Recreational Riding Program

Starting September 8th

Good Evening friends of Venturing Hills Farm,

We hope you have enjoyed the summer of 2018 as much as we have here at Venturing Hills. There have been many highlights for us among the camps, competitions, concerts, and day to day activities of the barn. The most recent being the birth of our latest foal Viking who is just Seven days old.

As summer is coming to a close we are looking forward to getting our Recreational Riding Program back into full swing. If you have any wish to continue riding at VHF, or are interested in starting to ride with us come the fall, please let us know! If so we ask that you contact us before September 1st with your preferred time and day (we are attempting to place most of the younger recreational lessons on Sunday if possible). We will do our best to accommodate this while also selecting the best group for you or your young equestrian to continue to grow and learn.

Feel free to pass this information along to anyone you may know who has passion for horses, and interest in learning the FUNdamentals of english riding. If you would like to follow along with our big moments and get a better look at the farm we encourage you to like our Facebook page and follow our Instagram!

Payment must be made in full on the first weekend of lessons September 8-9th. Please contact us directly for pricing by emailing The lesson schedule will be sent out on Monday September 3rd

Look forward to seeing you soon,
The Venturing Hills Team

YOGA Classes

Starting July 10th


Lesley Fantin works at a Yoga studio in Chelsea but will be joining us on the other side of the mountain on Tuesday Nights starting on July 10th (next week). The classes will be starting at 5:30 and will be approximately 75 minutes long.

More information…

Another beautiful day for riding…

On behalf of the Becke family who call Venturing Hills Farm their home and the team who operate the Venturing Hills Equine Training Center, I welcome you to one of the most beautiful farms of the Pontiac.  We are 25 minutes from downtown Ottawa and offer excellence in every aspect of equine care and equestrian endeavour.

Venturing Hills Farm backs onto the Eardley Escarpment of the Gatineau Park at Luskville, Quebec. Formerly known as “Farm of the Mountain”, the facility provides:

  • access to hundreds of acres of land, including open fields and trails
  • indoor arena
  • cross-country courses
  • permanent hunter course on 40 year old turf
  • a full set of show jumps
  • large stone dust and sand ring
  • fenced sand ring for novice horses and riders
  • large grass paddocks
  • riding instruction available in French or English

The Training Center caters to all levels and ages of rider and is dedicated to the enjoyment of horses by supporting all aspects of equestrian sport. Individually tailored care and training programs for horses and riders support both leisure riding and the challenges of competition.

Our boarding service offers 24/7 on-site care with a team of expert vets and farriers on regular call. People new to the sport are also welcomed by our certified instructors and well trained horses and ponies. Our select school-ponies and horses are especially appreciated by kids and parents alike. With eager children we focus on Equine Canada's Learning to Ride fundamentals which emphasizes safe fun, but we encourage self expression in the stimulating and challenging environment of the farm and training center. With North American coaching and equitation principles, for most riders and horses, we focus on the European principles of cross-training, in all three Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Jumping and Cross Country riding. We are also happy to arrange part or full leases as options for owners and non-owners, for pleasure and/or competitive riding purposes. Finally, on an individually contracted basis, we do agent the sale and purchase of animals for our clients.

If you need any additional information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us through the web site or please call the stable at 613.863.4598.


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