Sunday, May 10, 2009

Chilcotin Holidays

Guiding School Student Bios

First wilderness guiding school of the season is off to an excellent start. With a successful completion of the first week, these students are ready to begin the second leg of their journey. They will be heading to camp for the second half of their training and will be perfecting their skills at the shoeing, and packing. Guiding school gives you a wealth of knowledge to begin a new adventure. With long days of riding ahead of them we are sure the beauty of the mountains will make their hard work worth it. Lead by expert backcountry wilderness guide, Russ, and assisted by guides Bob and Willie, these students are in for an experience of a lifetime. These nine students from diverse backgrounds show a wide ranch in age and interest. Here is a brief overview of this year’s starting lineup for guiding school:

Jill and Jackie, two sisters aged near 60, fun gals, lead an all-girl riding camp on Vancouver Island and plan to expand their services to overnight pack-trips.
Nicole,21, from Ontario has experience in the hospitality industry and wants to acquire skills to attain employment at a guest ranch or wilderness lodge.
Damian, 23, a German carpenter, came to Canada to practice his English and experience the Canadian wilderness. After his 12-month working holiday in Canada he intends to go back home to study architecture.
Daniel, 26, from Manitoba is a farmer. He wants to be an outfitter one day and is here to improve his horse-related skills in guiding school so he can open the door to a lifelong dream.
Stephanie, 19, comes from Ontario and worked as a camp counselor. Her goal is to combine and expand her skills to include horse guiding school.
Sebastian, 20, a guy from downtown Vancouver has trained as a chef. He is passionate about the outdoors and is looking for a balance. Working part-time as wilderness horse guide seems like a great solution.
Teresa, from Hope, BC, has her own horses wants to learn the skills of shoeing and packing to enable her to take her own horses into the mountains on overnight trips.
Mike, 32, from Nova Scotia has his own wilderness guiding business that operates across Canada in different seasons. He operates a dog-sledding business in northern Qu├ębec in the winter and goes guiding in Ontario in the summer. With the skills as a horseback guide he can really round out his services.

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About Chilcotin Holidays

We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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