COVID-19 UPDATE - As of April 8th, 2021 all in person programming is suspended until further notice due to the Ontario governement Lockdown measures. Hope Haven facility is closed to the public with only essential staff on site, therefore please contact us via email for a more timely response. We look forward to resumming programming as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTRE
With Gratitude to Founder, James W. Gill
and the Gill Family Charitable Trust
Hope Haven is a 142-acre specialized equestrian centre located on top of the Beaver Valley, 2 hours north of Toronto, in the Markdale area. Hope Haven offers professional and safe adaptive riding and horsemanship programs as well as therapy programs for individuals of all ages and abilities who may have physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social challenges.
Hope Haven is a CanTRA accredited facility that is located on 142 acres of beautiful farmland on the top of Beaver Valley, just on the outskirts of Markdale Ontario.
Our indoor riding arena allows for our equestrian programs to occur all year round. Our outdoor riding arena and extensive trail system lets our riders enjoy the picturesque surroundings of Hope Haven during the summer months.
We have two barns containing eighteen box stalls and nine paddocks for our horse herd.
We also have a large indoor activity centre used for our Saddle Up For Success school program, summer camp and special events.
Meet Our Team
We bring together people with horses, expert staff, parents and volunteers to create a community of hope and empowerment.
We offer adaptive riding and horsemanship as well as therapy programs for individuals of all ages who have physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social challenges.
Goals of our participants are tailored towards each individual's unique needs and abilities. Goals may range from being able to lead a horse on foot through an obstable course to competing in a dressage competition, or maybe even independent walking as a functional goal in our Physiotherapy (hippotherapy) sessions.
Make a Donation!
We have been the recipient of many generous donations from local service clubs, organizations, individuals, and foundations and are extremely grateful for the support.
These contributions are absolutely necessary to support our mission to provide a transformative experience through our distinctly designed programs for individuals with challenges.
Benoit Dube - Executive Director
Barb Sheperd - Development Officer
Robyn Allen - Program Manager & Physiotherapist
Emma Houser - Volunteer Coordinator & Instructor (PATH Int. CTRI)
Shannon Speer - Recreation Therapist
Danielle Rose - Equine Manager & Instructor (PATH Int. CTRI)
Ann-Ida Beck - Instructor (CanTRA CTRSI, PATH Int. CTRI)
Gillian MacNeill - Instructor (CanTRA CTRII, PATH Int. CTRI)
Robin Rich - Instructor (PATH Int. CTRI)
Jessica Ross - Barn Manager