Alberta Equestrian Federations 2022 Outstanding Stable/Facility Award Winners
We at Equine Haven, are honoured to have been selected for the AEF's Outstanding Stable/Facility Award after only two years in business! It has been a lot of hard work along literal blood, sweat, and tears; but the payoff has been immensely rewarding. This accomplishment has, of course, not happened in a vacuum. It would not have been possible without the support and contributions of our students, boarders, employees, and countless individuals within the Alberta equestrian community. We look forward to giving back to that community for many years to come.
Sadie believes in not just teaching a person to ride, but helping the rider and horse develop a relationship based on mutual trust and understanding. In the past her students have excelled in hunter, jumper and equitation classes at the Brandon Winter Fair, Heart of the Continent, Florida Winter Circuit, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Rocky Mountain Show Jumping, and Spruce Meadows.
Sadie's foray into Equine Recovery Care began with helping her grandmother heal rescued horses in the 1960s. Together they rescued, recovered, and re-homed over 50 horses. Over the last 35 years she has worked with veterinarians from Manitoba, Ontario, Florida, Alberta and BC to treat and heal injured and sick horses. In the veterinary communities where she has lived, Sadie has earned a reputation for being able to bring positive outcomes to seemingly hopeless cases. Many horses that would otherwise be prime candidates for euthanasia have been brought back to full health through her care.
Heidi Pratt has been working with, and riding horses since she was 10 years old. She has successfully shown hunters under the tutelage of Sadie Turko, and has multiple championships to her name. Unfortunately, in late 2019, she was struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian, . She uses her 13 years of experience working oil and gas to manage the business end of Equine Haven; as well as, helping manage the property, and assist with the recovery horses.
Recovery care became a part of Heidi's lifelong passion for horses when her personal horse Temeraire received a potentially career-ending injury as a 2-year old. During a severe windstorm, he was struck by a large piece of sheet metal debris that lacerated his left knee to the bone and nicked an artery. The vet was unable to come out due to the severity of the storm but her quick thinking and knowledge of equine first aid allowed her to stop the bleeding and save Temeraire's life.
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