about-us

About Us

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Farm History

Valley View Farm South has been home to the Aldridge family for close to 40 years. It has a history with horses that dates back to the 1920’s, when it was used by the Valley View Dairy for their delivery horses to come and retire on lush green pastures. Recently constructed and modernized, we offer a safe, fun environment with knowledgeable people giving quality care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our boarders are ensured a worry-free environment where they can grow and learn.

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Philosophy

At Valley View, we realize that time spent with your horse is your “quality time”, and we fully support you on your journey.  We promote a safe, fun,  and non-competitive atmosphere, where horse lovers can come and enjoy. Boarders take pride in belonging to a supportive, and compassionate family farm.

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Come Share It With Us

We are very proud of the camaraderie in our barn.  At Valley View, you are not “just a boarder”, you are a member of an extended family, who support and nurture each other. Barbeques, corn roasts, trail riding and “Activity Days” are just some of the ways that we enjoy each other’s company.

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Facilities

70′ Round Pen

Our large round pen offers spectacular views of the farm. Whether you are doing groundwork or riding, it provides a peaceful place for you to enjoy time with your horse.

Farm Vista

A view of our grently rolling paddocks from the main drive. Our boarders really enjoy the scenic countryside.

Large Run-in Shelters

They are provided in every paddock for shelter in inclement weather. Each paddock is equipped with a heated automatic watering system. For a fresh drink every time!

Happy, Healthy Herds

At Valley View, we “follow the sun”. All horses get lots of turnout, going out at daylight each morning, and are brought back in at dusk year round. We carefully monitor each paddock, making sure that all field mates get along.

Spacious Aisles

Our barn is equipped with cross-ties that have quick release snaps, and sturdy rubber mats for comfort and safety.

Large, Indoor Arena

It is equipped with play balls, a bridge, barrels, jumps and other innovative equipment to make learning fun! We often have “Activity Days” where boarders will congregate to work with their horses as a group, exchanging ideas and information. FUN FOR ALL!

Covered Round Feeders

They are full of quality hay 24-7, to ensure that your horse has forage available at all times. In addition, salt licks and automatic heated waters are provided in each paddock.

Resident Barn Coaches

Coaches available for all boarders wishing instruction in Dressage, English, Western & Natural Horsemanship. Both group and private lessons are available. A wealth of knowledge at reasonable rates!

The Trail Head

Our boarders enjoy riding on the seventy five acres of gently rolling land with groomed and safe trails that comprise our farm, or going out hacking with friends. The views are spectacular winter, spring, summer and fall!


Large Outdoor Sand Ring

It is a 140′ x 90′ and offers you fantastic views of the valley, while riding on well maintained footings. A picnic table is located just outside the gate, so that visiting family members can comfortably sit and watch you ride.

Special Care

An isolation paddock, or indoor stall, offers your horse a safe place to recuperate in the event of illness or injury.

Horses that require the use of the Special Care areas are monitored closely by our experienced staff, to aid in the quickest recovery possible.

Your horse’s recovery is both physical and emotional; our unique special care provides the horse the opportunity to have herd mates nearby, thereby reducing his stress levels while recuperating physically, and thus speeding the healing process.

Our Barn Mascot “Snowflake”

boarding

Boarding

 
 

Full Use Of Our Farm!

  • Over sized wash stall
  • Spacious tack room with individual lockers available for all boarders
  • Opportunities to participate in on-site clinics
  • Barbecues, picnics and fun “Activity Days”
  • Group trail rides

Indoor Boarding

  • Bright airy 12’ x 12’ box stalls with rubber mat footing and daily maintenance
  • Personalized water buckets
  • Quality hay with 2 customized feedings
  • Unlimited turnout in large paddocks

Outdoor Boarding

  • Large, safe grassy paddocks with an endless supply of forage
  • Heated, automatic fresh watering systems
  • Covered hay feeders
  • Spacious run-in shelters for inclement weather protection
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Events

From time to time we bring in noted Clinicians, to broaden our knowledge, educate and empower ourselves; in order that we may improve our relationships with our horses.Please note:  These clinics are FOR OUR BOARDERS ONLY. 

 

testimonials

Testimonials

  • Charlane & Dakota

    IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!!! HORSES ALWAYS COME FIRST

    Charlane & Dakota
  • Debra

    I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOR A LONG TIME. I’VE BEEN RIDING MOST OF MY LIFE, I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO FIND A BARN WHERE I COULD ESTABLISH A SAFE RELATIONSHIP WITH MY HORSE WITHOUT HAVING TO MAKE MY HORSE SCARED OF ME. I CAN NOT SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH TO MICHELE FOR TURNING MY HARD TO HANDLE AND KIND OF SCARY HORSE INTO SOMETHING THAT IS MUCH MORE THEN WONDERFUL

