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August 01-06, 2015



Heavenly Acres

99 Purvis St, Lyn, ON

This is a closed herd.  No boarding is available.

There is RV and camping available – please see below under ‘accommodations’.


from the 401:

Take exit #696.
Head North on Stewart Boulevard (Left when traveling 401 East, Right when traveling 401 West)
Turn Left on Centennial Road (County Road 27) to Lyn, ON
Continue through the town of Lyn, ON
At the fork in the road continue on the Left
Once past the town of Lyn, ON, continue on County Road 27.
Purvis Street is the 2nd road on the Left side outside of Lyn (about 4km from Lyn)
Address is:  99 Purvis Street (2nd house on the left side after the sharp Left turn)



The facility does have on site RV available:

They have 2 X 15 amps ( no AC!) plugs with enough space for smaller RV with no water hook up.

The charge is $15 a night to park plus $10 for Hydro.  Please contact Nancy Janssens at:

There are also lots of camping nearby: here are some names:

1000 Islands/KOA Mallorytown camping ground 1477 County Road 2 Phone : 1- 800- 562-9725
Maple Leaf RV Campground 281 County Road 5 Phone: 613-923-1328
Pleasure Park RV Resort 80 Graham Lake Road Phone 613-923-5490
The Rockport Lighthouse 900 1000 Islands Parkway Phone: 613-923-5747
There are around 15 minutes of our farm, and easily accessible from 401.

Brockville is very close to this location, please go on line to locate hotels/motels in the area.

There are several larger hotel/motel chains:

Days Inn Brockville:  160 Stewart Blvd, Brockville, 866-299-2910 

Comfort Inn:  7777 Kent Blvd, Brockville, 1-800-314-0484

Super 8: 1843 Hwy 2 E. Brockville, 1-855-256-2393

Quality Hotel and Conference Centre:  100 Stewart Blvd, Brockville, 866-299-2910

Maplehurst Manor:  1258 County Road 2, Maitland, ON  613.348.1829

Holiday Inn Express:  7815 Kent Blvd,  Brockville, 1 877 660 8550



How Do I Sign Up?




When:  October 05-11, 2019


Where:  Meadowvale Farm

1247 Corkery Road, Carp, ON, K0A 1L0

This facility is located on googlemaps:

From Ottawa, take the 417 west to March Rd (Hwy 49) and follow for approx. 5kms

Turn left onto Corkery Rd and follow for approx. 2kms

Please park at the barn being careful as there are both children and dogs on site



Please check with  A great web site for short stays

The facility is not far from Ottawa proper.  Please consult for this

course location address and any hotel/motel you are seeking for accommodations.




 June 15-21, 2014


 Lilac Lane equestrian Centre

2464 Munster Rd,(provincial Hwy 45) Stittsville, ON



 From Highway #7 (the Trans-Canada):

Turn East/South on Dwyer Hill Rd (it is called Upper Dwyer Hill Rd to the west) – provincial hwy #3

Turn North on Fallowfield Rd (provincial hwy #12)

Turn Right onto Munster and follow to address.

There is a large white with green trim arena on the property

Please be sure to keep speed limit to no more than 20km/hr on private property


Please consult the Chamber of Commerce for hotels/motels in the area or for short term furnished accommodations



Go back to the home page, and select the “Application forms” tab.

The form is printer friendly! Just follow the directions on the application form.

There is also a waiver form that must be signed by all attendees.



Go back to the home page, and select the “ Contact” button.

I would encourage you to e-mail rather than leave a message as the internet never sleeps.

Please feel free to visit the FAQ section next for many questions I have answered about the massage course!


Please come back and visit for the 2018 schedule

Where: Warwick Equestrian Development

Please feel free to visit their web site at:

You may bring your horse to this course if you wish.

Please contact Alison at 1-519-269-1115 for boarding fees

There is no camping/RV on site.



Take the 401 to exit 203 (Elgin Rd)
Turn South toward Mossley
Pass through Mossley over tracks
Turn Left on Crampton Drive (East)
Facility is approx 3 km on right (South) side.

Please use the second driveway where the sign for Warwick equestrian is posted.

Parking is in front of the line of cedar trees.

Warwick Equestrian Development
3433 Crampton Drive
Mossley, Ontario
N0L 1V0

Places to stay:

Cedarmere Woods – approx. 16kms from facility –

Excellent rates.  Please contact Roma Lynn for rates at:

There is a KOA campsite close by (5 minutes) 1-800-562-7398 (Cromarty Drive- London KOA)


How do I sign up for this course?

Please go to the ‘application forms’ section and follow the directions.


You may contact Sidonia by clicking on the ‘contact’ section of this web site.

Please also visit the FAQ section of the web site for additional information along

with answers to many questions people have asked.


