October 20, 2014

Local Standardbred Breeding Farms Open Doors To Mother’s Day Visitors

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got a great way for you to
make this Mother’s Day one to remember for the whole family. Forget the flowers
and chocolates, why not take a drive through the countryside and visit some
mares and foals at one of four breeding farms taking part in a special Mother’s
Day event.

High Stakes Farm, Seelster Farm,  St. Lads Farm and Twinbrook Farms will all host a Mother’s Day Open House from
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 13.

You can take your Mother, sister, wife, grandmother, family out to brunch and
then make your way to one of these fine breeding establishments to have a
snapshot of a day in the life of a Standardbred breeder…or you can hit the
breeding farm first and work up your appetite for dinner.

Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring your camera as there are sure
to be some Kodak moments you won’t want to miss. Tell your friends, colleagues,
neighbours about this great way to spend time with the family while learning
about a day in the life of a standardbred breeder and seeing the mares and
foals!

High Stakes Farm
9685 FIRST LINE
Moffat, ON L0P
1J0
(5 minutes from downtown Milton)
Tel 905-339-6748

Seelster Farms
33618 Roman Line
R.R. # 3 Lucan, ON N0M
2J0
(40 minutes from London)
Tel 519-227-4294
seelsterfarms.com

St. Lads Farm
1078 Countryview Lane
Ruscom, ON N0R
1R0
(40 km east of Windsor)
Tel 519-975-2067
stladsfarm.com

Twinbrook Farms
R. R. # 4 Embro, ON N0J 1J0
25 miles
east of London, 3 miles north of Hwy #2 (Dundas St.)
Tel 519-475-4276
twinbrookfarms.com

For directions and maps to the farms, visit the Fan Club’s Events page.

SBOA and Standardbred Canada Promoting Breeding Farm Open Houses On Mother’s Day, May 13

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association and Standardbred Canada’s I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club are partnering to present a special Mother’s Day Open House Program at five Standardbred breeding establishments in the province.

On Sunday, May 13, these breeding farms will open their gates and farms to the general public from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to showcase their mares, foals and facilities:

Casimir Stables, Hagar
High Stakes Farm, Moffat
Seelster Farms, Lucan
St Lads Farm, Ruscom
Twinbrook Farms, Embro

The Open House will give the general public an opportunity to get up close and personal with the mares and foals, pet a foal, get a behind the scenes tour of the farm, and talk with the owners about a day in the life of a Standardbred breeder.

“Our goal is to give our neighbours, and the residents in our communities a snapshot of Standardbred breeding and demonstrate the importance of our industry to the rural community and Ontario’s economy,” said Anna Meyers, president of the SBOA.

“We’ve designed an event that’s both fun and educational,” said Meyers. “This is a great opportunity for people who wouldn’t normally have a chance to visit a horse farm to connect with the horses and the people in our industry.”

All guests who visit the farms will be given an I Love Canadian Harness Racing package which will include a brochure on the Ontario Standardbred Breeding Industry, some swag items and coupons / discounts for the local racetrack.

The mission of the SBOA is to continue to encourage and support the growth of a financially viable and sustainable breeding industry while representing and clearly defining the breeders’ position on major issues to  industry partners, government and regulators.  It also aims to provide breeders with improved communications and education resources.