Robyn Townsend started riding just before her 12th birthday. She and her first horse Cagney spent a year or so collecting ribbons on the schooling hunter circuit before they discovered eventing at a Pony Club rally. She began her eventing career in 2005 when she moved to Oakhurst Farm to train with Ruth Allum.
Horses and riding quickly became the focal point of Robyn’s life. She spent four summers working as an equestrian day camp counselor , first as a volunteer and then as the senior counselor at YMCA/YWCA day camps. In 2006 Robyn was certified by the Ontario Equestrian Federation as an English Riding Instructor. She has been coaching since then with students finishing in the ribbons on the hunter/jumper, eventing and dressage show circuits.
Robyn spent many summers working at and managing a number of equestrian facilities in the Ottawa area, and for a while was galloping race horses at a local facility. She spent most of the winters of 2007 through 2009 in Florida, training and competing under the guidance of high level Canadian and U.S. eventers. In 2009 Robyn and her horse Beau Dacious were named to the Canadian Eventing National Talent Squad.
After spending 6 months working and teaching at a large eventing and sales barn in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Robyn moved home to her family’s facility Fin de Ville teaching,, training horses and competing.
Robyn continues to build a very substantial portfolio of young horses that have come through her training program, many of whom are often seen in the winner circles at local competitors and across North America.
For detailed informaiton on Robyn’s services check out the farm website www.fin-de-ville.com