There are not classes scheduled in this location in 2015


Our host facility is located in Hartington, ON

Cobblestone Ridge – 4936 Quarry Rd.

Hartington, ON

Facility Information:

This facility has a closed herd and no camping or RVing on site.



For those coming from Hwy 401 from the west, you can:

Take Wilton Rd exit, and go north for 5.6 kms, to the second yellow flashing light which is the Harrowsmith turn.

Turn right and follow straight through one red flashing stop light, for approx 10 kms into the village of Harrowsmith.

At the five point intersection turn left onto Hwy 38,

Go north for approx 4 kms to the hamlet of Hartington.

There is a Shell gas station on the left (west side), and just after that an intersection.

Boyce Road is on the left (west side). Turn left and go approx one mile to where the road splits into a “T“

Quarry Road is on the right.

The farm is on the right corner, follow the cedar rail fence around to the first driveway on the right which is marked by two stone

pillars to 4936 Quarry Rd.


This is the more direct (one turn) route:

For those traveling from the east:

Take exit #611 from the 401, this is Hwy #38 and proceed north. You will pass through Harrowsmith.

When you get to Hartington (approx. 4km from Harrowsmith), turn left on Boyce Rd. If you are in Verona, you have gone too far (IGA on the left side of the road)

The road will come to a ‘T’.

Turn right onto Quarry Rd, and take the first driveway on the right 4936 Quarry Rd.

Please park near the gate on the left side of the drive where the trailers are also parked.



Please be sure to call the hotels and get directions and rates. Rates listed are approximate, and are subject to change with the summer season (although I did ask for their summer rates). These listings below will give you a better idea as to the price of the various accomodations.

Travel Lodge2360 Princess StreetRates: approx.: $141 613-546-42331-800-567-0751
Ambassador Inn1550 Princess Streetexit 613 (Sydenham Rd.) to Kingston, turn left at Tim Horton’s. The hotel is just up on the right side of the roadRates: approx.: $119 CAA discounted rate $98approx. 30 minutes from Odessa 613-548-3605
Thriftlodge647 Hwy #41 exit #579 from off the 401single $79, double $89 613-354-3334
Mastersons Motel691 Hwy #41 exit #579 from the 401single $59 double $69 613-354-9392
Highland Motel725 Highway #15 613-546-3121
Best Western1217 Princess Street, Kingston 1-613-549-22111-800-567-8800
Comfort Inn55 Warne Crescent, Kingston 1-613-546-95001-800-668-4200
Green Acres Inn2480 Princess Street, Kingston 1-613-546-17961-800-267-7889

To register for this class, please go to the ‘application forms’ section.

To view answers to many questions people have asked me, please visit the ‘FAQ’ section.

To ask me any additional questions, please feel free to either e-mail me using the ‘contact’ section, or call me toll free at:



June 23-29, 2019


T.E.A.D. 8360 Leeming Rd. E. in Mount Hope

(just outside Hamilton)

This is a closed herd facility

There is no camping or RV sites available


From Toronto: take the QEW Toronto to the 403 to Hamilton and go up the mountain to Highway #6 and Garner Road exit.

Take the #6 past the Hamilton airport and at the 2nd set of lights turn right (#6 south).

Turn left on Leeming Rd. E.

From Niagara: take the QEW Niagara to the 403 to Hamilton and go up the mountain to Highway 36 and Garner Road exit.

Take the #6 past the Hamilton airport and at the 2nd set of lights turn right (#6 south). Turn left on Leeming Rd. E

Park in the parking lot in front of the barn and walk across to the white house, up the ramp and directly inside.

The class room is located on the first door to the right.  Bathroom is the first door to the left. .

If you are having trouble with the map appearing on this page, please use this link to the T.E.A.D. site. It will open at the map.


Ramada Plaza Hotel 150 King St. E 1-800-272-6232
Admiral Inn 149 Dundurn St. 1-800-236-2311
Visitor’s Inn 649 Main St. W 1-905-529-5515
Econo Lodge 175 Main St. W 1-800-553-2566

If you require additional information, you can contact Tourism Hamiltion Information Centre

How do I register for this course?

Go back to the main home page, and click on the ‘Application form’ section.

The application form is user friendly. Just print it off and fill it out!

All attendees must also sign a waiver form. It is attached to the application form.

Please feel free to click on the ‘FAQ’ button next to read answers to many question people have asked about the course!

How do I contact Sidonia?

Go back to the main home page, and click on “Contact”.

I would encourage you to e-mail rather than leave a message as the internet never sleeps.


July 02-08, 2019

The 6 week Advanced Equine Massage Course is taught at this location on:

October 22- November 30, 2018  Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

October 14-November 22, 2019 Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Please see the 6 week Advanced Massage Course location page for full course details.


