Indoor arena is planned for late 2013, along with many improvements.
Eventing course will be started late 2013 and finished in 2014, over 25 acres.
Royal Farms Team:
"I could not be more proud of the people of Royal Farms. Their professionalism, drive to know more about horses, devotion to the horses well-being, and commitment to the team to provide that care is what makes it impossible to replicate.". Royal Farms cannot be replicated and I challenge any barn to prove that based on statistics of health, professionalism, and the reputation from professionals like vets, etc, to back it up.
Our new caregiver/animal nanny with her precious baby
Royal Farms has hired Kristine Rennich, who comes with an extensive background in education and experience with animals; particularly horses. She is hired as our new full-time professional animal caregiver/nanny. Royal Farms hired Kristine because of her desire to care for horses. Congratulations Kristine, we will look after you as well as you look after the munchkins!
Cassie is our animal "nanny" for weekends. Cassie comes with alot of experience in the horse world and is not someone to be compared to as "weekend help". Cassie is such a very strong part of our team that we would put our entire estate in her hands and not be worried. She is excellent.
The Royal Farms Mascot "Patches"
Dancing Fantasy (aka Fancypants and Fancy) and Marthe Wildsmith
Fancy is Sheila's main horse in training. She is not a lease horse. She is an imported mare out of Don Frederico (picture on home page), who is recognized as Germany's top producing stallion by the Hanoveraner world renowned elite horse registries. Due to the tragic loss of Marthe's love of her life, DJ, a 15hh welsh cross gelding that Marthe worked so hard to bring to the training level to show, Marthe was allowed a lease with owner Sheila on Fancy. Marthe has been a student of Sheila's, and employee of Royal Farms, for a long time. Unfortunately due to the sale of the first Royal Farms stable, Marthe was left boarding DJ at other stables, where he passed away from complications of colic. Marthe is now in Pre Veterinary medicine at the University of Alberta and will continue to pursue her riding to the highest level, balancing her time with education. Marthe values the importance of "proper and professional" horse care and has had the right attitude to survive her coach, mentor and fan, for more than 8 years. We are proud to call Marthe part of the Royal Farms Team.
Kristin came to Royal Farms over 2 years ago to lease Royal Wonder (aka Joe). Kristin has an extensive history with horses and wonderful stories of success and love. Her riding has been under-appreciated due to her being placed on lesson horses that were untrained and lacking experience. This unfortunately landed her with a broken back. We are pleased to see Kristin back in the horse world on her talented friend Joe. Kristin's riding has advanced to a level that can only be described as professional and consistent. Kristin is a crucial part to our horse care program. Our students not only learn to be professional riders but they learn the importance of "true" animal care.
Elaine and Beauty
Elaine has been a part of the Royal Farms team for over 5 years and involved in a prior lease, almost 10 years ago. We are so happy to have Elaine around the farm. She is constantly watching for ongoing perfection, from a blanket tear or pasture safety, to helping with farrier or vet appointments, …and even just keeping Todd interested in what we do!
Heather is perfect and a god-mom to all the animals. I cannot say anything more about Heather other than there is no better replacement for myself when it comes to professional management of our precious animal kingdom.
Erin is a newcomer to the Royal Farms family but we welcome her . She tries to balance her riding with her "mother" obligations and we are happy to keep her in the horse world.
Julia and Beauty
Julia is the newest student at Royal Farms that will be training with Marthe and Sheila. Julia has really come along way in only 3 rides! By her 3rd ride and 2nd lesson this little gal has grasped the proper mount, dismount, halts, reverse, walk, trot, 20 meter circle and most of all the importance of just being on a horse. She is also on the most fought-after horse in the horse kingdom, American Beauty. She definitely has the proper tools! Watch out Grand Prix ring, I think she is on her way, no joke! Keep up the good work Julia!