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Venturing Hills Equestrian  

The Becke Family Welcomes you to:

Venturing Hills Farm backs onto Gatineau Park's Eardley Escarpment, just 25 minutes from Parliament Hill, Ottawa. Its a beautiful place for horse lovers to learn, grow, and develop their love for the animal. We are proud to offer excellent services in equine care and all other equestrian endeavours, whether it be recreational lessons, competitive training, or simply a lifelong pursuit of the sport.

Horseback Riding, Summer Camps, Hiking/Snowshoeing, Yoga/Meditation, Weddings,  Concerts/Recording Hall, Rock Climbing, Retreats and More!


Recreational Riding, Boarding, Training, and Sales Facility


On behalf of the Becke family who call Venturing Hills Farm their home, and the team who operate Venturing Hills Equestrian,

I welcome you to the most beautiful farm in the Pontiac!

With around 40 horses on the property it is vital that our facilities offer the best 24/7 on-site care. Our indoor and outdoor boarding services are 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

A conditioning hill system

An indoor arena with heated viewing room

Over 80 XC fences from starter to preliminary

A permanent old style hunter course on 50 year old turf

A stone dust pad with lighting system for night riding

A full set of showjumping fences and cavalettis

20 x 60 permanent dressage sand ring

A round pen for liberty and lunging

20 paddocks ranging from large grass to small dirt with regular footing maintenance

4 different tack rooms (staff, boarder, competitive team, and recreational)

Outdoor and indoor wash stalls

Newly built breezeway for outdoor tacking/grooming

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!