When I left England in May, I was searching for an adventure and a new work experience...and all my boxes have been ticked!
My time here at Gleneden Stables has been one to remember, whether this was working with the horses or exploring Canada. There are so many memories I will take home with me; like the time we went hiking up Enderby Cliffs, attending the Falkland Rodeo (my first!) and the Armstrong IPE, going to the lake during the summer, swimming with the horses at the Notra Ride and the trail rides at Timber Ridge, finding Ruth her perfect horse Cowboy (which took us to different places in BC and eventually a 3 day trip to Alberta to find him!), seeing Castello being born (and naming him), attending a clinic taught by Robin Hahn with Francis, taking Amy-Jay to her first show and other milestones with the four year olds. Just a few of the fun things I got to do; there is never a boring moment!
The horses have been fabulous to work with over the last months and I loved seeing them progress over time. I also felt my riding improved with the lessons I had with Verena (dressage) and Ueli (jumping). I found the horses breeding lines very interesting, to see what makes the high quality Holsteiner. You will never stop learning and Ueli is always at hand to help if you have any issues. The stables has super facilities and farm life was great to learn from. I believe here you have the best view in Salmon Arm. The landscape is just simply beautiful and you will have to see for yourself.
I have had a fantastic time here in Canada with Ueli, Ruth, Jackie and the kids. I have met loads of new friends during my experience and hopefully will stay in contact. I have had such an awesome time!! So a huge thank you to Ueli and Ruth for allowing me this opportunity here at Gleneden Stables.