In 1998 a new 24 stall barn was built with great attention to details. There is fabulous hacking in addition to the schooling areas and cross country courses. Horses are welcome for training and/or boarding. Lay ups and lay overs are welcome. Glen Oro offers a safe and relaxing environment for horses and riders, whether you are a competitor or a 'happy hacker'. We presently have some nice young horses for sale. These youngsters have been well handled, have great attitudes and trust people. We breed Thoroughbreds and Thoroughbred Crosses with breeds such as Canadian Sport Horse, Irish Draught and Connemara.
Our farm is a great place to learn all about horses and proper horsemanship. Coaching and lessons are available. Glen Oro hosts several Ontario Horse Trials Association (OHTA) competitions throughout each season and has been doing so for over 20 years. Please call or write for more details.
Glen Oro's show jumping field.
Leslie Saila, the owner of Glen Oro Farm, is a former advanced-level rider. She has been riding for over 45 years and is well known for starting and developing quality young horses. Her horses have been sold all over North America for over 30 years (see testimonial page). Leslie was the winner of the Canadian Intermediate Three Day Event Championship in 1987 and again in 1989. She is responsible for the development of Oro Township into an eventing centre and received a citation from the Premiere of Ontario in 1987 for outstanding contribution to the sport.
Glen Oro's 200 acres of rolling hills, hardwood forest and fenced fields has been in Leslie's family since 1967. The property's sandy loam soil makes for wonderful footing, rated by many to be among the best at any three-day eventing site in North America.
One of the things that sets Glen Oro apart from other farms is the incredible hacking available. The perfect footing, beautiful scenery, combined with the excellent care make it the ideal spot to keep your horse or pony. Glen Oro is home to many ancient, giant trees - maple, oak, beech, cedar, walnut, birch and pine, adding to the historic atmosphere and scenic charm of the property. Glen Oro has historic significance in that Sir Samuel Steele spent much of his youth here riding and shooting with his cousins, the Clarks, who originally settled here in the early 1800's.
Glen Oro Farm is located in the rolling hills of Oro-Medonte Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. From Toronto, we are an hour and 15 minutes north of the city by way of highway 400. Our horse farm is situated north of Barrie and southwest of Orillia.
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