Great Way To Spend Mother's Day


If you haven’t made plans for your Mom or that special lady in your life for this Sunday (May 8) don’t worry, there’s still time to make Mother's Day plans -- and we’ve got a great idea for you that the whole family will enjoy!

Imagine taking your Mom (and your family) out for a scrumptious brunch or delicious lunch, and then for a lovely drive through the countryside with a stop at a Standardbred Horse farm to see mares and foals frolicking in the fields? Wouldn’t that be a great way to spend Mother’s Day? High Stakes Farm in Moffat and Seelster Farms in Lucan will be opening their farms to the general public for a special Mother’s Day Open House.

Seelster Farms will be opening their farm from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The Open House at Seelster Farms is an officially recognized fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, with voluntary donations being graciously accepted on their behalf.

High Stakes Farm will be opening their gates from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Guests at High Stakes will be able to visit Emprize Hanover and her two foals! The Open House at High Stakes is an officially recognized fundraiser for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS).

The farms will showcase their mares, foals, stallions and facilities, and in collaboration with the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) and Standardbred Canada’s ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing’ Fan Club, will educate visitors about Standardbred breeding and racing. The Open House provides a great opportunity for people who would not normally have a chance to visit a horse farm to connect with the horses and the people in the Standardbred industry. This event is free to the general public.

And if you’re a member of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club, here’s your chance to take some photos for May’s Zoom Photo contest. The theme is Frisky Foals! We’re looking for photos of foals and the frisky things they have been getting up to this spring! Foals taking their first steps, frolicking in the pasture, enjoying the sunshine or just getting up to no good!

Get out there and get snappin’ for your chance to win some great prizes! Please send your photo submissions to [email protected]. The deadline to enter is Friday May 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

The addresses for each of the participating farms are as follows:

High Stakes Farm
Moffat, ON L0P 1J0
(5 minutes from Mohawk Racetrack & 15 minutes from downtown Milton)

Seelster Farms
33618 Roman Line, R.R. # 3
Lucan, ON N0M 2J0
(15 minutes from London)