The Horse Lake Training Centre was used in the BC Northern Winter Games for many events and also continues to draw in visitors from throughout the region to compete in the facility. A number of the groups use the facility for training for International Practical Shooting Confederation shooting, a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of accuracy, speed and power are balanced in a unique scoring system, and biathlon, both of which are Olympic events.
RMR Cadet Corp was formed in 1972 for youth that usually cannot afford extracurricular activities. Through this program, they are taught orienteering, canoeing, mountaineering, first aid training, cold weather survival, skiing etc. The Horse Lake Training Centre is the central training and storage facility for the Cadets in the Interior of British Columbia.
Another user group that relies on this improved facility is the C-Nile Shooters, a boys and girls club that teaches youth safe responsible gun handling, disciplines in trap, skeet, and sporting clays. The youth practice and host competitions as well as compete throughout the province.
South Cariboo Search & Rescue is an emergency service organization that hosts workshops and training sessions at the Horse Lake Training Centre. Aside from responses and regular member training, South Cariboo Search and Rescue also hosts Adventure Smart programs, teaching young children what to do if they become lost, as well as holding 1st aid classes and specialty training such as avalanche response, human tracking, and bear aware classes.
The Horse Lake Training Centre was originally constructed in 2001 by volunteers who successfully raised over $250,000 for the project. With funding assistance from Northern Development, the facility received the final upgrades required to complete the project in 2006.