Across the country, likely the globe - the current quarantine has put lessons on hold. Our beloved school horses and ponies still need to eat and be cared for.

These are the ponies that were here for us when we first learned to ride. The ones that showed us how gentle a giant can be. And now is the perfect time to say "thank you" to the ponies who shaped the riders and people we've become.

We've launched the Iron Horse
"Love a School Horse" Sponsorship Program


Updated April 2nd

Due to the increasing concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak and recent announcement that Ontario is in a State of Emergency, Iron Horse will be closed to the public.  We will revisit this closure on April 14, 2020 when we'll have further direction on how to proceed.


Rest assured that our staff will continue to care for the horses as long as they remain symptom free. Grain and hay suppliers will continue as normal. Special needs horses will be tended to - and for any who require special attention (lunging/rides, etc.) please contact Susy directly to discuss a plan.

We hope you stay safe and healthy during this time.

- Susy and the IH Staff



Susy Niles

Susy Niles is the proud owner and operator of Iron Horse. With many years of experience under her belt plus veterinary medicine, Susy has confidently guided the team and riders to be the best they can be.

Nicole McFadyen

Nicole McFadyen has been involved with horses for over 10 years with experience in both the Hunter and Jumper rings. Her focus has been on starting and preparing ponies for performance careers.

April Baudoux

Born into a horse-loving family, April has been riding for the better part of her whole life. April has successfully shown in the Hunters and Jumpers on the Trillium circuit for many years.


We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and experience with all levels of riders and horse lovers. Join us for a fun, safe and educational camp experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime!

Throughout the year, we bring in experts to help riders with horsemanship and skill-building. Participants gain valuable experience and knowledge at the informative sessions we've hosted at our world-class facility.


"Iron Horse is a great facility with amazing staff. All the coaches are knowledgeable and experienced. All of the horses are very well cared for. I would definitely recommend this barn to anyone!"

Berkeley H.

Oakville, Ontario


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