Want?a great way to spend some time with your Mom, wife, sister, that special lady in your life, or the entire family on Mother’s Day? ?Why not take a drive to a Standardbred breeding farm to visit the mares and foals!
On Sunday, May 14, High Stakes Farm in Moffat, Mac Lilley Farms in Dutton, and Seelster Farms in Lucan, Ont. will all 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. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the SBOA and SC have partnered to host this event.
The Open House provides a great opportunity for people who don’t 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.
High Stakes Farm will be opening their gates from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 pm. The Open House at High Stakes is an officially recognized fundraiser for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS).
Mac Lilley Farms will host their event from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.? In addition to showcasing their mares and foals, the Hands On Horses Team from the Ontario Harness Horse Assocation (OHHA) will be providing rides in jog carts around the racetrack.? The Glencoe 4-H horse club members will be passing out cupcakes and drinks to the guests.
Mac Lilley Farms will also promote the 250th anniversary of horse racing in Canada with a ‘commemorative mile’ and information display.
Seelster Farms will be opening their farm from 9:00 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.? The farm will have over 30 mares and foals available for viewing along with the farm’s eight stallions.
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)
Mac Lilley Farms
28322 Chalmers Line
Dutton, Ontario. NOL IJO
Phone # 519-762-3423
33618 Roman Line, R.R. # 3
Lucan, ON N0M 2J0
(15 minutes from London)