    Debra
  • Karlie & Brooke

    ALTHOUGH I AM A VERY EXPERIENCED RIDER, I FELL IN LOVE WITH AN “EX-RACEHORSE”, WHO CAME WITH A LOT OF BAGGAGE. I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO YOU MICHELE, NOT ONLY FOR YOUR GREAT CARE, BUT FOR YOUR WONDERFUL INSIGHT, THAT HAS HELPED ME TO TRULY “CONNECT” WITH MY HORSE

    Karlie & Brooke
  • Joshua & Dakota

    FUN DAYS ARE ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE, SO MUCH FUN! MANY THINGS TO DO & SO MUCH TO LEARN

    Joshua & Dakota
  • Kathy

    Thank You Valley View Farm South! I would like to attempt to express my sincere gratitude to Michele Aldridge; the owner of Valley View Farm South. I came to the barn a little over three years ago. I had recently retired and I thought that I would spend my time taking care of my darling grandson. Sadly, he passed away unexpectedly. Most of the family buried their grief in their jobs. I had nowhere to turn. It was then that I began to realize that the only way I could heal was in the pursuit of a lifelong dream. I wanted my own horse and I wanted to overcome a deep-seated fear of riding due to a serious accident in my teens. Michele became my healer.First, she found the perfect horse for me. This horse, as it turned out, needed me just as much as I needed him. Secondly, she has continually encouraged me as I make my way slowly along the long journey in overcoming my fear. Thirdly, I have become more competent under the guidance of our barn instructor, Jan Jones. I have been learning about Natural Horsemanship, and it has helped me to connect closely with my wonderful horse. Fourthly, I met other riders who are learning just as I am. These other riders have made me feel welcome, and great friendships have developed. Valley View is an establishment devoted to a horse’s well-being. The barn is clean, well equipped and well organized. The horses are happy and flourish under Michele’s care. Thanks to Valley View, my journey continues. I am challenged in my riding. I have goals to meet such as taking Hank out on the beautiful riding trails. There are valuable clinics that introduce me to the wonderful complexities of Natural Horsemanship. There are social events that bring us all together for fun & games.

    Kathy
  • Charlane & Dakota

    IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!!! HORSES ALWAYS COME FIRST

    Charlane & Dakota
  • Debra

    I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOR A LONG TIME. I’VE BEEN RIDING MOST OF MY LIFE, I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO FIND A BARN WHERE I COULD ESTABLISH A SAFE RELATIONSHIP WITH MY HORSE WITHOUT HAVING TO MAKE MY HORSE SCARED OF ME. I CAN NOT SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH TO MICHELE FOR TURNING MY HARD TO HANDLE AND KIND OF SCARY HORSE INTO SOMETHING THAT IS MUCH MORE THEN WONDERFUL

    Debra
  • Karlie & Brooke

    ALTHOUGH I AM A VERY EXPERIENCED RIDER, I FELL IN LOVE WITH AN “EX-RACEHORSE”, WHO CAME WITH A LOT OF BAGGAGE. I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO YOU MICHELE, NOT ONLY FOR YOUR GREAT CARE, BUT FOR YOUR WONDERFUL INSIGHT, THAT HAS HELPED ME TO TRULY “CONNECT” WITH MY HORSE

    Karlie & Brooke
  • Joshua & Dakota

    FUN DAYS ARE ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE, SO MUCH FUN! MANY THINGS TO DO & SO MUCH TO LEARN

    Joshua & Dakota
  • Kathy

    Thank You Valley View Farm South! I would like to attempt to express my sincere gratitude to Michele Aldridge; the owner of Valley View Farm South. I came to the barn a little over three years ago. I had recently retired and I thought that I would spend my time taking care of my darling grandson. Sadly, he passed away unexpectedly. Most of the family buried their grief in their jobs. I had nowhere to turn. It was then that I began to realize that the only way I could heal was in the pursuit of a lifelong dream. I wanted my own horse and I wanted to overcome a deep-seated fear of riding due to a serious accident in my teens. Michele became my healer.First, she found the perfect horse for me. This horse, as it turned out, needed me just as much as I needed him. Secondly, she has continually encouraged me as I make my way slowly along the long journey in overcoming my fear. Thirdly, I have become more competent under the guidance of our barn instructor, Jan Jones. I have been learning about Natural Horsemanship, and it has helped me to connect closely with my wonderful horse. Fourthly, I met other riders who are learning just as I am. These other riders have made me feel welcome, and great friendships have developed. Valley View is an establishment devoted to a horse’s well-being. The barn is clean, well equipped and well organized. The horses are happy and flourish under Michele’s care. Thanks to Valley View, my journey continues. I am challenged in my riding. I have goals to meet such as taking Hank out on the beautiful riding trails. There are valuable clinics that introduce me to the wonderful complexities of Natural Horsemanship. There are social events that bring us all together for fun & games.

    Kathy
contact

Contact

Our focus is “what is best for the horse comes first”.
Please note:  while we do respond to emails, it may take us a couple of days to get back to you, as we are busy with the horses. Phone calls are preferred

Michele

phone: 905-259-2113

e-mail: michele.valleyviewfarmsouth@hotmail.com

address: Myrtle Station, Ontario