Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Playing in the Indoor Arena

Four years ago, Abby was just a tiny foal, frolicking in the field with her dam and the darling of all the kids at the resort. Now she's the biggest horse in the stable, and shows little sign of stopping that growth spurt anytime soon!

Chris Waefler was over on the weekend, and hopped onto Abby -- the excuse was to see how she was doing with her lessons, but we think it was because Chris just put up an arena at his own place this winter, and wanted to compare! It's the first time he's been in our indoor arena -- usually when Chris is here, he's attached to his gorgeous black stallion, Killian, and we're frolicking about on the cross country course.

Chris and Killian "modelled" for one of the articles Nancy -- a level 3 Equine Canada 'elite' coach -- wrote last year for Horse Sport magazine. He brings his students over here to make use of her cross country course, and she goes over there to do clinics, and he helps her with young Abby. It works well.

Chris' family has a beautiful farm -- W-Ranch -- near Nobel, right on the Bay, with great vistas onto the water, and huge sweeping fields. In addition to training horses in dressage and jumping, the Waefler family breed outstanding horses.

And if you're over there, check out the wall of the shed -- all those plaques that you see up there? Well, you get those by competing in international competitions in Europe. Chris' father, Peter, brought a lot of them over with him, for his prowess in driving competitions. The rest would belong to Chris himself, for jumping and dressage.

Keep an eye out for their produce, too, at Farmer's Markets near Parry Sound. You won't find better homemade bread anywhere!!!

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