PMC Performance Horses is located in Northern Ontario and is an elite and full service Boarding, Showing, Sales, Lesson and Training facility. Owned and managed by Penny McAlpine-Clayton, Karen McAlpine and Mike Johnston.
The farm has long been known as Timberlock where Penny was raised and discovered her love of horses from a very early age. Following in the footsteps of her parents Karen and Greg, Penny had an early appreciation for animals and farming. Karen and Greg began a successful dog breeding program which grew into a full-scale boarding, training and grooming business.
After the loss of Penny’s father Greg to Cancer in 2005, she, her mother Karen and her two brothers successfully carried on running the family business together.
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I board my horse (Rich) at PMC and am an active participant in the lesson, training and show programs. PMC provides a positive, fun and safe environment for riders of all levels. The atmosphere is welcoming and inclusive for all ages.Penny is extremely knowledgeable about horse healthcare and training and is very proactive in addressing and resolving a variety of issues. One of the greatest aspects of Penny’s program is the balance she provides for riders between successfully showing and enjoying their horses on a daily basis. I have exceeded my goals in the show ring while having a horse who enjoys trail rides and daily turnout. Penny’s passion for horses is contagious and it is evident that she genuinely loves sharing her gift with others. I have been pushed outside my comfort zone in a manner that has not only developed my skills, but also my confidence. PMC has allowed me to reach my dreams while gaining friendships that will last a lifetime.
We needed a suitable place for our mare to have her foal. In
When searching for a training and boarding facility for my mare, PMC was the first place that had come to mind, and I have zero regrets about my decision!
The facility is spotless, with a huge, bright indoor arena, 2 barns, acres and acres of turnout, and beautifully kept trails.
I have been a client/student of PMC Performance Horses for about 5 years as a riding student. Over the years me and my daughter have grown a great deal and have been able to compete together as a result of Penny’s teaching. We have our horse stabled at their facility and she genuinely is treated like the Princess Show Horse that she is. Having her so well cared for makes balancing our work, school and hobby so much easier.Recently a group of friends and I signed up for an Equine Assisted Learning Date Night at PMC. It was a fabulous, fun twist on date night that not only got us learning something new, but improving our communication with our partner (both 2 legged and 4 legged partners) in a relaxed environment. We learned
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Well, it’s that time of year when the birds are chirping, the sun is shinning, the weather is getting warmer…… BUT now we have to deal with the dreaded shedding season. Unlike our Southern Ontario friends we have slightly colder winters with a lot more snow. We blanket, we brush, we do many things to try and tame our wild looking steads but we still end up with mountains and
Hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather and getting the urge to get out and ride!I just wanted to share a few good exercises we like to work on for Horsemanship as well as Trail, it will also help for your basic riding skills in any discipline including Western Pleasure and well as English events. I like to call this the clover leaf exercise, I’m sure it’s been around for