Buying a horse from Bar 2A Ranch means buying a horse with peace of mind, ensuring that you will get an equine partner, which matches your goals, skills, expectations and often your dreams! We pride ourselves that our priority is complete customer satisfaction without any negative surprises, resulting in many returning customers. At our ranch all animals are handled and worked in a professional, species appropriate and natural, and utmost respectful manner, free of trauma and negative experiences!
All our stallions are standing for servicing your mare. We currently offer hand breeding services only.
Call Irinel to see an discuss, which stallion would be the best combination with your mare in terms of genetics and your goals.
Mares coming onto our ranch for services are expected to be healthy and sound, with up-to-date vaccinations and deworming.
We offer mare care for dry and nursing mares and have many individual pens available.
With a background in Classic English Dressage, Irinel has been working with horses for over 35 years. After she came to Canada in 2000, Irinel has completed her training as an Equine Canada Level 1 and 2 Western Coach. Transferred into the new coaching system, Irinel is now a certified and current Equestrian Canada Competition Coach Specialist (Reining and Horsemanship) offering full services from one-on-one lessons to clinics to preparation for rider levels and coaching certification. She has aided many students into starting national and even international equestrian careers.
We are now offering Equi-Health Canada approved Equine First Aid Courses. Be it the Equine Emergency First Aid, the Equine Advanced and Wilderness First Aid, the Equine First Aid Fundamentals or the I CAN HELP! Horse First Aid for kids ages 5 to 10, Irinel can help you to get a thorough and life-saving understanding of Equine First Aid! Taught at our ranch or at a location of your choice, please click HERE for upcoming courses and more details!
With Equestrian Canada introducing a new program to register Certified and Licensed Coaches in 2020, Irinel has now fulfilled all requirements to be listed as a Licensed Coach with Equestrian Canada.
Being a Licensed Coach means:
* holding a recognized coaching certification
* holding valid and recognized insurance
* being screened (vulnerable sector check)
*meeting and committing to safety and ethical standards laid out by Equestrian Canada
* completion of Safe Sport and First Aid Training
* peace of mind for parents, students and facility owners
Irinel is taking a limited amount of outside horses in training every year to advance their training by refining aids and communication with your horse for smooth and correct movements and maneuvers. Whether you would like to focus on reining or dressage disciplines for competition, or general horsemanship for pleasure and recreation, Irinel's endeavour is to get the best out of your horse by building a solid base of trust and skills and will communicate with you on a regular base on the achievements and progress made.
With 30+ years of experience around horses, Juri has started trimming some our own horses a few years back and has just recently completed formal training with the Okanagan School of Natural Hoof Care.
Fully equipped with all tools of the trade, we now offer Natural Hoof Care in the local area and for all borders and customers on-site. Every horse, from the weanling to the senior, which is sold by Bar 2A Ranch, will come with a fresh trim,
Hauling horses across the continent and to and from the USA is nothing new to us. We have spent countless days and miles traveling the highways to transport horses for sale, breeding, training or show purposes.
Irinel and Juri as commercially licensed drivers combine 60+ years of driving and horse experience to ensure the safe transport and arrival of your horse(s) at their destination! Fully insured and licensed, using modern equipment, we now offer horse transport to the equestrian community.
Call us for a quote and planned haul dates/locations.
Being commercially licensed and insured for all livestock hauling, we now also offer cattle hauling in Western Canada (AB, BC, YT) through our cattle branch of the business - Hanceville Cattle Company Ltd.
We offer both, transport with a 28'- 3 compartment gooseneck livestock trailer or a 40'-multi compartment double-decker cattle liner, depending on the numbers you have to haul! Prices are competitive and quality, safety and reliability is second to none!
Call us for a quote!
We are extremely excited that starting in spring of 2022, we will be adding overnight guest hosting to the many services we offer at Bar 2A Ranch!....and as you can expect from us, this will not be your average bed and breakfast or vacation home!!
Click here for more info!
As much as our life evolves around the horses, our cattle portion of the ranch is a major part of our life and business!
Together with our business partner - Randy Jones - who is also the owner and operator of a great and outstanding restaurant in Pemberton - Mile One Eating House - we co-own and operate the Hanceville Cattle Company located here in the beautiful Chilcotin Country of British Columbia.
Directly marketed grass-finished beef from Belted Galloway, Scottish Highland and Aberdeen Angus cattle is only one obvious product of the many things we proudly offer to our customers.
Check out the Hanceville Cattle Company website to see how much more we have to offer.....you won't regret it! :)