The Okanagan has a long tradition of equestrians exploring the land up and down the length and breadth of the valley. Riders in the South Okanagan enjoy and maintain trails throughout the area; pretty much anywhere you will find mountain bikers and hikers/trail-runners, you will also enjoy the company of equestrians. Andrew Drouin, SOTA's founder - heralds from a family of equestrians and as such, all things equine are close to his heart.
Horse clubs and associations in the valley include the Endurance Riders Association of BC, the Oliver Riding Club, Penticton Riding Club, Summerland Rodeo Grounds , Peachland Riding Club and the Westbank Riding Club. Retailers supporting the equine lifestyle include Nickers Saddlery and Sweetgrass Feed & Tack.