Who We Are
We provide boarding, equestrian training services and coaching under Olympic eventer Edie Tarves. The property is located just west of Uxbridge on Regional Road 8 just under an hour north of Toronto.
As a family run equestrian centre there is top class care, a welcoming environment and always someone to talk to. Everyone associated with Rise ‘n’ Shine strives to put their horses’ care first and foremost. The boarders, riders, staff, trainer and owners at Rise ‘n’ Shine Stables enjoy an amazing camaraderie seen through support at the various competitions as well as annual BBQ’s, Corn Roasts, Nites Out at the Track and the annual Christmas party as well as other spontaneous social events. New boarders will never feel like strangers.
The current barn manager, Alexandria Campbell or her assistant Sadie McTaggart are always around and provide attentive loving care to all those under their care. They are also assisted by two very important staff members, Bexley and Rambo.
Rise ‘n’ Shine Stables is owned and operated by the Johnson family (Dianne, Barney, David and Cynthia) and has been at its current location since 2003. Rise n’ Shine Stables was originally established as a thoroughbred racing and breeding farm in 1990 with two foundation mares Shine is Mine and Coral Bracelet. Shine was purchased from Anderson Farms in London, Ontario as a yearling out of Kentucky Derby winner Majestic Light and Coral from Windfields Farms in Oshawa, Ontario as winner of the Bison City Stakes.
Rise ‘n’ Shine stables either raced, bred or sold many offspring from Shine is Mine as well as from her two daughters Regalis and Sunday Knight Gal. Lite ‘n’ Classy, Friend of Mine, Chivas, Streakin’ Rob, March With Me and most recently Drunken Love all went on to become multiple winners at Woodbine Racetrack. Two offspring sold at the Kentucky Yearling Sales Blameitontheblues and Lahaina City went on to be multiple stakes winners in California and Japan. The remaining broodmares Shine and Sunday are now retired at Rise ‘n’ Shine Stables and can occasionally be seen still racing around in their paddock!
As the Rise ‘n’ Shine thoroughbred racing operation began to wind down space became available at the facility and in October of 2011 Edie Tarves along with some of her students moved in. Over the years since Rise ‘n’ Shine has shifted to become a reputable eventing facility, offering boarding and retraining retired racehorses for eventing careers.