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Planning A Visit

Uphill Dressage is located 1.50min from Toronto Pearson International Airport (airport code YYZ) which all major airlines fly into. The farm address is 321 Friendly Acres Road, Hastings Ontario, K0L 1Y0 Canada. To view map for driving from the airport to the farm: CLICK HERE


The closest larger town with hotel options is Peterborough ON, 20-30 mins away. A list of hotels is below:

  1. Hampton Inn by Hilton Peterborough: CLICK HERE

  2. Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn: CLICK HERE

  3. Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront: CLICK HERE

For a higher experience Ste. Anne’s Spa is 30 mins away from the farm and offers lovely accommodations, gourmet food and a full spa options: CLICK HERE

Local Bed and Breakfast options within 5-10 mins away are available through Windswept on the Trent:

  1. Windswept: CLICK HERE

  2. Emilyville Inn: CLICK HERE

  3. Hastings House: CLICK HERE 

Local AirBnB options that are very closely located to the farm and are well reviewed can be seen here:

  1. A beautiful cottage on the Trent River located 1 minute drive from the farm or a 4-5 min walk: CLICK HERE

  2. A lovely small cottage in the nearby waterfront town of Campbellford. 5-10 mins drive away: CLICK HERE

  3. A larger waterfront cottage located 5 mins away: CLICK HERE


Taking off early or landing late? There are two onsite hotel options located directly at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. 

1. ALT Hotel is accessible on the free quick Terminal Link train that runs directly to Terminal 1 and Terminal 3: CLICK HERE

2. Sheraton Gateway Hotel is directly connected to Terminal 3 and accessible on the link train or on foot: CLICK HERE

There are many rental car options that can be arranged for pick up and return to the Toronto Airport. To view a list of options, click here: CLICK HERE


If you would prefer to not rent a car and drive from the airport there are local Airport Shuttle Services that are private and direct to your chosen local accommodation. From there Emily is happy to pick you up for visits to the farm,  dinner etc.

  1. Century Transport Ltd. Offers pick up and drop off to Pearson Int Airport: CLICK HERE

  2. Valet Airport Shuttle. Offers pick up and drop off to Pearson Int Airport: CLICK HERE


Hampton Inn by Hilton


Ste. Anne's Hotel and Spa


Windswept on the Trent B&B


Local waterfront Air BnB


Alt Hotel Pearson Airport 


Once you have made you decision to purchase an Uphill Dressage horse you are welcome to vet the horse to your own level of satisfaction. All Uphill Dressage horses sell with open vet records and health info sheets made up with all of their pertinent info and most of the horses are selling with recent sets of digital xrays which are available to you and your vet. You are welcome to have any additional exams, diagnostics, blood testing or imaging performed.

To cross the border from Canada to the USA horses need to have a current negative EIA (commonly called a Coggins Test) which has been drawn in the last 6 months, and a current Health Certificate (commonly called Export Papers) which has been stamped in the last 30 days prior to crossing. The vet of your choosing can easily complete these two criteria during the Pre Purchase Exam visit. If desired, your chosen vet can also perform an Insurance exam and complete your US Insurance form at the same time so Insurance can be bound prior to transport.

Options of independent Sport Horse specialized vets who will travel and are well respected in their field for diagnostics and lameness work are:

  1. Dr. Bruce Watt:

  2. Dr. Matt Allossery:

  3. Dr. Bri Henderson:

  4. Port Perry Equine:

  5. Dr. Shaun Finucane: 1-613-354-0999

  6. MacDonald-Richards Equine: 1-613-583-9967

Air Ride Transport Options:

We have sold horses across North America and have always had good experiences with the international shippers listed below. Horses generally ship door to door in bedded box stalls with hay and water and have consistently arrived in good shape. Horses headed to more remote locations in the USA normally lay over for a day at Dr. Poole’s lovely facility in Lexington KY then do the second leg of their trip. Your horse will be sent to you bathed with a braided tail, in a new halter and breathable blanket (weather dependent). Shod horses can wear bell boots and we will send them wrapped if desired although shippers prefer bare legs for longer trips. We will send them with water and hay and a premix of their current grain, Sold horses will be given electrolytes and Omeprazole prior to shipping at Uphill’s expense and hand walked or lightly lunged prior to loading up.

Canada to USA Shippers:

  1. Ecclestone Horse Transport:

  2. Doyle Bloodstock Transportation:

  3. International Horse Transport: 

  4. Perry Horse Transport:

Ontario Shippers:

  1. C and S Transport:

Horses will be kept in their normal turnout and exercise routines prior to transport. We are believers in delivering the horse that people trialed so we do not lock up or stop riding our horses once they are sold as many sellers in this industry do. It is in the horse’s best interest to remain happy, healthy and exercised until shipping.

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