Announcing Two New Partnerships: Partridge Horse Hill Equestrian Farm & Blyth Academy Online

[DRAFT: APRIL 6, 2019]

ODYSSEY HEIGHTS IS THE ONLY GIRLS SCHOOL IN CANADA WITH AN EQUESTRIAN CURRICULUM

WE'RE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT

OUR NEW EQUESTRIAN HOME IS

PARTRIDGE HORSE HILL FARM!

~Where Horses Are Happiness ~

&

WE'RE ALSO THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OHS' NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH BLYTH ACADEMY

MEANS THAT ODYSSEY HEIGHTS STUDENTS CAN:

  • SELECT FROM OVER 100 ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA CREDIT COURSES
    HAVE TWO TEACHERS FOR EACH COURSE, AND GRADUATE WITH TWO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS

Partridge Horse Hill
 

The equestrian curriculum at Odyssey Heights requires far more than most stables are able to provide. Yet, we've found a very special place that not only meets, but exceeds all our equestrian curriculum needs.

Partridge Horse Hill, owned and managed by Lindsey Partridge, will be Odyssey Heights' home for the equestrian curriculum starting this fall 2019. Situated in beautiful Kawartha Lakes region, and surrounded by conservation areas, the stables is just 75-90 minutes from Bloor and Spadina.

At Partridge Horse Hill Odyssey Heights students will learn:

  • natural horsemanship through the Harmony Horsemanship program.

  • how to connect with horses and develop a bond of trust and respect

  • liberty work and ground work

  • bridleless English and Western riding,

  • trail riding and extreme cowboy skills

    • excellent preparation for major overnight backcountry horseback riding trips including Alberta Rockies in spring 2021, and Iceland in 2023

  • obstacle work,

  • equine science,

  • stables and farm management,

  • about second chance horse training (Mustangs, retired Thoroughbreds, ...),

  • and even how Lindsey 

The Equestrian Curriculum is one of the four strands in the Agriculture and Environment Courses:

  • Equestrian

  • Sustainable Agriculture

  • Sustainable Outdoor Recreation

  • Environmental Studies and Sciences (ESS)

In addition to these four strands there is one 'major reading' per year plus Harkness Discussions on the readings. Harkness Discussions for the Agriculture and Environment courses take place in the viewing room at the stables, or on OE3 overnight or day trips.


Over the school year, students spend at least 15 Fridays focused on hands-on equestrian curriculum learning. That's the equivalent of 3 school weeks with and about horses! The majority of these days are at Partridge Horse Hill. A few other days are spent on equestrian trips to The Royal Winter Fair, Guelph, donkey and horse rescue facilities, wilderness horseback riding, The Toronto Zoo (zebras!), and/or vet clinics. The equestrian strand of Agriculture and the Environment is holistic focus on horse behaviour, and natural horsemanship and training, plus stable management, and both practical and academic equine science.

Click Here to Learn More About Agriculture & the Environment courses.


About Lindsey Partridge
 

Lindsey Partridge is owner of Partridge Horse Hill, founder of Harmony Horsemanship, president of Natural Horsemanship Association, and a Registered Nurse. She has been a Horse Wrangler for feature films, a champion at the 2015 and 2016 International Thoroughbred Makeovers, won many awards and titles for Extreme Cowboy Racing, Jumpers, and Horse Training. See Lindsey in the Media click here. Author of Natural Horsemanship Answering the What, Why, and How for ALL Disciplines.

Lindsey Partridge:

  • Equine Canada Rider Level 8 (English) and Level 4 (Western)

  • Certified Coach of Ontario

  • President of the Natural Horsemanship Association

  • Level 1 Centered Riding Coach

  • Parelli Level 4 Freestyle & Finesse, Level 3 in Liberty and Online

  • Named ‘Canada’s Horse Whisperer’ by the Toronto Star

  • Named ‘Queen of the Thoroughbreds’ by The Rider

  • A Horse Human Relationship Expert and helps people find a calm connection with their horse

  • She has been riding since she was 8 years old and coaching natural horsemanship since she was 16.

Read more about Harmony Horsemanship here:  http://www.harmonyhorsemanship.ca/about-harmony-horsemanship/

Even though Lindsey has a very busy schedule, she will be teaching Odyssey Heights students for at least a few of the 15 (or more) days that we spend at the stables.
Odyssey Heights students will enjoy being around and petting the Corgi dogs that Lindsey breeds - and also trains for movie roles.

Learn more about Lindsey at LindseyPartridge.com
View her recent Extreme Bridleless performance below.

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Elizabeth McCready