Facility

We’ve got a new FB group for ride sharing!

Need a ride? Country Hill Riders Carpools…

Want to ride a horse? If you’re from GTA and have no wheels, no problem! Our barn has always been very accessible by Go Train/Bus, with a shuttle service, but now there is no reason not to ride a horse where it should be ridden—where it lives! And that’s country that’s close to the city—in Stouffville.

Now Country Hill Farm has a our FB has a site for ride sharing, aptly called Country Hill Farm Riders. The horse farm has won two environment awards of excellence and now its riders are also doing their part for a cleaner environment by ride sharing. So like us on FB and come up and see us soon. We have acres to hacking so escape the city in less than an hour!

Country Hill Home to New Equestrian Team

Our facility was honored to be chosen as the home for the Bill Crothers Secondary School Equestrian Team,” said Kathy Fremes, team coach and owner-manager of Country Hill. “It is a privilege to work with these elite athletes who have taken to the equestrian sport like a duck to water.”

No where in the province is there a public school with an equestrian team….until now!

“Country Hill was selected after I looked at a large number of facilities in York-Durham–none of which came up to its high standard of safety, professionalism and equestrian training , offered here,” said Nicole Lazier, the equestrian team staff supervisor for BCSS, who together with Fremes launched the team in September. The numbers keep growing as does the popularity of the program. Students remarked: “great horses,” “I’m really learning so much each lesson,” and one parent told the coach “It’s all my daughter talks about!”

Not to mention, the afternoon school snack is a hit: homemade oatmeal cookies, baked by the assistant coach Lydia Grimes are in the words of the students “awesome.”

A school bus brings over 20 riders to the farm every other week.

“This program has exceeded my expectations!,” said Ms Lazier, “We so excited!”