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Awaken Your Spirit

​Awaken Your Spirit; A Spirit Horse Encounter

TJ Stables in partnership with Chatham-Kent Tourism and the Southwestern Ontario Tourism Corporation (SWOTC) announce the first Chatham-Kent Signature Indigenous Experience. Indigenous Tourism Ontario has been a collaborating partner in the experience as well, allowing for consultation throughout the creative process. 

"Awaken Your Spirit" is a three hour Ojibwe Spirit Horse encounter that includes an opportunity to learn about the historic Ojibwe Spirit Horses and their connection to the First Nation culture and history. It also allows for a chance to learn about First Nations and Métis cultures. The experience begins with a welcoming encampment fire, the sounds of the Métis fiddle and an introduction to the camp's Métis fur trader. Visitors will then explore the camp, the Tipi lodge and listen to the stories of the horses told through Indigenous Art of Rhonda Snow. Visitors will enjoy shared traditional practices, songs and drumming, followed by the story of the Little Horses and their incredible bond with Mother Earth. To culminate this significant experience, visitors will be provided an opportunity to feel the immense power of these small but mighty horses as they mingle with them in the field and reflect around the fire. There is also an opportunity to book the tipi and add an overnight accommodation along with dinner and breakfast. 

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Booking and more details are available through TJ Stables or have a look at the information here

Please note, COVID-19 precautions are in place, with all health and safety rules being practiced, including a maximum number of participants per booking. TJ Stables is a Safe Travels approved facility. The experience must have a minimum of 4 people to run with a maximum of 12 post-COVID-19. 


June 21, 2021 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day, we recognize the 25th anniversary of celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.


COVID-19 Notice: Please check before you visit, as some sites and activities may not be fully operational. Continue to follow the advice of CK Public Health, maintain physical distancing, wear a mask, and follow all provincial COVID-19 guidelines.