VS Equestrian Ltd. is situated on 70+ acres of rolling pastures.
3 Arenas: Indoor Arena 130 x 70 Outdoor Arena 260 x 150 Outdoor Arena 120 x 80
Located 5 minutes from downtown Amherst N.S and 10 minutes from Sackville NB (Mount Allison University).
Offering equine boarding, sales, Equine rehab, Equine massage therapy.
Gillian VanSnick is a native of Amherst, NS. Her years of working in the equine industry both abroad (Europe) and on this side of the pond have allowed her opportunities to obtain a long list of credentials. British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor (BHS II) Equine Nutrition, Saddle Fitting, Equine Specific First Aid, First Aid (Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance) Certified Equine Massage Therapist (CEMT), as well as being a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). While in Europe, Gillian had the opportunity to train, coach and show horses for clients in many rings including jumpers, dressage, and eventing. After returning home, Gillian began showing Hunters on the EC Gold Circuit. When not running Damaris Spa and Wellness Centre Ltd. Gillian spends her time developing her young horses. VS Equestrian has introduced many young horses to the Maritime Hunter / Jumper circuit, successfully selling horses throughout Canada and the United States.
Manager / Instructor Sydney Calder began riding at a young age, her love for horses has always been prevalent, spending as many hours in the barn as she could. Backing young horses, rehabilitating horses with issues, and doing any farm “project” that needs done. Sydney is a insurance broker in the day and enjoys spending all of her spare time in the barn.
VS Equestrian Ltd. Prides itself in the development and sales of performance horses.
Standing stallion Gullivers Travels