President’s Message – Lucky Year!
“I wish to express my sincere thanks to all staff, students, volunteers, clients, sponsors, horse community and friends that helped make 2016 another banner year at RCRA. Our combined passion and love for these magnificent horses connect us with nature and is much more than the blue skies, lush fields, enchanted forests and trails that surround RCRA, it’s a bond between human and nature and the essence of who we are.
I’ve had the pleasure of watching the combined efforts of horses and their riders as they assist each other in a variety of disciplines and I found a new inspiration from such beauty on each occasion. Similarly gratifying was each win of our thoroughbred racing stable as it enjoyed the 9th most wins of all owners in North America in 2016, and that included more wins than any other owner at Woodbine Race Track and all of Canada for the year. We are nearing 3,000 lifetime victories and this may set a record for the most wins by an owner in the history of racing?
We look forward to 2017 for even better times. We know what it’s like to lose and win. In the equestrian world there are many unique disciplines and each is very important and requires special attention. RCRA is dedicated to provide the best care and service possible for everyone and the discipline that they ride in or compete in. We have learned this from years of experience in our racing stable that good care delivers good performance.
We welcome all horse lovers and also those that are new to the horse world and have a desire to learn more about these amazing horses to our spectacular RCRA multiplex. We are one of the largest horse and show parks in Canada. With our three indoor arenas and multiple outdoor rings we also welcome new exciting non-equine shows, performances and attractions in 2017. We continue to hold many levels of equestrian competition from beginner level to world class competitions for a variety of disciplines regularly at RCRA. Some of the best riders and horses compete in our natural paradise surrounded by hundreds of acres of York Region forests and trails and just a short drive north ofToronto.
Beginners are also welcome. All of the world’s champion riders were once beginners. Whether you wish to become tomorrow’s star rider or just wish to hang out around our wonderful horse world you too can be part of RCRA. The self-confidence, strength and communication skills that one can develop on horseback will provide lasting memories and life altering growth.
Come and enjoy our ambience, beautiful natural country environment, physical strengthening for a healthier life, the many free shows and the good times with us:”
Bruno Schickedanz, C.E.O.