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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 (

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, CPI 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, S.S.W., (Social Service Worker) is also a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor.

She has been dedicated to Therapeutic 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.

A long time horse lover, Anne is enjoying helping others learn about the horse connection and living in harmony with nature.

 Anne, with her beautiful Arabian mare, Tam.





Sonia and her horse EddieSonia and her horse Eddie





 Sonia Champagne, E.C.E. (Early Childhood Educator)




Sonia has been working with children for many years as an ECE (Early Childhood Educator).


She enjoys supporting kids on the Autism spectrum in learning all about horses.


Inspired by the benefits she sees in children who struggle with sensory and social challenges, Sonia continues her studies in psychology, nature-based and animal-assisted therapies.


Sonia is fluently bilingual in English and French. She is also certified in American Sign Language, Level 2. She has current Standard First Aid training with CPR Level C.


We are delighted to have Sonia as a valuable member of our team.






 Sonia and one of her horses, Eddie






Our qualified, compassionate team are :

  • Nationally Certified Instructors
  • Certified Educators 
  • Certified in First Aid & CPR with clean Vulnerable Sector Checks
  • Bilingual Services
  • We are trauma-informed and sensory friendly

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


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, e-mail or snail mail. If you prefer to make a secure on-line donation, please click on the "We Need Your Help" tab.


Thank you! 

Brave-Hearts Team


For more information,please contact:


       Christine Miller           We are happy to answer any of your questions.


Telephone:         (613) 346-7777


Thank you very much!