Facilities and Staff:

At our Almonte farm, we offer:
(see our Newbugh location)

  • Beautiful Century log barns. Some restored, some under restoration.
  • Certified, experienced instruction
  • Professional equine care. Experience with many special needs conditions.
  • Nearly 300 acres of gorgeous trails, fields, pastures
  • 100 x 200' riding ring.
  • 60' steel round pen with sand footing.
  • Friendly farm pets donkeys, llamas, ducks, chickens, cats and dogs .
  • 30 minutes from Ottawa.


Professional Instruction

Cheryl Spencer, our Senior Coach is a Certified Level 3 English CHA instructor as well as a certified Western coach. She brings to the farm 30 plus years of experience, in a full range of equestrian activities including facility management, coaching, Sport horse and pony breeding, hunter-jumper, dressage and eventing.

Lyndsay Russell, our head counsellor, barn manager, coach and trainer has trained with many top coaches. A rider for more than ten years, she has has been coaching and training for 6 years, and has been a camp favourite at both locations. Her friendly but firm approach is popular with young riders and parents. She especially delights in riders wishing to jump!

Raspberry Ridge also brings in professional guest coaches and lecturers as needed for clinics, camps, and special events.  

We have lots of paddocks for small group turnout for boarders.