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Christine Miller, Program Coordinator, is an E.A. (Educational Assistant) who is also certified to teach Therapeutic Riding, by the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (www.cantra.ca)

Christine is a mother of three, and has worked with many children over the years in different school settings and with the Healthy Babies/Healthy Children program at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Tri-County Literacy, Brownies and Cubs. She is also trained in Standard First Aid, CPR, and has additional training through the Geneva Centre for Autism, in how to best help children with ASD.

Her love of horses, children & teens, combined with her experience, provides a unique opportunity to reach children in difficulty.

 Christine, with her best horse friend, ROMEO, 39 years old at time of photo.

       Photo courtesy of Darlene Lavallee.

 

Anne Dufour, Head Instructor, and S.S.W., is also a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. She has been dedicated to Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship for over twenty years, beginning her career in France. She has worked at several Canadian Therapeutic Riding Centres, and now, as a mother of two, enjoys teaching Horse Centered Learning, with the Brave-Hearts team.

Anne has worked with identified children as an Infant Stimulation Worker and in Early Childhood Development, for a number of years at various schools and daycares.

She also enjoys teaching cooking to children and adults with learning difficulties or developmental delays. Anne is trained in Standard First Aid and CPR.

Now a horse owner herself, Anne is enjoying helping others learn about the horse connection, even more than before!

 Anne, with her beautiful Arabian mare, Tam.



Located in Apple Hill, Ontario at Second Wind Acres farm, we have access to hundreds of acres of beautiful forest trails, huge meadows, a large organic vegetable garden, peace and privacy.


The most important part : The gentle, healthy and friendly animals! 


HORSES in different sizes and shapes ; miniature, medium and large sizes; a funny donkey and two love-therapy cats!

 

Our qualified, compassionate team includes :

  • Nationally Certified Instructors
  • Certified Educators 
  • Consulting Occupational Therapist
  • Staff Certified in First Aid & CPR with CPI training
  • Bilingual Services

Established in 1995, we are the only equestrian centre in S.D. & G. that is fully certified by the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association !

We are proud members of :

CanTRA - Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association, Guelph, ON  http://www.cantra.ca/

OnTRA - Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association, Pickering, ON  http://www.ontra.ca/

Brave-Hearts is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, supported by kind volunteers, generous donors, fundraising events and lesson fees.

Donations help to keep the programs running. If you would like to help keep horses available to children who need them, please consider making a donation, which is a tax deduction for you !

Scholarships of $500.00, mean that a child can access our services, even when they don't 'qualify' for other funding. 

Donations of all sizes are put to good use. $25.00 goes a long way here, to help with the cost of keeping our horses healthy and comfortable.

If you would like to help support this worthy program, we could really use your help.


Please contact us by phone, fax or mail. To make a secure on-line donation, please click on the "We Need Your Help" tab.

 

Brave-Hearts Riding Club

 c/o Second Wind Acres

19195 County Road 25

Apple Hill, Ontario  K0C 1B0

 

For more information,please contact:

         

       Christine Miller


Tel :         (613) 528-1616  

Fax:         (613) 528-1109

christine@brave-hearts.ca





Thank you very much!