Foothills Farm Rider Averey May Pritchard qualified for the Royal Winter Fair

Foothills Rider Profile: Averey May Pritchard

November 03, 2022

This season, Averey has been riding with three horses that will be competing with her at the Royal Winter Fair. We sat down with her to ask her about her journey to the Royal, along with any advice she has for riders who have their eye on qualifying for the Royal next year.

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The 100th Anniversary of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

The 100th Anniversary of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

October 28, 2022

Foothills Farm is proud to announce three entries to The 100th Anniversary of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair & the official 2022 Canadian National Championships

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Information For Competitors: Rick Smith Memorial Horse Show, July 22 - 24

Information For Competitors: Rick Smith Memorial Horse Show, July 22 - 24

July 15, 2022

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See how Foothills Farm did horseback riding and horse showing in Florida

Spring 2022 Cathy Inch Newsletter

April 04, 2022

It was absolutely fabulous to have a large part of the Farm as part of my team here in Florida. The results were beyond our expectations. With so many new partnerships, you never know how things are going to work out especially this early in the year. However, we could not have asked for better results!

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Fall 2021 Cathy Inch Newsletter

Fall 2021 Cathy Inch Newsletter

November 02, 2021

Hello to all Borders and Students!

Wow, what a summer it has been! Since horse shows opened up again we hit the ground running and haven’t stopped.

Read about the success of the summer as well as upcoming events below!

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Equine dental practitioner Mike Lawrence visited Foothills Farm in Chelmsford.

Horse Mouth Health - A Chat with Mike Lawrence

November 01, 2021

Dentistry for horses may solve performance problems such as turning issues, contact issues and improve the general comfort for your horse. On Mike Lawrence's latest visit to Foothills Farm, we sat down to get the facts about mouth care - straight from the horse’s mouth!

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What Your Farrier Wants You To Know

What Your Farrier Wants You To Know

October 20, 2021

“No foot, no horse,” is Andy’s favourite expression. He is one of a group of farriers that tend to the hooves of Foothills Farm. Similar to when a human wears the wrong pair of shoes for an activity, a horse needs the proper care for their feet so they can perform at their best. Sore feet can lead to body soreness, performance and behaviour problems, all of which makes hoof care an extremely important part of riding.

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Learn what equipment you need for your first riding lesson at Foothills Farm

Must-Haves and Nice-to-Haves - Equipment for Your First Riding Lesson

August 27, 2021

The biggest hurdle to starting any new sport is getting the necessary equipment. What do you need to just try the sport? What can you borrow? What would be nice to have? What should I wait to buy until I am fully committed to the sport? Here is what you will need before your first riding lesson.

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Frequently Asked Questions about riding lessons at Foothills Farm

What You Need To Know Before Your First Lesson

August 27, 2021

You are interested in riding lessons at Foothills Farm? Great! You most likely have a lot of questions about our program, how to get started, what you will need, our lesson structure and more. Here are some things that you need to know before your first lesson at Foothills Farm.

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What to Expect at Your First Riding Lesson

What to Expect at Your First Riding Lesson

April 01, 2021

Get ready for your first riding lesson with this guide for new riders. If you're a parent, learning about horses can be as rewarding for you as it is for your child. Getting to know your way around these beautiful animals is a great way to unwind and improve mental health and wellbeing - you’ll see what we mean when you get here.

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Giving Thanks & Last Call for Fall Colours!

Giving Thanks & Last Call for Fall Colours!

October 09, 2020

This past week, the new Foothills Farm arena officially opened for business with our riders and their horses experiencing their first rides in what will be a state of the art facility. A lot of work remains to be done, but we're happy to say we're on the home stretch!

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So... Your Horse is Stopping at the Jumps

So... Your Horse is Stopping at the Jumps

May 01, 2020

There are many reasons that a horse stops at the jumps. If it is a single stop in a riding lesson, or at a horse show it doesn't mean that the horse has a problem with a stop. But if the horse continues to stop, in a lesson, in a horse show or during warm up for a horse show, you need to try to figure out why. To every problem there is a root!!

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