About Us

About Us

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 and Karen McAlpine.

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.

Penny had a dream from childhood to run her very own equestrian operation and now that dream has finally come true.

About Us

As a young competitor, Penny showed local and provincial circuits on her first pony named High Flyer. Many wins and championships were earned during her years on the Trillium circuit learning from industry powerhouses like Cathy Inch of FootHills Farm. Penny and her Warmblood mare Blame it on Rio went on to even more successes in the Hack, Working Hunter, Low Hunter and Trillium Hunter divisions.

A change in focus came when Penny began training and successfully showing her own AQHA performance horses, many of which have achieved great things on the AQHA circuit in Western and English Performance classes. Paired with her mare Gracefully Hot, Penny began competing in the open classes of Western Pleasure and HUS.

PMC Performance Horses now successfully competes internationally in both Canada and the USA, including local shows and prestigious events such as the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus Ohio.

Our Farm

Between Karen, her partner Darren, Penny, and the welcoming family of clients, students and boarders at PMC, Timberlock is a property bursting with life and hope for a very bright future. Please check out all that PMC and Timberlock have to offer, truly a “Jewel of the North”, there is nothing else like it. State of the art facilities, high-end equine and canine prospects for show or pleasure and two-generations of expertise come together to help your own dreams come true, whatever they may be. Give us a call to arrange a visit – we’d love to show you around!

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