The original Ste-Rose Farm was built in 1902. In 2004, Gilles Lalonde and Lyne Morin purchased it to transform it into an equestrian farm. Its new vocation is aimed at the development of horses and riders of all levels. There is also a breeding program to develop horses for various disciplines such as hunter, jumper, dressage and cross country.
The first step towards showcasing Ste-Rose Farm was to renovate many of the ancestral buildings. Part of the old barn was transformed into a large shelter (20’ X 60’) for the horses and the former summer kitchen is now our Club House.
There is also an extension to the garage which consists of a new stable with 4 stalls mainly reserved for the broodmares, plus heated tack room and toilet.
After these renovations, we added two large drained competition paddocks. The first is a grass paddock that is 200’ X 310’ which is entirely fenced in to the safety of our boarders and competitors. The second paddock is a sand ring of 150’ x 230’ that was designed by les Consultants Yves Choinière Inc. The surface is especially designed for training horses and for competitions of classical disciplines.
Ste-Rose Farm also offers nice and large paddocks drained for its horses and boarders which have shelters and running water.
Ste-Rose Farm is located on an enchanting site of more than 125 acres of which 75 are dedicated to growing the very best quality hay for sport horses. This level of quality is maintained by an attentive management of the fields. This means that 15% of the land is ploughed and reseeded each year to ensure a total rotation over a 6 year period. During the first year of reseed, that land is not used to permit the establishment of strong roots for the following year. Our horse will be able to enjoy new hay as early as the second year of rotation.
After exhaustive research, Ste-Rose Farm selected ‘Brooks Performance Horse Feeds’ (www.brooksfeeds.com) because we believe it to be the very best for our horses. We work closely with an equine nutritionist to determine individual feeding programs based on the particular demands of each horse.
Mac, our Jack Russell, and Joe, our Boxer, are part of the welcoming committee and make sure that all daily activities are carried out properly.
We are located within 15 minutes of downtown Ottawa. You will find us at 245 chemin Dufresne in Gatineau, Québec.