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Since 1978, the English equestrian facility Myrddin Equestrian Centre has led students of all levels through classes based on the safe practices of the Canadian Equestrian Federation Rider Level Certification Programme. At the 50-acre facility, instructors oversee classes inside a heated arena or outside along varied terrain including rolling hills and verdant woodlands. The training-level XC course takes steeds through fences, ditches, and steeples, whereas the all-weather sand ring beckons horses to practice their jumps and beach-volleyball skills.
Head coach Margaret Godson, the facility's operator for the past three decades, selects each training horse for its temperament and ability. Visitors to the animals' renovated-bank barn can get to know Molson, a 22-year-old thoroughbred, or Marty, a clyde and standardbred crossbreed who delights smaller riders with tales of his youth as a carousel pony.