Our attractive 86 acre farm lies nestled among rolling hills near St. Agatha, Ontario, just minutes away from Kitchener- Waterloo. We purchased the farm in 1964 and, for the first 15 years, raised cattle and horses. In 1979, the indoor arena was built and the entire barn was converted to horse stalls. Since then we have provided a complete equestrian facility with good stabling, indoor and outdoor arenas and a riding school with English instruction.
In 1997 Michael Banbury started an emu breeding operation and now sells top quality emu products including meat, soaps and emu oil.
In 2009 we acquired two Highland heifers, named Winnie and Wanda.
The farm also is home to two cats and two Shelties, Ike and Koko.
Banbury farm has earned a solid reputation for quality English riding instruction in a safe environment for over 30 years.
We use the “balanced seat” as the foundation of our instruction, both on the flat and over fences to develop basic to advanced riding skills. We primarily cater to the once-a-week rider and focus on teaching the basics. Our more advanced riders do get some exposure to competition in hunter and dressage.
Our facility is open year round. The indoor arena has excellent footing and lighting. We offer an outdoor sand ring, a small cross-country course and pleasure hacking on the property.
During the summer months we offer “Pony Play Weeks” half-day camps designed primarily for children with no experience-a wonderful introduction to the world of horses and riding.
We have a maximum of 4 riders in a group lesson. Private lessons are available. English riding lessons are available for students of all ages, beginning at about 6 years old.
For people who would like to spend some time on horseback, Banbury Farm is an excellent place to learn, or get started.