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Our Family


 
 
Gary Yaghdjian

Gary Yaghdjian

Contact: gary@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

President & Head Show Team Trainer

Certified Equestrian Canada English Competition Coach & level 2 Western coach

Equestrian Canada Judge

Ontario Equestrian Past President

Ontario Reining Horse Association Past President

Has worked full-time in the Equine industry since 1978

AWARDS
Ontario Equestrian - Gary Convery Memorial Award of Distinction - 2009

Ontario Equestrian - Hall of Fame Inductee - 2010

Province of Ontario - Syl Apps Volunteer Achievement Award - 2010

Ontario Reining Horse Association - Hall of Fame Inductee - 2015

Central East Trillium – Outstanding Contribution Award - 2018

Ontario Equestrian – Coach Of The Year – 2018

Danielle Yaghdjian

Danielle Yaghdjian

Contact: danielle@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Vice President & General Manager

Certified Equestrian Canada English Competition Coach

Equestrian Canada Master Coach Developer

Chair of the Equestrian Canada National Technical Coaching Committee

Equestrian Canada Rookie Riders Master Facilitator

Equestrian Canada Rider Level Program Examiner

Coaches Wednesday Riding School Lessons

AWARDS
Central East Trillium – Outstanding Contribution Award - 2011

Equestrian Canada – Coaching Leadership Award – 2012

Equestrian Canada – Pro Chaps Coaching Excellence Award – 2012

Equestrian Canada – Developer for Program Delivery Award – 2014

National Coaching Certification Program Community Coach Developer Award - 2014

Equestrian Canada – National Coach Developer of the Year Award – 2018

 
Emily Yaghdjian

Emily Wulff (Yaghdjian)

Contact: emily@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Show Team Trainer, Camp & Sponsorship Coordinator

Certified Equestrian Canada English Competition Coach

Equestrian Canada Rider Level Program Examiner

AWARDS
Ontario Collegiate Equestrian Association – Central Zone Supporter of the Year - 2018

Our Facility


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Family owned and operated for 30 years by the Yaghdjian family

26 acres

6 large outdoor riding rings

2 indoor Riding Rings: 1 heated riding school arena & 1 new 90 x 240 arena & air conditioned/heated lounge complex

Indoor washroom facilities

All rings harrowed and watered regularly, with 1 full hunter & 1 full jumper course permanently set up throughout show season

Individual turnout paddocks for show horses

Grooming & Wash Stalls

A snack bar complex during Summer show and camp season

A heated and air conditioned camp club house with individual rider lockers

Stabling for 111 horses: 1 riding school barn for 30 riding school horses, 1 show barn for 17 show horses & 1 dome barn for horse show stabling

Open lunging pens


Click Here to read a fantastic interview with Gary & Danielle at the 95th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair about our family and PHC, featured by Equestrian Canada


 

Our Team


All of our lessons are taught by Instructors and Coaches that have been trained and certified through Equestrian Canada. This certification process provides coaches and instructors with the necessary tools to make the equestrian experience safe and enjoyable for all equine and human participants, and to develop an excellence in horsemanship. Our team of coaching staff bring to the table years of practical horse show experience as well as work with young horses, beginner kids, adults learning to ride and high performance riders. No matter what your goal is you will find knowledgeable and friendly instructors ready to help you achieve your dreams at PHC.

Royal & Leigh

Leigh Lothian

Contact: coachleigh@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Certified Equestrian Canada Instructor

Coaches Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Riding School Lessons

Autumn & Carolyn

Carolyn Stark

Contact: coachcarolyn@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Certified Equestrian Canada Competition Coach

Coaches Thursday Riding School Lessons

Picasso & Amelia

Amelia Dodds

Contact: coachamelia@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Equestrian Canada/NCCP Trained Instructor

Coaches Friday Riding School Lessons

Summer Camp Instructor

Kristin

Kristin McGuire

Contact: coachkristin@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Equestrian Canada Certified Instructor

Coaches Saturday Riding School Lessons

Duke & Priya

Priya Hall

Contact: coachpriya@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Equestrian Canada Certified Instructor

Coaches Saturday Riding School Lessons

Summer Camp Instructor

Twilight & Jade

Jade Lefort

Contact: coachjade@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Equestrian Canada Certified Instructor

Coaches Wednesday Riding School Lessons

Maraca & Lindsay

Lindsay Reeve

Contact: coachlindsay@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Equestrian Canada Certified Competition Coach

Equestrian Canada Accredited Steward

Fill In Riding School Lessons

Kaboom & Carolyn

Carolyn Hanson

Contact: coachcarolyn@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Equestrian Canada Certified Competition Coach

Fill In Riding School Lessons

Duncan & Susan

Susan Boyes

Contact: coachsusan@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Equestrian Canada Certified Competition Coach

Fill In Riding School Lessons

Kaydee & Hilary

Hilary Gregory

Contact: coachhilary@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Equestrian Canada/NCCP Trained Instructor

Ontario Equestrian ‘KidZone’ Program Lead

Summer Camp Instructor

Duke & Felicity

Felicity Hinsche

Contact: coachfelicity@pickeringhorsecentre.ca

Equestrian Canada/NCCP Trained Instructor

Summer Camp Instructor

 

Our Show Horses


PHC owns many sport horses that we lease out to Show Team clients each year. From ponies to jumpers, we have a collection of well trained and reliable show horses, each offering something different to teach their rider’s and all with impressive show records. We periodically add to our amazing group of show horses, and once they are finished their competition years in the ‘A’ and Trillium show circuits, they find a great life in our Riding School.

 

Our School Horses


PHC offers the best group of Schoolies around. We have big ones, small ones, every color and breed you can imagine, past-hunters and past-reiners. From reliable beginner horses with years of experience and trained on a vaulting circingle to advanced jumping horses able to teach more technical aspects of equestrian sport, there is something for everyone at PHC.


Our Industry Pro’s


PHC vet: Dr. Michele travers

PHC chiropractor: DR. kristin varik

PHC farriers: scott salverson & shawna Derrington

PHC dentist: the tooth fairy performance equine dental - mike Lawrence

PHC feed providers: custom grain mix by brooks feeds & hay cubes by maaax feeds

PHC insurance provider: intercity insurance - mike king

PHC affiliate ASSOCIATIONS: Trillium Hunter Jumper Association central east Ontario Equestrian equestrian canada Ontario Hunter Jumper Association


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Our Farriers Scott Salverson & Shawna Derrington with Gary, Emily and El Rapido at Foxlea Farms in Venice Beach, FL.

Our Farriers Scott Salverson & Shawna Derrington with Gary, Emily and El Rapido at Foxlea Farms in Venice Beach, FL.