ALL ABOUT US
Ridgewood Farm has an outstanding team of dedicated instructors and staff, all of whom are determined to help students succeed. Our team members offer support and guidance, uniquely tailored to each student. Our goal is to provide an environment where everyone is valued for who they are, support their relationship with horses, and to help our students improve and continue to build on their equine journey.
As a young boy, Tyler grew up living beside a horseback riding school. He fell in love with riding after his older sister took up the sport and he has never looked back.
Tyler 's whole life and career has been dedicated to the sport and he has an impressive background. Tyler has worked for and trained with top level Hunter/Jumper coaches. Jim Elder, an Olympic gold medalist. Timothy Grubb, an Olympic silver medalist. Torchy Miller, a bronze medal winner in the Pan Am games, Mac Cone, a silver medalist in the Olympic Games and Hugh Graham, also an Olympic competitor.
A highly accomplished rider himself and a Registered Licensed Coach with Equestrian Canada, Tyler brings 38 years of riding experience to his business. Tyler's approach at Ridgewood Farm focuses on proper technique, positioning, and communication between the rider and the horse. Tyler has an exceptional talent to bring the very best out of his students.
Michelle Reeve attended University of Toronto for Humanities and Centennial College for Marketing. With a love for people and an extreme extrovert, Michelle is in her element looking after everything that makes Ridgewood tick. Usually found in the barn chatting and making sure everyone and every horse is happy, this is the dream job she never expected!
Adrienne has been riding for over 20 years. While taking lessons as a teen, she worked her way from helping kids in the barn to teaching camp and lessons until university. Adrienne also teaches Group Exercise classes at GoodLife Fitness. Coaching and encouraging people of all ages is what her heart loves most.
Adrienne met her horse Shaimus in 2016. After braving some schooling shows to see the result of the hard work and to have some fun, they now show the 3' Adult Amateur Hunters on the Trillium Circuit - which is how they found their way to the Ridgewood Farm family!
Adrienne is so grateful for the opportunity to teach for Ridgewood. Safety and a solid foundation is always the focus, but helping people feel confident and have fun doing what they love is her absolute favourite thing. You will likely find Adrienne hanging around the barn for hours and hours... and Shaimus is always looking for pats & treats!
Caroline has been around horses since she was 6 years old. From ponies to Grand Prix jumpers, Caroline was able to experience the A circuit and rode with Tom and Margie Gayford for many years. Having competed alongside Beth Underhill, Eric Lamaze, Liz Elder, Ian Millar and so many more, this gave Caroline a rounded approach to hunters and jumpers. After a successful Junior career, she was able to compete for Canada in the University games in Europe, and travel Canada competing at the Grand Prix level.
After a Corporate marketing career, Caroline returned to her passion and bought two horses which live at Ridgewood. Her daughter Madison rides with her and is dedicated to her horses. Caroline has taught all levels and trained young horses to bring them along with a great foundation. She also enjoys her new found hobby of Ducks, chickens, birds and dogs. Her ducks Peaches and Cream go to the beach with her to enjoy the lake!
Giving a solid foundation and enjoyment of the sport is her top priority in teaching and coaching.