Willow Grove Stable is a professional equestrian facility specializing in hunter, jumper, equitation and three-day eventing. At Willow Grove we take pride in our personal hands-on approach to helping riders at all levels achieve their goals. We offer the best in riding, training, coaching and boarding services. Trish Mrakawa has been the sole owner/operator of Willow Grove since its inception in the early 1980s.
We utilize such national programs as Equine Canada’s’ Long Term Equestrian Development and the Learn to Ride program where riders can receive recognition and achieve certification for both riding and stable management. We are also a training facility for developing coaches who wish to attain certification with the Equine Canada and Coaching Association of Canada programs. By mentoring prospective and existing coaches, Trish has helped many people realize success in their equestrian careers.
Continuing education sessions are conducted throughout the year, and training camps and day camps are held each summer. Willow Grove also hosts clinics and seminars in coaching development, sports psychology, physiotherapy, dressage, stable management, young horse development and jumping (to name a few) year round.With an extensive educational and practical background in the horse and wellness industries, we are able to develop year long health and wellness programs for both horse and rider. Prevention is one of the keys in managing the health of both our horses and riders. We also pride ourselves at being able to recognize and rehabilitate horses with many lameness and/or health issues utilizing the latest products and information available.