Venturing Hills Equestrian Farm
The Becke Family Welcomes you to:
Venturing Hills Farm backs onto the Eardley Escarpment, Gatineau Park, just 25 minutes from Parliament Hill, Ottawa. Its a beautiful place for horse lovers to learn, grow, and develop their skills.
We are proud to offer excellence in every aspect of equine care and equestrian endeavours, whether it be at the recreational, intro to comp, or competitive level.
Recreational Riding, Boarding, Training, and Sales Facility
With around 40 horses on the property it is vital that our facility offers the best 24/7 on-site care. Our indoor and outdoor boarding service is managed by a fabulous team of knowledgeable and hardworking employees who are supported by a group of expert vets, nutritionists, chiropractors, and farriers on regular call.
Our facility provides:
Access to over 150 acres of land and trails for hacking/conditioning
An indoor arena with heated viewing room
Over 80 xc fences built in the last two years (and counting)
A permanent old style hunter course on 40 year old turf
A Stone dust pad with a full set of showjumping fences and Cavaletti's
20 x 60 permanent dressage sand ring
20 paddocks ranging from large grass to small dirt
4 different tack rooms
Outdoor and indoor wash stalls
Free trailer parking
Separate hay barn
and to top it off, riding instruction available in French or English.
At Venturing Hills we strive to offer a memorable and rewarding experience for horses, and humans.
Venturing Hills Equestrian Community
I think that the first time I set foot on “The Farm” was in 1985. I remember thinking that it was paradise. Such beauty! Back then, it was still “Farm of the Mountain”, ruled by the late Mrs. Laframboise who’s spirit, I believe, still accompanies us on our rides.
It’s been “Venturing Hill Farm” for a long time now, but to me, it’s still paradise and “The (one and only) Farm”. Rae and the Becke family operate a wonderful facility where everyone feels welcome to enjoy riding and spending time with their horses.
I couldn’t picture being anywhere else.
At first, we came to Venturing Hill Farm for my son. He had taken a few equestrian classes but wanted to learn more. On site, we were amazed by the beauty and scenery but also the facilities. Once the lesson started, the coaching was amazing!
Having seen the coaching staff with young tiny tot to adults and international level athletes, at 46 years old I decided to follow my son and learn a new sport. The team is enthusiastic to teach and have fun with the students while pushing our limits in a safe environment with great facilities. As a mom and a “young” rider, I love it.
VHF has sparked a new passion for us, and I can’t see us riding anywhere else.
Venturing Hills Farm has become an extension of our family. They care deeply for our four horses including offering extra support and special care to our 31 year old, blind horse, Fleet.
They have been an instrumental part of our children's development who started at the ages of 3 and 5 years old and are now young adults with a fantastic work ethic and attitude that can be partly attributed to their time at VHF.
Quite simply, VHF is a place to push your boundaries, learn to ride and most of all - have fun!