On Sunday, May 8, Seelster Farms in Lucan, Ont. and High Stakes Farm in Moffat, Ont. will be opening their farms to the general public for a special Mother’s Day Open House.
The farms will showcase their mares, foals, stallions and facilities, and in collaboration with the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) and Standardbred Canada’s ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing’ Fan Club, will educate visitors about Standardbred breeding and harness racing. The Open House provides a great opportunity for people who would not normally have a chance to visit a horse farm to connect with the horses and the people in the Standardbred industry. This event is free to the general public.
Seelster Farms will be opening their farm from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The Open House at Seelster Farms is an officially recognized fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, with voluntary donations being graciously accepted on their behalf. Information on the SBOA’s New Owner Mentoring Program will be available for those interested in learning more about fractional ownership of an Ontario Sired yearling and the thrills of competing and racing in the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Program.
High Stakes Farm will be opening their gates from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. The Open House at High Stakes is an officially recognized fundraiser for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS). Those interested in learning more about fractional ownership will be able to obtain information on both the SBOA’s New Owner Mentoring Program and The Stable (thestable.ca). A highlight of the High Stakes Open House will be broodmare Emprize Hanover, who in addition to raising her own foal is also raising an orphan foal this season.
The addresses for each of the participating farms are as follows:
High Stakes Farm
9685 First Line
Moffat, ON L0P 1J0
(5 minutes from Mohawk Racetrack & 15 minutes from downtown Milton)
33618 Roman Line, R.R. # 3
Lucan, ON N0M 2J0
(15 minutes from London)