About Us

Old Orchard Farm

 

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.

We would like to remind everyone that while we have automated much of our registration and payment process for ease of use, we are still a small family farm business and do not have office staff.  The people who are taking your registrations, scheduling the sessions and teaching the lessons are typically the same people who are mucking out stalls, feeding the horses and maintaining the property everyday or in some cases are volunteers with other full time employment. We will do our best to answer any questions you have and address any concerns, but please have patience.  – OOF

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, though there will always be overlap!