 to 5 students

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Please use your credentials to access the site. If you do not have credentials, please email Justine Ifko at justine@paramountequestriancentre.com

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Paramount riders and trainers attend numerous competitions per year. The trainers at Paramount provide the coaching at all shows whether they are local, provincial or anywhere in North America. Examples of show destinations have been Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Thunderbird Show Park in Langley BC and International Desert Horse Show in Palm Springs California. Paramount also hosts 5 shows per year at the Paramount show grounds.

Paramount also provides a horse transportation service for all Paramount clients

Horse Boarding and Facilities

The stable consists of 2 heated barns with 35 box stalls. There are 2 heated indoor arenas with a viewing area and washrooms in the main riding arena.
Outdoor facilities include 35 paddocks and for outside boarding numerous large pastures surround the indoor facilities. There are 3 large sand rings and one grand prix grass show ring with natural obstacles.

Paramount offers both Indoor Full Service Board and Outdoor Board. Boarding rates range from $400.00 per month to $1200.00 per month depending on number of horses boarded and services provided. All boarders have full use of the indoor heated facilities and outdoor riding rings
Indoor board is in a large heated barn with 10×10 stalls with soft stall flooring and automatic waters.

Outdoor board is in large outdoor fields with pasture or free choice hay. Fields have shelters and/or wind break fencing. Outdoor board have a large heated barn to tack up and keep tack in lockers or their own tack boxes

Horse Training

The trainers at Paramount ride a variety of horses at different levels of training.

*Young horses that have not been started

*Horses that are starting to jump and do basic dressage

*Horses that are competing at hunter and jumper shows up to advanced levels

*Training packages are created for each individual horse and client.

Horse Sales

Paramount has a variety of horses for sale at different levels and price ranges

Certification Programs

Paramount is proud to be an official certified stable to evaluate and administer testing for several national and provincial riding and coaching certification programs. The following programs were offer are:

P’ tit trot Alberta Equestrian Federation Certificate

Equestrian Canada Learn to Ride Level 1-8 Certificate
Equestrian Canada Coaching Level 1 Certificate

These certificate programs are embedded into our daily lessons where the riders are working toward their certificates in every lesson regardless of if or when they would like to be evaluated. To get more information and study material go to albertequestrianfederation.com and equinecanada.com


The following shows are hosted at Paramount and run on our national level competition rings

Novice Shows

The Novice Rider Circuit is intended for RIDERS that are in their first years of showing and have not competed higher than 2’9″

Novice Rider Show August 1, 2021

Novice Rider Show Sept 6, 2020

Paramount Hunter / Jumper Shows

The Paramount Hunter Jumper Show Series is intended for HORSES AND RIDERS that are at all levels of their jumping careers. The Series are PROVINCIALLY RATED shows and are point accumulating shows for the JUMP ALBERTA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Jump into Summer

UPDATED June11,12,13 2021 - Closing Date May 21, 2021 SOLD OUT

Jumping the Heat

July 23-24-25, 2021 - Closing Date July 9, 2021

Summer Classic

August 13 - 14- 15, 2021 - Closing Date July 30, 2021

Summer Riding Camps

Paramount has been offering summer riding camps for the past 23 years. The camps are for kids 6 to 14 years of age that have never been on a horse or are at a novice to intermediate level of riding.
The camps go from Monday to Friday 9:00 to 4:00 in our indoor and outdoor riding rings. For a small additional fee before and after camp supervision is available.

July 12 – 16, 2021


August 23 – 27, 2021


July 26 – 30, 2021


July 5 – 9, 2021


Campers ride twice per day for 1 to 1.5 hours per session depending on the weather and ability of the campers. Other activities during the day include feeding, horse care, tacking up, shoeing and vet demonstrations (when available), equine scavenger hunts and occasionally a sprinkler or slip- and- slide activity on extremely hot days .
Price $595.00 plus tax

Meet the Team

Joe Ifko

  • Advanced Riding Instructor and Trainer
  • Certified Coach Level II
  • 25 years of competition experience in show-jumping
  • Paramount Operating Manager and Horse Show Director



Justine Ifko

  • Lesson and Summer
  • Riding Camp Coordinator
  • Account Manager



Anne Stone

  • Riding Instructor and Coach
  • 15+ years of competition experience in hunter/jumper
  • Completed Level 8 of the Learn to Ride (LTR) Progam via British Pony Club



Heather Argent

  • Riding Instructor
  • Completed Level 8 of the Learn to Ride (LTR) Program



Maurenna Borkristl

  • Riding Instructor and Coach
  • NCCP Level 1 Coach
  • Completed Level 8 of the Learn to Ride (LTR) Program
  • Learn to Ride Evaluator from Levels 1-8
  • Lesson Coordinator and Horse Trainer





Allison Ifko

  • Junior Riding Instructor
  • Completed Level 8 of the Learn to Ride (LTR) Program




Township Road 215A
De Winton
AB T0L 0X0




+1 403-938-3671