Old Orchard Farm Riding Centre

12386 1st Line Nassagaweya, milton, ON

This facility is posted on as  Old Orchard Farm, Milton, ON.  It is off by approx. 300 meters.

Please be sure to have the directions to the facility and do not rely on your GPS – only Googlemaps app will be accurate.

The facility has a white and blue sign.


Coming from Hwy 401, Milton exit – From Milton (Hwy 25 & 401) travel west on Hwy 401 and exit at the Guelph Line. Travel north on the Guelph Line past the Mohawk Raceway. Continue north, driving past Brookville, until Sideroad 20. Turn left on Sideroad 20 and travel west until First Line Nassagaweya. Turn right on First Line. Travel on the First Line approximately a 1/2 mile. OOF will be on the left. Look for the Old Orchard sign / logo at Fire #12386.

  • Coming from Hwy 6 North exit – From the 401 take the Hwy 6 North exit towards Guelph. At Wellington Rd 34 )this is the first light after you exit the 401)  turn right / east. Continue East past Victoria Rd and past Watson Rd. When the road starts winding watch for the First Line Nassagaweya. Turn left on the First Line, driving north about a 1/2 mile.The facility will be on the left. Look for the Old Orchard sign / logo at Fire #12386.
  • Coming from Hwy #7 Rockwood – Starting at Rockwood, travel west on Hwy 7 towards the city of Guelph. At Wellington Rd 29 at the lights turn left (south). Travel south on Wellington Road 29 (becomes First Line Nassagaweya) past Arkell Rd (stop sign) and past the 25th Sideroad (stop sign). Continue approximately a 1/2 mile. OOF will be on the right. Look for the Old Orchard sign / logo at Fire #12386.


Accommodations:  is a great web site that details location and price for every accommodation posted.

Days Inn ……………………………………………………… 785 Gordon St ……………………………1-519-822-9112

Super 8 ……………………………………………………….. 281 Woodlawn …………………………..1-519-836-5850

Comfort Inn …………………………………………………. 480 Silvercreek Pkwy …………………1-519-763-1900

Norfolk Guest House B & B ………………………… 102 Eramosa Rd ……………………… 1-519-767-1095

How do I sign up?

Please go to the ‘application forms’ section of the web site.

How do I contact Sidonia?

Go back to the home page, and select the ” Contact” button.

Please feel free to visit the FAQ section next for many questions I have answered about the massage course!


There is no course scheduled at this location



Windsor Essex Therapeutic Riding Association (WETRA)



From the 401:

Take the Manning Road exit

Turn left off the ramp (heading south)

Go all the way to the #3 Hwy – it is a major highway and is approx 15km from the 401.

(You will pass ‘Cosy Corners’ and the funeral home, go through the stop light,

go over a set of railway tracks, then come to a lighted intersection -#3 Hwy)

At Hwy.#3, turn left and continue on the road until you reach the town of Essex.

There is a Tim Hortons at the first lighted intersection.

At the 2nd stop light (called both Victoria St – in Essex and Malden Rd – in the county)

turn right

The facility is located on this road approx 10 km away. You will come to a small

town where the speed limit decreases to 60km and there is a sign showing

‘Wildwood Golf Course’. The split in the highway (leading to the golf course)

is approx 1-1/2 km from the facility. Stay on the main road and do not turn towards Wildwood.

WETRA is located on the left side of the road and is highly visible from the road.

Conversely, you can take the 401 to the Walker Rd exit and turn left (south) and then follow the directions below.

From Windsor:

Take Walker Rd south of Hwy #3.

You will go through the town of McGregor.

There is a sign on the left side of the road ‘thank you for coming to McGregor’.

South Malden Rd is the very next road. Turn left here onto South Malden Rd

The facility is approx. 4 away and is located on the right side of the road.

(From the #3 Hwy to the turn onto South Malden is approx. 15km).



Best Western Huron Church 1-800-528-1234
Bestway Motel Huron Church 1-519-969-7642
Comfort Inn  Huron Church 1-800-228-5150
Econo Lodge Huron Church 1-800-553-2666
Travel Lodge 2330 Huron Church 1-519-972-1100
Ivy Rose 2885 Howard Ave -restaurant on site 1-519-966-1700

* All Windsor motels are on Huron Church. The 401 turns into Huron Church at Windsor.


How do I sign up for this course?

Go back to the home page, and click on “application forms” button .

If you wish to contact me, please feel free to use the ‘contact’ section to send me an e-mail, or you may call me toll free at:

1-888-EQUINE2 (378-4632)

Please feel free to visit the ‘FAQ’ section for more course information.



There is no course available at this time.  Please visit the ‘course dates’ page for the complete list of courses available.