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Todd Hill Farm
Would you like to support Todd Hill Farm? Thanks to the generosity of our donors, corporate sponsors and volunteers, we are able to operate at peak performance and create the best environment for students, staff and of course, our horses.
Todd Hill Farm is a non-profit organization. Thankfully, most of our expenses are covered by our monthly revenue from lesson fees. Having said that, there are always unexpected expenses and regular upgrades and improvements needing to be made. Here are just a few of the additional expenses we will incur over the next 12 months:
  • Horse medical care (veterinarian visits, therapies, medications)
  • Arena sound system
  • Barn expansion to accommodate savings and hay storage
  • Upgraded to paddock footing
  • Upgrades to arena footing
  • Repair and replacement of jumps
  • Development of cross country course
  • Additional fencing for pastures
  • Concrete pad for manure storage
  • Additional horses purchases as older horses are retired
The Impact

Horseback riding is unlike traditional sports in that the rider develops a relationship and partnership with the horse. They become one unit. This can have a profound impact on the metal and emotional well-being of our youth. This relationship extends beyond the actual activity of riding. When you watch a child interact with a horse in any capacity, it is evident that there are multiple personal development opportunities. Here are just a few of the benefits we have seen:

  • Self Confidence
  • Empathy
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Compromise
  • Patience
  • Overcoming Fears
  • Pride
  • Teamwork
  • Leaderships

By supporting the farm, you are supporting the development of our youth and the next generation of community leaders.

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Sponsorship
There are many perks and benefits to sponsorship. If you are a company or individual that would like to sponsor a horse at Todd Hill Farm, please contact us for more information.
Fundraisers
A few times a year, we hold fundraiser events to raise funds for different projects as well as raise morale and spirit. We love to get everyone involved and have some fun. See below to see what we are currently up to.
Operation Loud and Clear – Winter 2021-2022

Our goal for this fundraiser is to help finance a commercial grade audio system for the main arena at Todd Hill Farm.

Thanks you everyone’s support, we have been able to raise $4836 so far!

We are hoping to Include:
  • 4 speakers in arena
  • 2 speakers in lounge
  • 4 speaker horns on side of arena facing outdoor ring
  • 2 speaker horns on front of arena facing back of barn
  • Bluetooth and USB inputs
  • Selective zone outputs
  • Selective zone volume control
  • Instructor headsets
  • Wireless mic
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Timeline
Work is expected to begin mid January and will be completed by mid April.
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We have received a few quotes for the overall project and our goal is to raise:
$11,000
BENEFITS:
  • Scalable – meaning we can build onto it as needed, to add speakers to different zones etc. and also add an amp etc. in the dome
  • Horse show announcements can be broadcast to all areas or only to individual areas
  • Leasers can sync their devices to the system to listen to music while they ride – indoors or outdoors
  • Music can be played in all or separate locations (ie, during lunch break at show or clinic)
  • Instructors can make an announcement that only goes to the barn to ask for a helper or to let the next group know they can come in
BELOW ARE SOME ITEMS WE HAVE THE DELIGHT OF SHOWCASING. CREATED BY LOCAL NOVA SCOTIANS, THESE PRODUCTS WERE CREATED WITH LOVE AND CARE RIGHT HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
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Horse Name Plates
Riding Lesson in French
Sadie’s Story Sadie’s Story
We are Unbreakable We are Unbreakable
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Volunteer

Todd Hill Farm relies on a roster of full-time staff, part-time staff, student helpers and volunteers.  Our helpers and volunteers are the backbone of the operation – they are the “glue” that keeps everything together! With 30+ horses, there’s always something that needs to be done – from changing horse blankets to cleaning stalls.

Volunteering at Todd Hill Farm is very rewarding!  You get to experience fresh air, friendships and of course the smell of horses!  If you have a workplace team who wants to volunteer their time or a half or full day, most employers would grant that time with pay, since it’s a way of giving back to the community.  We provide Certificates of Appreciation to companies that do this – perfect for hanging on the wall!
Job
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HORSE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
1 = NONE, 2 = SOME, 3 = SIGNIFICANT
Scrubbing & Filling Water Tubs 12 1
Tidying Up 12 1
Picking Paddocks 12 1
Painting Jumps 12 1
Assisting with Beginner Lessons 12 2
Cleaning Stalls 12 2
Sweeping & Barn Clean-Up 12 2
Cleaning Tack & Equipment 12 2
Grooming & Bathing Horses 12 3
Improving Trail System 15 1
Unloading Sawdust Load 15 1
Assisting with Groundwork 15 2
Assisting with Riding & Training 15 3
Working with Horses 15 3
Assisting with Fundraising 18 1
Assisting with HOH / Non-riding 18 2
Treating Lame or Ill Horses 18 3
Helping with Horses is hard work but incredibly satisfying!  It’s cheaper than going to the gym and you sleep well at night!  Having volunteer experience of this nature on a resume can be a real asset when applying for any kind of work, post-secondary educational opportunities or programs where there may be stiff competition on acceptance.  Todd Hill Farm is happy to provide letters of reference and also serve as a reference for our volunteers.
If you would like to be a Todd Hill Farm volunteer, please complete the form below: