About Us

 

Located between Milton and Guelph on the First Line of Nassagaweya, Old Orchard Farm is a teaching and boarding facility operated by the family of Linda Hale and George Daunt since 1987. Come visit us. We’d love to show you around!

We are an active, family-oriented barn priding ourselves on delivering specialized programs to meet the unique needs of each individual rider. Our goal is to assist each of our students to attain their equine dreams and aspirations, guiding them to be the best they can be while emphasizing fun, friends and sportsmanship. 

Old Orchard Farm provides a wide range of opportunities to riders of all ages. Some enjoy a quiet hack along the surrounding cornfields and through the nearby forests. Others are focused on serious competition on the Central West Trillium Circuit.

One of our most popular opportunities is the OOF Schooling Series consisting of five shows held annually between May and September. All riders welcome. Please click here for more info.

For those seeking experience in horsemanship, OOF offers a working student program. This provides the opportunity to learn barn management and horse care in a supervised setting while earning points that are applied like cash to anything offered at OOF.

Old Orchard Farm is an OEF Approved Facility Member.

Our Facilities

 

Upper Barn

Newer 9 Stall Barn attached to arena with heated tack room with boarder lockers and 2 grooming/wash stalls and access to the 6 schooling barn grooming stalls.

Indoor Arena

170×80 Indoor Arena with smaller 80×80 warm-up/ lunging arena attached. Heated Viewing Lounge.

Jumps

We build our own show jumps on property so you can be sure we will always have a great selection of jumps for training!

Outdoor Rings

3 Large Sand Rings, 1 Large Grass Rings. Impressive Selection of Jumps for Schooling

Lower Bank Barn

24 stall Century Bank Barn with heated tackroom with boarder lockers and wash stall.

Hacking

116 Acres of Pasture, Farm Fields, Forest, Trails and Protected Wetland great for hacking!

Turnout

Turnout ranges from small grass free individual paddocks to large group turnouts with lots of pasture.

Schooling Barn

For efficiency and ease of use we have separate facilities dedicated to our riding school.

Our Team

Linda Hale

Linda Hale

Owner - Trainer

Linda Hale, owner of Old Orchard Farm with her husband George Daunt, has been a full time trainer for more than 30 years bringing numerous students and horses through the ranks of competition and to many championships including top honours at the Royal Winter Fair. Read More…

George Daunt

George Daunt

Owner - Show Jumps Division

George Daunt, Owner with wife Linda Hale, operates the Show Jump building side of the business as well as taking care of grounds maintenance, landscaping and building repairs. A rock solid supporter of the farm for 30 years.

Ellen Scarlett

Ellen Scarlett

Barn Manager

Riding and boarding her OTTB Anton at Old Orchard since childhood, Ellen is our barn manager. Always bubbly and sweet, her love of horses and people is evident everyday and in the care she bestows upon all the horses in her care. She is our Ray of Sunshine!

Micheal Yingbull

Micheal Yingbull

Instructor

Michael has 20 years of experience with horses and riding, riding with the Canadian Pony Club as a youth and returning to riding again in later years. His experiences have ranged from hunter/jumper, to dressage, team penning, reining, and foxhunting. Read More…

Tess Daunt

Tess Daunt

Assistant

Daughter of Linda and George, Tess grew up at the farm learning to ride around the time that she learned to walk. Later competing up through pony club and the Trillium and A Circuits in Canada and the US. Read More…

Jazmyn Pettigrew

Jazmyn Pettigrew

Barn Staff

Robin Clark

Robin Clark

Barn Staff

Jess Anderson

Barn Staff