To help improve the development of all of our show team riders, Foxwood welcomes the perspective, knowledge and experience
of outside equestrian coaches in the form of in-barn clinics at Foxwood as well as outside clinics throughout the year.
To help improve the development of all of our show team riders, Foxwood welcomes the perspective, knowledge and experience of outside equestrian coaches in the form of in-barn clinics at Foxwood throughout the year.
From correcting our hunter ring equitation to improving our course rides, clinicians help continue our equestrian education and bring valuable lessons to our show team to prepare them for the show season.
Our goal is to provide a safe environment for our horses and our facility includes.
24 hour care with full time staff on site (including Barn Manager and Trainers)
Bright, Indoor riding area with 6 extra large box stalls; insulated tack/viewing room; student tack lockers; large outdoor sand ring and cross country course; hacking on site.
Renovated 9 stall century bank barn with insulated tack room
Manicured, large grass paddocks with safe, maintained fencing; run-in shelters; accessible, automatic water in every paddock.
On November 1st, Foxwood welcomes Greg Kuti for our clinic on "How to keep your horse in top shape during non-show season"
Greg Kuti is the owner and operator of Chor-Be Farm in Schomberg, ON. He is a certified Equine Canada Level III Coach, and a recognized hunter/jumper judge and senior course designer. Greg has competed successfully at the World Cup and Grand Prix level, and has campaigned hunters and jumpers for many years on the national circuit.
Greg currently competes at several major horse shows throughout Canada and the United States. In addition to competing in the professional divisions with several mounts, Greg specializes in the development of upcoming hunters and jumpers.
Greg operates a highly successful training facility for junior and amateur riders. He consistently has riders competing in top 'A' circuit divisions, and is more than happy to assist novice riders in developing their riding skills. Greg's students at Chor-Be Farm have enjoyed many top provincial finishes including competitors qualifying for the Royal Winter Fair.
Greg is pleased to assist students of all levels accomplish their equestrian goals. He is also well-qualified to select an appropriate horse to purchase, and welcomes the opportunity to sell horses at all levels of sport. Greg routinely travels throughout Canada to conduct hunter and jumper clinics.
On Saturday, October 24, 2020, 4 Foxwood show team riders were invited to ride at BlackBerry Equestrian in a clinic with hunter/jumper coach, Peter Gisborn.
Starting on the flat, riders learned the importance of getting their horses to move forward and off their leg; creating contact with the "bit at the cheek" with hands raised; in order to create a rhythmical and balanced ride.
The importance of great basics and a strong foundation of flatwork was stressed by Peter Gisborn in order to create perfect jumping rounds.
To prepare our show team riders for the 2020 season, we welcomed Di Langmuir - a certified coach specialist with over 35 years experience in Canada and Internationally in hunter, jumper and equitation disciplines.
As a judge and steward for Equestrian Canada, Di believes in preparing riders for the show ring and shares the sentiments, “train with correctness to form good habits so you can be a star at competitions”.
Day one of our two day clinic in January, focused on transitions as well as helpful show ring tips on how to make the best impression when entering the show ring. We jumped into day 2 with gymnastics and then worked on effective equitation to get into the corners, using transitions for control.
Robyn is an incredible woman filled with passion and love for animal and humans fortunate to come in contact with her. I have held Foxwood in highest regards for many years due to her kind professionalism, the excellent and optimum horse welfare she teaches and practices, and her unending energy to teach, encourage, keep safe and support every student, as if they were the only one.
Fantastic job Robyn through this time of uncertainty but always!
Foxwood has been amazing with my daughter and she absolutely loves going to her lessons. She counts down the days until her next lesson. The instructors, staff and horses/ponies at Foxwood are truly exceptional!
Foxwood is a positive and supportive environment for riders at every level and Robyn creates an environment which is inclusive and feels like a family. She ensures that the riders accomplishments are recognized and she is always arranging opportunities for the riders to continue to develop along with their pony/horse. As a parent of 2 Foxwood show team riders, I appreciate the instruction, along with the encouragement and patience given by coaches, Robyn and Janet to build confidence, in both my riders and our ponies.
Robyn is exceptionally in tune with the health and care needs of our ponies and ensures that they receive the best nutrition and care that they deserve. We are happy to be a part of the Foxwood Family
This is our third barn after my girls starting riding about 10 years ago. Robyn's Show Team is a very talented wonderful group of girls. They all support each other and truly care for their horses. Robyn's coaching has been thoughtful and very supportive . She takes into consideration the horse and the rider.
My girls have learned a lot and their abilities as riders has flourished. We are looking forward to the show season and being with the team this summer. Pastures are beautiful , cross country course and trails are there to enjoy.
I am grateful to be part of the Foxwood family!
I wish to personally thank Foxwood Farm owner, Robyn Freer, and her entire Foxwood team for all they have done to make a return to the barn possible during this time of COVID-19 pandemic. With strong attention and adherence to best practice protocols, Foxwood Farm has successfully transitioned to this 'new normal.'
Our daughter so enjoys the opportunity to ride her beloved favourites, George and Gracie, and finds the wait for next week's lesson something to look forward to and keep her going. I too find myself contented by the infection prevention and control measures Foxwood has put in place, and so appreciate all their efforts and energy to make this a success for everyone.
With much appreciation!
Having ridden with a great coach for many years, I wanted the same for my daughter. I feel very fortunate to have found that with Robyn. Robyn doesn’t just teach kids to ride, she shares her love and knowledge of horses with them.
This is a gift that they will treasure forever.