DenMar Equestrian Centre

705-528-2568

denmar equestrian centre

Sherrie Fraser

Barn manager & Head Coach

I have owned and worked with equines for most of my life. Working with horses has been a lifelong journey for me along with my belief in experiencing some of life's lessons through the medium of horse care and management. I grew up around my uncle, a member of the Canadian Mounted Police, and an Aunt who raised Warmbloods trying to enhance the breed not breeding just to breed but breeding beautiful talented & worthy horses and my Mother was an avid Dressage Rider.

I have owned, raised and trained horses/ponies of many different breeds over the years in the equine industry. I have shown/competed/coached in Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Hunter/Jumpers, Western Pleasure, Line classes and Pony Club (National and Regional Rallies, placing 2nd over all on a first time mount) etc.

As a young rider, I showed horses in Dressage, successfully qualifying twice for the Tournament of Champions and winning both classes on my Irish Thoroughbred named "Murphy’s Law". I also competed twice at the Eaton’s cup, with my second experience resulted in placing first on my Draft Cross named "Gemini". I was a proud member of the Toronto North York Canadian Pony Club graduating Level A at the age of 14. I had the opportunity to ride in many disciplines, Dressage, Eventing, Hunter/Jumper, and participate in many breed shows such as AQHA, APHA and Pinto, including those at the CNE, Royal and Quarterama Hunter Under saddle, hunter hack, low hunter, hunter over fences and Equitation. I have won TBRC year-end Champion two years in a row. I have also, field hunted and a member with the Toronto North York Hunt Club.

Completing nine years with Toronto North York Pony Club and continuing my education to become a Veterinary Assistant , my equestrian experience led me to working within the equine industry. I have worked along side Dr. S. Davies, in which I cared for all aspects of his equines, including training and Breezing of the thoroughbreds up until his retirement. My training is in Dressage, Stadium, Hunters, Cross Country and Equitation on the Flat. In addition, my continued pony club involvement enhances teaching practices to youth of all ages.

As a coach I have sent 8 riders to Dressage Nationals 5 of them taking home Champion. In the Eventing world I have had MANY successful students and horses compete with riders take champion in Entry level threw to training level threw out their show seasons. Sending students to the Royal as well as provincial, national and international recognized shows.

In my lessons you come to work hard towards a goal, so be ready to work hard to get there!