Northern Star Equestrian Centre is nestled in the rolling hills of north-west Oxford County on the edge of the community of Lakeside. We are just 13 minutes from St Marys or Thamesford and 20 minutes south of Stratford.
Our bright and airy indoor riding arena is 70' by 120' with a corner viewing stand and 8 stall barn attached. Surrounding the barn are a 140' by 260' outdoor sand arena, a 60' round pen, 6 paddocks and a 10 acre divided pasture with woods and trails beyond.
Anna is the instructor, coach, and trainer at Northern Star. She has been riding for 25 years and competing for 20, starting out at club shows with the Thames Valley Riders when she was 14 years old. Many years of practice at those shows prepared her for her start in the Ram Rodeo circuit in 2007. She has competed in that circuit every summer since, participating in shows throughout Ontario and into Quebec and qualifying as a finalist from 2009 - 2021. Anna has also competed in rodeos in the US and on the International Professional Rodeo Circuit. Anna is currently focusing on Futurity races with her young horse
Anna attended Ontario Agriculture College, out of the University of Guelph, at the Kemptville campus from 2009 - 2010 where she completed the Horse Industry Technician program. In 2012 she finished her training with the Canadian Horseshoeing School. She also has her Level 2 certification in Parelli training from 2007.
Since 2006, Anna has been teaching classes at Northern Star. She now has students successfully competing in club shows and rodeos. Anna has many students showing competitively.
Geoff & Patti Wallace
When Geoff and Patti moved to the property in 2004, it was a much different place than it is today. They installed all of the fencing, constructed run-in sheds in each of the paddocks and enclosed the natural sand outdoor arena. In 2012, Geoff, his brother Tim, and Tim’s crew completed construction of the indoor arena. This allowed lessons to run year-round.
Since retiring from her work as a Children’s Librarian, Patti has done volunteer work and added to the gardens around the farm. Life is never dull in the multi-generational home she and Geoff have created on the farm.
Geoff retired from teaching in 2013 and now devotes himself to running the farm...when he’s not off adventuring on his Harley. He has been riding and competing in western speed events for over 20 years.