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, Tyler brings 37 years of riding experience to his business, his 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!
Julie, a certified EC riding instructor, started riding at the age of seven and quickly fell in love with the sport. Julie took her love for riding and began teaching beginner lessons and camp as a teenager, which lead to several horse related jobs including running a private barn where she backed and trained young horses. She also showed on the Trillium circuit in many different divisions.
After getting married and having children Julie moved away from riding to focus on her family until her daughter took up riding. It was clear Julie's daughter shared the same passion for horses as she did. After several years at Ridgewood Farm as a customer, Julie became more and more involved and eventually obtained her certification for coaching and began teaching most of our young beginners. Julie consistently brings her passion and dedication to work every day and is now living her dream, teaching and riding horses.
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.