Welcome to Havencrest

Havencrest Riding Academy

Its where the dream begins...

Havencrest Riding Academy


Riding with passion,

tradition, and excellence.

Havencrest Riding Academy


The School

Our program is designed to build a connection with horses that inspires our students.  We are dedicated to providing riding instruction that is both high-calibre and grass-roots.  Havencrest is committed to taking its students to their highest potential in the sport through a structured system, high coaching standards and exceptional school horses.

Training System

Havencrest riders benefit from a sophisticated system influenced by the “A” circuit level of top-down training.  The unique curriculum follows the model of the official Equine Canada (EC) rider level system (Rider levels 1-10) and incorporates proven training techniques for riders at every level.


Our facility is located only 7 minutes from the 401 and Guelph Line near Campbellville and close to Guelph, Milton and Burlington.  Buses are available for our summer camp program from Mississauga at Winston Churchill and the QEW.

The staff at Havencrest take great pride in the care of their horses and maintain the facility beyond what is required.


Havencrest is a division of Chris Delia Stables – a top level ‘A’ circuit
hunter jumper barn.

Its unique curriculum follows the
model of the official Equine Canada (EC) rider level system
and then adds much more, incorporating proven training techniques
and exercises developed and used by owners , Chris and Candice Delia throughout their years as top competitive coaches and trainers.

  • Committed to Teaching

    The instructors at Havencrest are committed to teaching as opposed to simply entertaining their students.  Their goal is to build the bond between horse and rider through a balance between discipline and fun.

    The true gifts that horses give us can only be unlocked by understanding a horse’s mind.  Our students quickly begin to learn a key concept: that before we can ask a horse to bend to our wishes and commands, we must first bend a bit ourselves.

  • Beautiful Facilities

    The Academy is located in a charming, renovated bank barn in the beautiful rural community of Puslinch, Ontario.  Summer riding lessons take place in the outdoor sand ring and winter lessons are held in a large, bright indoor arena.  The 21 stall barn offers spacious stalls, a large tack room, clean rest room and lots of space outside for our summer camp program.  Parents can watch lessons or simply take time to relax in the viewing room overlooking the indoor arena which is always stocked with hot coffee & tea, hot chocolate and free Wifi.

Your Best Birthday Memories Begin Here!

Birthday Parties are available for kids at all ages.

  • Learn how to take care of the horses
  • Ride a pony or horse with your friends!
  • Participate in horse games and activities
  • Pizza available or bring your own food

Contact us for more information and pricing for our birthday party packages!

What others say about Havencrest

I don’t think that my vocabulary will do Havencrest justice.  It’s like my second home and the horses are like a second family.  All of the stable staff are amazing.  Whenever my class progresses up to another challenge I feel ready.  I trust my coach and know she’s watching me carefully.  I can’t get there fast enough and I never want to leave!

Renee Cheuy

The horses, the professional staff, and just the overall barn experience has been life changing…and in some cases life saving for my daughters.  Safety comes first, which for this beginner barn Mom was one less thing to contend with.   Good luck Havencrest family!  There’s no place like home… but there’s no place like Havencrest either!

Pam Blanchard

Havencrest has been the BEST experience for my 9 year old daughter and also for me as her Mom.  The barn is clean and the staff, teachers and office staff are so friendly.  And let’s not forget the horses!! These horses are so great with the kids.  My daughter will always go to Havencrest!  I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in riding lessons or summer camps.

Darla K.

Havencrest is a wonderful equestrian school with caring staff and exceptional coaching.  The facility boasts a level of professionalism that is unmatched in the GTA.  They have a proven approach of inspiring confidence and motivation in their students.  We love Havencrest and have thoroughly enjoyed our 6 years here!

Sasha Woodbridge