Thijs and Karen moved from Holland in 2007 where they established Tay Valley Farm. Over the last few years they have worked at developing it into a top Equestrian Facility.
THIJS CLAUWERS - Owner/Rider Thijs grew up on a family farm in the Netherlands. Over the years he trained with many Olympic riders and competed in Young Riders as well International Grand Prixs. He holds his International Trainers Passport and completed the Masterclass at a top Dutch Equestrian University.
KAREN HARDY - Owner/Trainer Karen grew up on the West Coast riding with top professionals and competing in the Hunter/Jumper and Equitation divisions. She then gained valuable experience working for a top hunter barn in the USA. Karen then spend the next few years training and competing in Europe. She believes that all riding should begin with correct basics. Her lessons concentrate on these fundamentals while guiding both horse and rider to reach their full potential.
LIZ STEINBERG - Riding School Instructor Liz has been riding for over 40 years. She has been training with Thijs and Karen since they started Tay Valley Farm. She is retiring from the field of education and brings a wealth of experience working with children. She starts all students young and old in a solid basic program. She excels at teaching the rider by understanding their individual needs. Her skills as an instructor is instrumental in the success of the Tay Valley Farm Riding School.
Located at 4265 Narrows Lock Rd, Perth Ontario Canada K7H 3C5 - Phone 613-464-1950