Guestbook Archives 2009

Name Comment Date

He's doing pretty good so far. Geoff has been riding him lightly this past week so hopefully he'll be ready to get back to work in the school in the coming weeks.
THanks for asking and Happy New Year to you too...and to everyone!

Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

Hi Pat:
Merry Christmas!!!
I was just wondering how Tobias did in the lesson after us on the 18th.

Happy New Years!!!


Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 7:06 pm
Nicole Makrimichalos

That's alright, its been a while since I was at the barn and when I heard the news about Legacy and Willie I was very sadden. Hope everything else is going well at the barn, I see you have many new horses and students.

Happy Holidays & Best Wishes in the New Year !

Friday, December 25, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 11:23 pm

The video is $10. Let me know if you want one and I can drop it off at the barn for you.

Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 10:02 am


Thursday, December 17, 2009 @ 6:53 pm


Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

hey pat its sophia fremis from becca's 12:40 lession. i was just woundering, if there is one, when is the next in-school show???

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

Thanks Nicole...I know quite a few people named Nicole so I apologize that my response is not more personal.
I miss them both very much. It is the hardest of all the things I have to do.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

Im very sorry hear about your loss. Willie was one of my favourite horses at Harrogate. He was quite the character and a great addition to the Harrogate family. Legacy was a great teacher and gentle giant while riding, so very honest with the beginners.
They will both be very mixed.

Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 8:59 pm

thanks christine
and yea i would LOVE to buy one! and its okay (about my name!) and please tell me how much they are!!

thanks alot

Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 6:49 pm

Sorry, Sophia, not Sopia...

Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 8:16 am

Hi Sopia,
Yes I will be selling copies. You can email me directly at

Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 8:15 am

hey christine,
are you going to sell that slide show you put on at the christmas party??? if so can you please tell me i would love to buy one!

thax sophia

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 @ 9:42 am
Georgia Cooney

Hi I'm Georgia.I have ridden Pebbles,Scout,and Asia.I love the great news about Mandy.

From Georgia

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

RIP Willie and Legacy.They had a great life at Harrogate and I will miss them.Willie always had a special place in my heart and I will cherish our times together forever.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 @ 8:26 am

Thanks Jocelyn.
It was a tough week, a tough decision and I miss them both very much.
Thanks for your kind words.

Monday, December 7, 2009 @ 10:50 pm

I'm so sorry to haer about Willie and LEgacy.
Legacy was hte first Horse I ever rode, and the first horse that I basically ever jumped. He taught me so much.
And I remeber watching Geoff ride Willie.
I'm really sorry again.


Monday, December 7, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

Jake is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ilove him

Thursday, December 3, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to let you know that I am often at Harrogate taking pictures and you can see many of my photographs on my FACEBOOK page: Christine Benns Photography
Check it out when you get a chance!

Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 5:17 pm

is there going to be a harrogate hills clothing form coming out near Christmas this year ?

Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 9:08 pm
sophia 294

OMG i was looking trought the pic and cirrus and i have the same birthday!!! may 28 1997!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

You can send digital picturesto the webmaster by e-mail.Please include the name of the horse with the picture. The email address for the webmaster is on the Contact Us page.If you could limit your submissions to just the best photos of each horse,the webmaster would really appreciate it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

hey nicolee! What's upp?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

I love harrogate hills so much! They've got awesome horses,, my friend jordan works there and two of my friends ride there!

Thursday, November 5, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

Cash, Pebbles and Big Cheyanne are the best horses/pony in the world. I love them to dealth !

Sunday, September 20, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

The latest edition of The Mane Bit is now available on the web site - under "Newsletter". The pictures are better in color, check it out!

Sunday, September 6, 2009 @ 9:42 am
Laura B

So heartbroken to hear about Heather and Kerry!! :(
Heather was always an old favorite of mine, and I'll always remember her

Thursday, September 3, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

I love u Lily.
Noo tommorw is the last day of riding camp I will miss all of the horses and Becca and everyone else.
Can't wait until next summer .

Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 6:55 pm

Hi Alexa
So great to hear from you!
Drop me a line if you get a chance...write to Pat -at- Harrogate
I would love to hear how you and your family are doing.
Are you still living out west?
Thanks for your kind words and I hope I'll hear from you soon.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 10:56 pm
Alexa Cheater

Just wanted to stop buy and say I remember learning to ride with Pat. And what a great instructor she was (Donna too!). I was there before the "new" location and remember helping move to the current location. I remember leasing Blue while in transition between old and new farms. I remember falling off George more times than I can count. Thanks for all the great memories :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

You can send digital pictures to the webmaster by e-mail. Please include the name of the horse with the picture. The e-mail address for the webmaster is on the Contact Us page. If you could limit your submissions to just the best photos of each horse, the webmaster would really appreciate it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 9:09 pm

Hope to see everyone at the Annual Harrogate Hills OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, August 22.
11:00 until 3:00.

Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

Hope to see everyone at the Annual Harrogate Hills OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, August 22.
11:00 until 3:00.

Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

maybe interested

Sunday, August 9, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

harroate hills rox my sox!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009 @ 9:32 am

Hi, i was wondering if i could email who ever is in charge of the website, my best picture of each horse that i have taken over the past year or two for the website. Because i think each horse should get a chance to show new people, who look at the website, what they look like now, instead of 2 or more years ago. Or for people who used to ride at Harrogate and can look at the pictures and say " Holy cow, look how different he/she looks!" or something similar to that. Let me know if that is possible.

Thursday, August 6, 2009 @ 1:22 am

Hi Pat so, i have come across people who used to ride at Harrogate, and they all have there own horses now. Most of them all suggest you do one show open to people who ride elsewhere. But they do consider all the work that has to be put into making a successful show. But i am sure there would be many people willing to help prepare and help during the show.And i am sure your normal working staff would participate. Please consider, and let me know your thoughts.

Thursday, August 6, 2009 @ 1:03 am

Nichole someone Riped out your phone # and your e-mail adress out of my Journal now i have no way of contacting u !So if u can tell me some how that would be great!

Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

I will miss u legacy i can't wait until next mounth ... And don't be Grumpy!
Sophia i will miss u same with nichole .

Friday, July 24, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

Legacy is so cute same with wapiti and the other horses

Friday, July 24, 2009 @ 5:43 pm


Wednesday, July 22, 2009 @ 10:26 am

I love Harrogate Hills!!

Leagacy and Tobias are the best

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 @ 10:24 am

Let me be clear.
This site is not meant to be a message board and inappropriate comments, like some that I have seen here, are not appreciated.
Nemo is NOT for sale and jokes about Wapiti are not only poorly spelled but also unacceptable.
Please don't ruin this guestbook for everyone else.
I have not shut it down YET but might have to consider that if this type of thing continues.
Thank you in advance,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 10:38 pm

Becca ur the best !

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

Aha she is tottaly lazy! even becca said so! tee hee ! Same i can't wait until be lunge woo hoo the run has just being

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 7:10 pm
sophia 294

i love wapiti... and stepheeeeey shes not lazy you just didnt want to try... because the sturips were to long... ohhh well... i cant wait to lunge

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

Also please put new picture's of Nemo" Cuz they aren' that nice looking he has better Shot's ... P.s don't forget to Jenn if u love him so much tee hee ...See u tommorw

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 6:30 pm

I want to try to ride lil Chyanne! She is so cute ... Put sun tan lotion on her poor nose it is so red ... Poor baby! ...Get better soon... Cutey~! love ya ...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

Legacy ur such a grumpy old guy! Big suck! .... I love u ur the best horse ever ! .... Sophia IHated to ride Wapiti she is so lazy!...... I liked to ride cash Nichole he is good ! Ur great at riding Cash !!!.....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 6:20 pm
nicole m.

I used to ride at Harrogate and I just heard the news about Heather and Kerry. Pat, I am very sorry for you loss. I know that Heather has been with you for a very long time and Kerry has always been a special member of the riding school. Some of my earliest memories are on Kerry and Heather. Kerry was the first horse I rode at Harrogate during an open house one summer and Heather was the first horse I jumped. They were both very kind a patient, and the best of friends in the big field.
They will forever be missed, but never forgotten

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 10:37 am
sophia 294

becca i also 2nd that mosion .
and please dont make us clean sheths or at least give us big gloves.:)

Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 7:08 pm

I love cash!!!!! Last week of camp : (

Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 8:03 am

Don't take me off of Legacy he is really good at jumping and also i love him alot !

Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 5:13 pm

Let us ride the same horses me on legacy and sophia on wapiti! lol

Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 5:13 pm
sophia 294

dont move me from wapiti :(

Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

ya lunging is going to be so funny aha let's see !!!!! ahahaha

Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 5:02 pm


Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 5:01 pm
sophia 294

ahhhh lunging is going to be so fun:)

Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 5:01 pm
sophia 294

boooooits the last week of camp

Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 5:01 pm


Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 5:01 pm
sophia 294

me neither
mondays going to be sooo fun i cant wait to ride i hope i ride wapiti

Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 11:24 am

Nemo is so cute! I think grandpa is too!

Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 8:16 pm
sophia 294

lol i love wapiti shes the bomb

Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

Sophia i can't wait until next monday riding !Legacy i hope

Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

I love Legacy he is the boom

Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

hey i love wapiti and summer camp is so fun can wait for next week

Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 8:12 pm

Thank you so much Allie. I appreciate your warm memories of Heather and Kerry and also your understanding in how hard the decision was to make.
I hope you'll drop by some time so that we can catch up. Thanks for taking the time to write.

Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 11:41 pm
Allie Demoe

I just heard about Heather and Kerry, and I'm heartbroken. They were amazing school horses, and I'm sorry you had to put them down Pat. I know for sure they are in a happy place now.

Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 12:33 pm
pony lover 492

hey evryone its horses girl 294, but somone keps saying there me so i changed my name.

ps i didnt write the one below this

Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:37 pm
horses girl 294

yhea and boosession one just ended (: :(
but its only

wekks: 0
days: 2
hours: 53

hope evryone has fun

Friday, July 10, 2009 @ 5:46 pm
horses girl 294

i hope every one has a happy time of camp if your going

Thursday, July 9, 2009 @ 4:36 pm
horses girl 294

hey everyone the note thats says "hey its me am i bugging u because i think so he he ha ha" was'ent writen by me i havent been on since i told you that i was going to session two on Sunday, July 5, 2009 @ 12:41 pm, so who evers saying there me stop get your own name:( any way heres your new up date

session: 1
week: 2
day: 9

till sessiont 2: 3 days
weeks: 0
hours: 72

till session 3:
weeks: 2
days: 16
hours: a hole lot

Thursday, July 9, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

I remembered that Heather was the last of your U of T horses. Kenzie and I were both really sorry to hear the news. They were two very special horses and they gave so many kids (and adults) happy memories. We miss you guys and will stop in soon to say hi. Take care

Thursday, July 9, 2009 @ 1:56 am

Thanks Joanne
Even though I know it was the right decision it didn't make it any easier. I am comforted a little by the fact that they are together. They seemed to grow more attached to each other with each passing year. Heather was my last University of Toronto school horse. Sort of the end of an era in a way. Thanks for your kind thoughts.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 @ 11:02 pm

I was very sorry to hear about Kerry and Heather... I have such fond memories of them. They were both so sweet and had such a good life at Harrogate. They'll be missed.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 @ 7:29 pm
horses girl 294

hey its me am i bugging u because i think so he he ha ha

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 @ 9:10 am

when does session 3 begin

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 @ 9:03 am
horses girl 294

ahhh i cant wait for summa camp tell me when your going if you are, im going in session 2:-D

Sunday, July 5, 2009 @ 12:41 pm
horses girl 294

its still
sesion: 1
week: 2

ti'll sesion 2
weeks: 1
days: 4
hours: still alot

Saturday, July 4, 2009 @ 4:58 pm
horses girl 294

hope you have a happy happy cananda day

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

Happy Canada Day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 @ 12:41 pm
horses girl 294

hello its me again, horses girl 294, ok i htink i can tell you who i am... i am a girl... who rides at 11:45... and i have a greek name... and it is...sophia

ps i'm also pony lover 492

pss i will still be horses girl 294 and pony lover 492


Wednesday, July 1, 2009 @ 10:22 am
pony lover 492

i miss hether and kerry soooooooooooooooooooooo much they were so good

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 @ 10:13 am
horses girl 294

session 1
week 1
day 3

till session 2,
weeks 2 and a bit
days 19
hours alot

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 @ 10:10 am
horses girl 294

horses girl 294 is like spider mans mask it hepls him hide who he really is, well that name helps me hide who i am i want to tell but i cant, and i wont. this helps me to say what i want when i want and how i want to, with out getting lauphed at for what i say it, hope you can understand!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 4:52 pm
horses girl 294

i hope you will understand

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 4:46 pm
horses girl 294

somone you might now
i'm not useing my real name for personal reason's

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

who is horses girl 294 ???

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:01 am
horses girl 294

i think pat dose!

Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 5:15 pm
horses girl 294

i love you hether...
i love you kerry...
i love you wapiti...
i love you asia...
i love you scout...
i love all the horses at harrogate hills

Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 3:15 pm
horses girl 294

let hether and kerry's name be hung with honner, they were loving and caring horses:(

Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

who manages the website and pictures of the horses ?

Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

Rest in peace Heather and Kerry. You will always be close to our hearts. I will never forget grooming you both in your stalls and how much you enjoyed your itchy spots being scratched. You are both so special to us and you will be missed very much! I Love You!

Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

r.i.p heather and kerry
you will never be forgotten. You have been true best friends for life , until the very end. May you rest in peace together . xo

Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 9:55 pm

Heather & Kerry

Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

r.i.p heather and kerry
(LL) you will be missed greatly.
forever & always in our hearts.

Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 5:13 pm
horses girl 294

i lov u scout
i lov u asia
i love u wapiti


Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

The horseshow was very fun! I had a great time!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

Me too....
What's not to love??

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 @ 11:35 am

i love grandpa

Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

Be sure to buy a raffle ticket! There are great prizes - a beautiful stained glass window made and donated by Naomi Jennings (proud owner of Whisper), a 5 hour Indtroduction to Sailing on sunny Lake Simcoe and two amazing framed photos of Kitimat, B.C. and Pemberton, B.C. Tickets are on sale in the Lounge (or ask any staff member). Don't miss out! All proceeds go to the upkeep of your favourite riding school, Harrogate Hills! The draw will take place at the completion of the schooling show on Sunday, June 14th.

Thursday, June 4, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

who puts the pictures of horses on the website ?

Sunday, May 31, 2009 @ 7:06 pm

Depending on when you were invited to ride...there is a show this weekend and also one on the 14th of June. Check the list in the lounge or talk to Pat

Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

is the horseshow may 31 or june 14 ?

Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 9:49 pm

i dont have a favourite but i like riding Tobias !

Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

whhats everyones favourtite horse to ride?

mine scout :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 9:54 pm

Congratulations Marisa!
You have fulfilled your childhood dream...I am so proud of you!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 10:12 pm
Marisa's mom

Congratulations Dr. Marisa Giliberto, D.V.M.! We are so proud of you!!! It seems like only yesterday you were riding Gertie at Harrogate.

Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 7:08 pm

are you guys having the open show this year? the one that other riders from other barns and their horses can come and enter in the show ?

Sunday, May 3, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

Asia and Pebbles were purchased from King. Dallas is still privately owned and is now boarded at Harrogate.

Monday, April 20, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

and pebbles?

Monday, April 20, 2009 @ 6:19 pm

and Dallas too?

Monday, April 20, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

Did you guys by Asia from King Equestrian Club??

Monday, April 20, 2009 @ 6:16 pm

Camp at harrogate is really fun!

Thursday, April 16, 2009 @ 7:40 pm
To Sasha

Why not come by, visit the farm, meet the horses and then decide!

Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 9:39 pm

Should i go to the camp here???????

Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 9:05 pm

Who puts pictures of the horses on the website ?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

Check out this website. There are some adorable horses.

Sunday, April 5, 2009 @ 9:07 am

I don't think I am supposed to have a favourite horse but I think if I had to decide I would probably pick Grandpa...or Cash...or Jake...or Scout....hmmm

Saturday, April 4, 2009 @ 7:43 am

who is your favorite horse pat

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

who is your favorite horse pat

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

Dallas is my favorite horse but How old is Dallas

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

When are this season horseshows coming up ?

Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 4:02 pm

It was our pleasure. We're glad that all of you could join us.
P.S. Masey, I'll Let the riders know that you thought they looked like Knights! I am sure they will be honoured. Thanks!

Monday, March 2, 2009 @ 5:04 pm
Lianne Joiner

Thank you for the fun events at the Open House! My boys, Masey and Morgan, loved the hands-on activities and especially the musical ride. "They look like Knights!" (Masey) We certainly hope to register Masey for summer camp! It was a memorable day.

Monday, March 2, 2009 @ 10:57 am

who owns lil chey

Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 8:05 am
Shaelyn miller

What horse do you ride Riley?

Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

I didn't know that!!COOL!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 8:33 pm
shaelyn miller

Hey did you guys know that if you go to tack town(witch is close to mount albert) You get 10% off of your perchess IF u ride at harrogate hills!!!! That store sells stuff like saddles and brushes ect.

Friday, February 6, 2009 @ 10:53 am
Randy Kay

great looking ranch/facility ... may try to get to your open house coming up Feb22/09 ... looked at all your horses ... even some of the gone but not forgotten ones ... cool!

take good care ... all the best ... GOD Bless to you and all yours and all the critters


Tuesday, February 3, 2009 @ 11:31 am

You're in BC?
You must write and let me know how you are doing.
Great to hear from you Kim.
Say hi to all for me.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

awesome new front to the website!!Miss you guys! I'll stop in soon

Thursday, January 29, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
Kim Morrissey

not sure if my first submission was accepted, your web site, we are visiting Genna in BC and decided to look you up. The horses look great and we are glad that you have many new members of your family

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:14 am

Do all horses grow winter coats?

Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 5:16 pm

I LOVE TOBIAS'S WINTER COAT! it's so soft! right now he's like a big soft pillow!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

Happy New Year! The Winter Mane Bit is now available on the website.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 9:38 pm