Margie has extensive experience developing horses and riders up to Grand Prix level. She is an active competitor and has competed at the top shows in Canada and the US. Her horses and riders have won many Provincial Championships.
Margie is a qualified Equine Canada level 3 coach and she provides a custom program with individual attention to detail. Margie is thoroughly dedicated to her riders and horses and she skillfully provides them with the tools they need to get the most out of their performance.
Working out of Gaylands Farm , a specialty competition barn that is in Stouffville, it is located just 30 minutes from Toronto. The facility features 28 stalls, a spacious indoor arena along with a large outdoor sand ring and a full set of competition jumps. There is a heated tack and viewing room.
The horses have full care with staff that live on the property. A custom turn out, feed and training program is set up for each horse.
The facility is owned by Tom Gayford, an Olympic gold medalist who competed in International show jumping and eventing. He is also available for coaching of advanced students.
We compete regularly in Ontario and in the US, and we provide our own experienced staff and trailering.
Coaching is available for all levels of hunter, jumper and equitation.
Training and riding at home and at competitions makes for a well rounded competition schedule that will meet each rider's goals.
We have several retired show horses with the experience to be great lesson horses and they provide the best way to learn to ride. We do sales and leasing programs and we can arrange what ever will work with a rider's needs.
Ship-in training can be arranged on an individual basis, regularly or seasonal.
We can set up clinics for a range of levels for hunter, jumper and eventers with full or half day sessions.
Riding is a great sport that is both fun and competitive. The bond with the horse is unique and it takes time to learn and understand it. The sport is a specialty exercise and requires fitness and balance -and it can be enjoyed at all levels.
Reach your full potential with Margie's expert instruction!
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