Christy Peel’s Story

Impact Stories

Hi, I am Christy and I am 22 years old. I have been riding the horses at WindReach since I was 9 years old.

The horses at WindReach Stables are so special to me because they look at me and walk over to me when they see me. They love when I have apples for them as a treat. My favourite horses are Alex, Ruby, and Vinnie. I love Alex because when I ride him I never have to tell him what to do-he just does it. Alex is special to me because he belonged to Sandy Mitchell, the founder of WindReach. I also love Ruby because she has a kind face and she loves when I pet her face and groom her. I also enjoy trotting on her. I also really like Vinnie because he is good natured and has a good attitude. I like trotting on him too.

Horseback riding is important to me because I feel like myself when I am with the horses. They make me happy and smile. The staff and volunteers at WindReach treat me kindly and respect me for who I am. They never put me down. The horses at WindReach are kind and loving. I love riding because I learn so many different things like being assertive and believing in myself. I don’t know what I would do without WindReach in my life!”

Christy Peel

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WindReach Farm Foundation launched “Of Course We Can Campaign” in 2016. To date we have raised $1.5 million towards the programs and services offered by WindReach Farm as well as building sustainability for years to come. We hope you will join us in this exciting journey.


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As a registered charity that tries to keep program fees as low as possible for our participants, we rely on the generous donation of individuals and organizations to help us keep the doors open and the lights on. No gift is too small. You all make a difference to the lives of so many.


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Horseshoes-4-Hope campaign was started in 2015 to raise funds to support the operations of WindReach Farm. To date we have raised over $180K with over 300 horseshoes on our bridge. Add or renew yours today!