Harrison School of
Horsemanship is located at Downey Farm, 809 Downey Road in
The facility is located
on 20 picturesque acres owned by Mark and Iris Benson. There
are two riding rings, a 20 x 40 meter indoor ring with sand footing
and a 20 x 60 meter outdoor ring with hog fuel footing.
The school barn is located just behind the
indoor ring and is shown as "E" in the photo below. Each of
the 4 stalls in the barn has a walk out stall to a large paddock and
then to an individual pasture so the horses can go in and out of
their stall, at will, 24 hrs of the day.
A "Chip Trail" starts just off the front
corner of the indoor ring and winds through the trees, circling back
to the start so it's a great way to cool down your horse after a ride
or just go for a nice trail ride.
Parking: Once you enter
the property be sure to check the driveway for oncoming
traffic as it's a one way road. There is a
gravelled pull out at the start of the driveway where
you can wait for oncoming traffic, the same is true for
the parking lot end of the driveway.
Do not, for any
reason, drive anywhere on the grass alongside the
driveway, or pull over on to the grass to allow another
vehicle to pass. If you do happen to meet another
vehicle, back up until you get to the pull out.
drive very slowly, under 10 kms. It's a long
driveway and feels like it takes a long time to get to
the parking lot, but the slow speed keeps kids, horses
their handlers safe.