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Join The PHC Family!

PHC is a family-run Hunter/Jumper stable located on 26 acres just outside the city of Pickering, on scenic Paddock Road. We have been Durham’s premier equestrian centre for over 35 years. Our facility includes six large outdoor riding rings, 2 indoor riding arenas (a heated Riding School ring and a new 90x240 indoor arena and lounge complex). We offer stabling for 110 horses.

PHC specializes in Lessons, Camps, Horse Shows & Training Board for our Show Team program. PHC is a member in good standing with the Horse Facilities Council of Ontario Equestrian and is licensed by the municipality of the city of Pickering.

April Sponsor Spotlight

Q & A With sarah wollner & associates royal lepage connect realty

This month we sat down with Platinum Sponsor Sarah Wollner of Royal Lepage Connect Realty, who has been a major contributor to PHC horse shows for the past 2 years!

PHC: What is the main goal of your company? SW: When I started in real estate 13 years ago, my main goal was to find a way as a Realtor® to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of those I served. Today our mission statement at Sarah Wollner & Associates is “to create an exceptional real estate experience, based on higher standards, that impacts and improves the lives of the people we serve”. I believe in building relationships, and that in today’smarketplace people expect and deserve a higher level of expertise, commitment and communication with their Trusted Real Estate Advisor. For me real estate is not simply about buying or selling a home.It’s about listening, trust, integrity, offering the best advice, research, negotiating skills and cutting-edge marketing strategies. It’s about taking care of people at a deeper level. That’s my goal.

PHC: Why do you choose PHC for your sponsorship dollars? SW: I love riding! My son and I have been riding at the Pickering Horse Centre for several years, and we both love the horses, instructors and the facility. PHC is a family owned, safe, well managed and maintained riding school and it is clear to me that they have many of the same business and family values that I do. I feel very comfortable having my business and brand associated with the Pickering Horse Centre because of their excellent reputation within the community, and I want to support the continued growth of equestrian sport at PHC. I think it is a perfect fit! 

PHC: What do you most love about your job? SW: I love that no two days are ever the same, which makes life very exciting! Some days I am negotiating 3 or 4 different offers for different clients, other days I am facilitating home/septic/well inspections or showing homes or preparing the marketing strategy for a new property being listed for sale. My career also demands that I am constantly learning and ensuring that my skills are cutting edge, which I really love. My favourite part about being a Realtor® though, is having the opportunity to build those deep relationships with and take care of my clients.

Visit Sarah’s Website for more information on her business and how she can help you find your dream home today!

What’s Going on at PHC This Month:


We tried two other riding schools before settling at the Pickering Horse Centre. Had we known then what we know now, we would have started at PHC! The instructors (Gary/Emily) at PHC are fantastic and really teach proper riding technique. The students know clearly what they are working on and get constructive feedback at each lesson to ensure that they know when they have mastered a skill and can progress to another. It is a safe and positive learning environment where my daughter has drastically improved her riding!

They also understand that every rider and every horse is different, and adapt her lesson plans accordingly. They also take the time to work individually with each rider to help them achieve their goals

I also have the pleasure of boarding my gelding at PHC and therefore I can say with confidence that Gary and Emily are not only remarkable coaches, they also run a fantastic boarding facility. The facilities are always clean and well kept - Gary is incredibly knowledgeable, not only as a coach, but of horses in general. He is attentive, and patient with all of the horses and the level of care is unparalleled!
— Corrado Ingarao, Show Team
If you have ever considered learning to ride or enrolling your children in riding lessons, the Pickering Horse Centre in Durham region is hands down the best place to be. My son started riding several years ago and once we found PHC, it was easy to see the difference between what a normal riding school is, and an excellent riding facility. Our initial impression of the Pickering Horse Centre was that it was a local family owned business (which we liked) that seemed to have a clean facility and lessons that worked with our schedule.

As we became familiar with PHC we realised that it is so much more! The coaches and instructors are all certified and highly knowledgeable. This, coupled with their apparent and unbridled (forgive the pun) passion for the sport, for their horses, and for their students are what keep us coming back. The Pickering Horse Centre is welcoming, professional, fun and family oriented, with lessons available for all age groups from tots to adults and skill levels from beginner to competition level. It’s hard not to feel like a part of a family when you spend time at the Pickering Horse Centre. We love our PHC Barn Family!
— Sarah Wollner, Sponsor
There have been so many years and so many memories, it’s hard to fit it all into a paragraph. Many years ago we brought our daughters to PHC because our neighbour recommended it. We have stayed at PHC because it is family run and also because our three girls really enjoy everything about it. They all took lessons, volunteered, and worked at PHC. The older two started at PHC as kids and are now captains of their respective university equestrian teams. On school breaks, they still come home to take lessons. My oldest daughter is in veterinary school and her experience at PHC influenced her decision to pursue equine surgery for her specialty. My middle daughter gives up Summer weekends to travel to shows, working as a groom for the PHC show team. My youngest daughter has followed her sisters’ love for horses and rides and volunteers at PHC on Saturday’s.
— Mina Molaie, Riding School
Coming Soon!
— Camp
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PHC Apparel

We are happy to partner with Avid Equestrian, who offers custom PHC logo riding apparel designed for our customers!

We have our own Webshop on the Avid website, allowing for quick and easy online shopping with apparel delivered right to your door or to PHC for pick up.

Shirts, Backpacks, Sweaters, Hats, Mud Pants, Jackets for all Seasons… they do it all!

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3800 Paddock Road
Claremont, ON L1Y 1A2



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