After 3.5 years here, I am still loving my time at Treverton. After the strong Christian ethos and values, the Equestrian Centre was definitely the deciding factor when choosing a high school. I was so excited to have equestrian right here on the property, and to be able to go down any day to ride and spend time with the horses.

The best thing to do after a long, stressful day at school is to go down to the stables to have a lesson or to go on an outride. To spend time with horses and friends in a beautiful setting is relaxing. It is a fun and supportive environment where everyone feels free to be themselves and have a laugh. We do have our fair share of tough times, but they have taught me that the sport isn’t only about results and shows, and that I am also responsible for my horse, it’s well-being and I need to do the dirty work too.

I consider Treverton to be a family, especially in boarding where we learn to live together with both our similarities and our differences, and where we see each other at our best and at our worst. This applies to the Equestrian Centre too, which is like a little family within the bigger one, where we’ve seen each other crying, covered in dirt after getting bucked off, or while we’ve cheered each other on during a lap of honour after winning at a show. We have learned valuable lessons, to take the good with the bad, because that is what real life is about. To me, the Equestrian Centre is another part of Treverton that really makes it a special and unique place.

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Cassidy Hudson (Grade 11 – College)