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Private, Exclusive, Boutique Style

BOARDING

Knowledge and Commitment to Your
Horse's Well Being
BARN

 

Modern, well maintained barn with wide aisles and 10x12 stalls. For the comfort and health of your horse we screen clean stalls daily and use screened dust free premium shavings. Every stall has an open front gate so horses can enjoy hanging their heads out. For your convenience there is a locker located in our bright tack room close to your stall.

For the added comfort of your horse, every stall has its own fan and insect control system.

We provide a large outdoor wash stall with hot water.

Staff

I am the owner of Harmony Ridge and I work full time in the barn every day. I have been a horse industry professional for over 40 years. This is not my hobby -this is my full time profession and my passion.  I have extensive training and hands on knowledge about everything from feeding, to training to behaviour to health and emergency care. I have a part time assistant that is dedicated, knowledgeable and professionally  trained.  (As a testament to the kind of place Harmony is, this assistant has worked for me for over 10 years.....pretty unusual in this industry.)  Cobblestone floors and chandeliers in the barn aren't important--what is important is that YOU know who is handling and caring for your horse every day- not a new person every week or someone trying to work off their board or doing a "placement"--you pay for AND your horse deserves qualified, conscientious,  professional care.

FEED

 

I use Purina feeds and every horse is on an individual feed program

 

 I carefully and knowledgeably balance every horse's feed program based on their age, breed, temperament, work load, discipline and size. 

 Purina concentrates (grain)2-3 times a day. I feed only excellent quality hay and it is fed free choice inside and outside. There is never a hungry horse or a thin horse at Harmony! I am known for my feeding programs - people can't get over how good my Thoroughbred clients always look-I get them nice and round!

There are heated water troughs in the paddocks. 

Each stall includes a salt lick and holder.

Routine farrier, inoculation and de-worming programs are scheduled.

Testimonial from L.Foster:

i have had the pleasure of riding and boarding at Harmony for over ten years now...I love the care and knowledge that Saskia provides for horse care. Her teaching is also excellent and has allowed me to really improve on my riding skills.
Saskia loves, understands and talks to horses...and they love her. I have complete confidence with my horse in her hands at Harmony Ridge

TURNOUT

 

Horses are turned out every day weather permitting in one of the safe grass paddocks. Groups are kept small (only 2-4 horses) so there is no over crowding and I carefully match up personalities so everyone gets along. Individual paddocks are also available for horses that require specialized turnout.

                      Brand New Professionally Installed Fencing

All the paddocks are located close to the barn so that a close eye can be kept on the horses at all times. 

i do this because I know that sometimes a horse wants to come in earlier or if the weather changes. I am always close at hand to take care of your horse. If your baby wants to come in early - no problem: I don't "make them stay out".

In the summer months there is grass and in the colder weather there is free choice hay outside.

FACILITIES

 

I offer a bright barn, small indoor and outdoor sand ring.. There is  a 1/2mile grass track that is scenic and a lovely way to end your ride just walking around or a great way to fit your horse up ( and you!). We also have very nice hacking through the forest. 

This is a very quiet and private barn. Only 10 horses on the property - only  8 boarders accepted.

Testimonial from a long time client:

by Ross Peebles
(Toronto)

I have entrusted various horses to Saskia's care for close to 25 years. In all that time, I have never once had the least concern about the care my horse was receiving. It has always been superb.

I travel often and I can go away knowing that my horse will be in safe hands. Saskia's first priority has always been the comfort and well being of the horses. She notices any problems that arise and treats each horse as if it were her own.

BOARDING FEE:

 

$820.00/month+ hst

lay up and daily rates also available

The ideal facility for the adult rider that doesn't want the pressure of a "show barn" but still expects their horse to be cared for like a Champion in a top quality facility.