DME Academy Horses

Welcome to our esteemed stable!

Within our Academy walls, you will discover a remarkable group of equine companions, each possessing a unique blend of strength, grace, and unwavering spirit. Our stable is home to a diverse collection of horses, each with its own story and talent.

And guess what? They even have their own hashtags!



Breed: Belgian Draft Height: 16.1 h

Bella is one of our tallest horses, and while her size may be intimidating to some, she is the perfect example of a “gentle giant.” She is never in a hurry and always looks after her riders, especially our smallest riders. Bella has shown extensively at our in-house shows and the Hamilton Hunt Club, is very talented on the flat, and can easily jump a 2′ course!

Monte Carlo (Monte)


Breed: Quarter Horse Height: 15.1 h

Monte comes from a famous background. In his former career, he was a jousting horse at Medieval Times! Monte brings incredible talent to the flat. Monte has started many of our most senior performance riders and has always been a fan favourite. He loves to perform and loves an audience! As one of our more senior horses, his focus is teaching our beginner and intermediate riders the ropes.



Breed: Belgium x Height: 15.3 h

Sunny earned his name because of his flaxen mane and sunny disposition. He shares his breed with Bella and, much like her, likes to take his time. He has lovely movement on the flat and is learning the ropes of jumping with our advanced riders. Sunny loves taking care of our younger and beginner riders and can often be found in our flat classes at our in-house shows.



Breed: Oldenburg Height: 16 h

Rosie retired from showing dressage on the Gold Circuit and has found a new joy in life as a jumper. While she enjoys teaching new riders the ropes, her real passion is jumping. She loves to zip around a course and is incredibly talented. As a retired dressage horse, she is beautiful to flat and teaches our riders to have a soft, consistent hand.



Breed: Welsh Paint X Height: 14 h

Macaroni is as cute (and cheesy) as his name! He is a dream to handle on the ground and loves being painted and bathed in our camp program. Macaroni retired from showing on the Trillium circuit to our Academy and has extensive miles in the show ring. Even in his retirement, he is a talented jumper and can often be seen at our in-house shows and Hamilton Hunt.



Breed: OTTB Height: 15.3 h

Mars came to DME as a green off-the-track thoroughbred and was developed by our performance team riders under the tutelage of Daisy Kosa into one of our best jumpers. Mars is most happy when jumping but is also a talented flat horse. She loves attending off-property shows and has shown on the Silver Series.



Breed: Quarter Horse Height: 15.3 h

Sorrell is a true Disney Princess in every sense of the word. She is a sweetheart to handle on the ground and loves teaching our newest and youngest riders. She is known for her kind disposition and loves to be groomed and fussed over. Sorrell is a registered paint who was born in Alberta and now calls the Academy home.



Breed: Quarter Horse Height: 14.2 h

Sailor was a western-trained horse in his previous life and knows many Western tricks if you’ve got the skills to ask him! He has taken to life as a school horse amazingly, and his favourite job is jumping. Sailor is one of our large ponies but has the heart of a lion in the jumper ring. He also e



Breed: TB Height: 14.3 h

Jorja is the definition of small but mighty! She is a mare who can take a joke but also hands them out. She likes to test her riders and can usually be found in her stall making silly faces at everyone. Jorja teaches our younger riders how to be confident both on the ground and under saddle and has recently picked up jumping like a pro. She recently made her show ring debut at our in-house show series, and we expect big things from her as she continues to grow in her skills.



Breed: Appaloosa Height: 14.2 h

Jazzy is another of our large ponies. She was a rescue who was started under saddle by one of our former instructors. Jazzy has an amazing work ethic and never says no to a job. She has a heart of solid gold and always looks out for her riders. Jazzy loves teaching new riders how to canter and jump. Fun fact: Jazzy is a mom, and her baby, although all grown up, still lives in the boarding facility!



Breed: Paint Height: 16.2 h

Moose is a sweet and sensitive soul who loves affection. He is happiest when his riders praise him and give him scratches. He is a very talented jumper who always takes care of his riders. You can see Moose shined and polished at just about every show with his fan club of riders in tow!



Breed: Paint Height: 14.2 h

Pumpkin is another one of our large ponies, and the largest thing about her is her heart – she may not be built for jumping, but in her heart, she is an Olympian. Pumpkin might convince some that she likes to go slow when she’s teaching our newest riders the ropes, but once she’s in the show ring, it’s all game face from her. She is a regular at Hamilton Hunt jumper shows and can’t be missed with her four beautiful stockings!



Breed: Quarter Horse Height: 15.3 h

Moe is a retired cow sorting horse who both worked and showed! He is an extremely talented gelding who has settled into his partial retirement with us. Moe loves to teach people the ropes on the flat and has a heart of gold.


Hashtag pending!

Breed: Thoroughbred Height: 16 h

Topanga is a thoroughbred who joins our program bringing a much-loved zen attitude to her lessons. Topanga is never in a hurry and loves looking after our beginner riders. She is a kind-hearted mare who cares for her riders in and out of the saddle. She’s working on her jumping skills, and we bet you will see her making her jumping debut at our in-house show series!



Breed: Friesen Height: 16.3 h

Haico joins us from Medieval Times, just like our favourite #knightinshiningarmour, Monte. Haico was the MC’s horse for many years and is skilled in dressage. He is a very handsome addition to our program, with a puppy dog personality to match. Haico is a Friesen horse, as seen from his glorious mane and tail that our student loves to braid and fuss over.



Breed: Quarter Horse Height: 15.3 h

Felix joins our program as one of our advanced jumping horses. He brings a ton of experience both on and off the property and has quickly become a fan favourite. He is full of spunk and an extremely good-natured gelding who can take a joke. He loves teaching our jumpers how to master larger fences and is an expert on the flat. Watch out for him in the show ring!

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