Family owned and operated by Julie and John Diamond, Willowcrest is located at 6638 Wellington Road 10, just outside of Moorefield, Ontario. We are a 10 minute drive from Listowel and approximately 30 minutes from both Kitchener/Waterloo and Stratford. We offer 30 box stalls with turnout in large grass paddocks. Stalls are bedded with straw or shavings and cleaned daily. We have a 200 x 100 outdoor sand ring and a 70 x 130 indoor arena complete with seating area and propane heating for those cold winter days. We offer a full course of hunter jumps. We are also just a short distance (a 5 minute ride) from miles of beautiful trails at the Conestoga Conservation area.
At Willowcrest, we specialize in hunter/jumper. All lessons at Willowcrest are taught by EC certified level 1 coach Julie Diamond. Julie is a skilled coached who aims to help riders and horses work as a team and atune their skills. For more information on Julie, please see below.
We compete at schooling shows as well as the provincial Trillium circuit. For more information on lessons/showing, please check out our other pages.
Julie Diamond showing in the Low Hunters
Coach Julie Diamond is an Equine Canada certified level one coach and has many years of experience as both a competitor and a coach on the show circuits in southern Ontario.
Julie started her riding career at 10 years of age taking lessons at Pineview Stables in Shakespeare, Ontario showing school ponies at local schooling shows and fairs and also attending a few A circuit shows. At 18, she owned her first horse named Sidney, a 2 year old quarter horse, who she broke and trained to show in the hunter ring. While working at local boarding stables and completing high school, Julie decided to pursue a career in horses and started teaching riding. At 22 she was accepted to the equine studies program at Humber College. This prepared her to take the Canadian Equestrian Federation level one coaching exam in 1993. After passing the exam she came back to the Kitchener Waterloo area and started free lance teaching. Shortly after returning to the area, Julie purchased another young prospect to bring along to the hunter ring. He was a 3 year old thoroughbred named Dylan aka Special Delivery. Dylan and Julie went on the show and win many championships on the provincial Trillium circuit. In 1997, Julie was approached by Glenice Demers of the soon to be Windamere Stables in Baden, and was asked to help open and develop their new farm. She accepted and was part of the Windamere family for the next 6 years. Julie was teaching over 90 students a week as well as coaching clients and riding horses on the provincial trillium circuit. In 2001, Julie married John and started a family the next year. In 2003, after moving north of KW, Julie decided to concentrate on raising her two little girls and only teach part time free lancing at local barns. In 2008, Julie and John purchased a 50 acre farm outside of KW and opened Willowcrest Farm. Willowcrest encourages a positive and respectful atmosphere for riders to learn and develop their love for horses. It has grown to offer summer camps, riding lessons, boarding and training.
Dylan aka Special Delivery
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