From the Rider: Why I love the Schoolies

6 May 2020 | Author: Chelsea Rutledge Like many horse people I have met many horses throughout my riding career that made a big impact on me emotionally and in my horsemanship. They taught me just as much as any instructor I ever had. Before I get too deep I would like to mention that my…

Getting back to business

On May 4th Equestrian Canada released their return to business operations framework. Though it is not mandatory for facilities to follow this framework, we see its benefits and feel that it reflects our own thoughts on how we will go about developing a “new normal.” Once the province relaxes some restrictions, which we hope will…

Give back to the schoolies

Like all lesson barns, Rushmount is facing difficulties during the COVID 19 crisis. While other, more “mainstream” businesses are eligible for benefits and subsidies, many lesson barns have been put on the backburner. Though they are four-legged, our schoolies are our employees and our backbone. Though they cannot work right now and generate income they…

COVID-19 Update

There is no doubt about it, this is a scary time for everyone. Riders, owners, boarders, and all horse lovers alike are experiencing a different challenge brought about by COVID-19. As recommended by Ontario Equestrian many facilities have closed their doors to the public since the state of emergency was put in place. This means…

Another Banquet for the Books

On January 18th we celebrated the preceding year with the annual Rushmount banquet. Heartfelt speeches were made and tears were shed. Riders and barn family alike shared and successes and some laughs. As always, our Thrills and Spills reel was a hit, thanks to all the hard work that Anneli Tapanila put in. Notable mentions…

And We’re Off!

For Rushmount’s first excursion of the year we returned to Meadowlarke in Erin, where  Anneli Tapanila (Kronos), Cassie Sarassin (Austra), Sophie Naylor (Savvy), Alyssa McCarthy (Austra), and Hayden McCahon (Don’t Let Anything Stop You) got back in the show ring.  Hayden McCahon took Champion in 0.90m, Anneli Tapanila brought home a 4th place and a…

June Thus Far

Well, it’s half way through June and we’ve got lots to report! Pony Jumpers went to Angelstone in Erin, ON on the 8th and despite some challenges and some intense competition all riders gave it their all and brought something home to work on. The following day the Trillium show team headed down to the…

A successful first Trillium show in 2019!

May 24th marked Rushmount’s second time hosting a Trillium show and despite wet weather looming overhead it was a booming success! After what seems like a full week of torrential downpour the weather finally decided to cooperate and we got to enjoy a sunny show weekend, with the exception of Saturday morning. In true Rushmount…

Summer Day Camp – Booking Now

Riders will learn to walk, trot, canter, jump and how to vault (Gymnastics on Horse Back) As well as some sleigh riding and winter horse games. At Rushmount, camp is geared to be both fun and educational with certified Equine Canada Staff. The camp students day(s) will be filled with a wealth of learning opportunities; theory…