Judith was born in Ontario, grew up in British Columbia and then, upon graduation, moved to England to pursue her passion for horses. Once in the UK, Judith spent more than twenty years fully engaged in the horse world: competing internationally at top-level events; breeding horses, training and teaching. While just out of her teens, Judith competed at the CCI 4* level. At 21, she represented Canada at Badminton, Burghley and Windsor Horse Trials. By the early 80s, Judith was long listed to become a team member of the Canadian Olympic Three Day Event Team. Also in the 80s, Judith rode as a member of the Canadian team that took second place at the Student's Nation Cup, where she also won first place as the top individual rider.
In 2011, Judith returned to her birthplace of Ontario, where she poured her years of experience and expertise into building Bronte Creek Equestrian Sport Ltd, has become one of finest equestrian event facilities in Southern Ontario. In addition to having created outstanding training and boarding programs, Judith is committed to offering competitive opportunities for a wide array of horse and rider combinations. To that end, July 18th 2021 and September 18th 2021 marks the 6th annual Bronte Creek Horse Trials. As expected, this year's competition has already dramatically increased in scope and sophistication from the extremely successful Horse Trials last year. All spectators and competitors can look forward to fabulous food, quality vendors and great entertainment at every Bronte Creek Activity.
Judith and her dedicated and knowledgeable team are truly excited about the momentum underway at Bronte Creek and about the ever-expanding successes that they are helping horse and rider combinations of all ages and abilities to achieve.
The following 3 principles are at the core of Judith's approach:
1) provide outstanding care to the horses at Bronte Creek
2) safety comes first at all times
3) offer a teaching style that embraces a positive, calm and methodical approach helping each rider to realize their goals and their potential
FEI Course Designer & Eventer
FEI 3-4* Designer and event rider who competed through all the levels. He represented Ontario in the CCI** at NAYRC in 1995. Jay went on to complete many Advance Horse Trails including Advance Horse Trails at Rolex 3 Day event. Jay begin his building career 1995, at Checkmate Farms under David Evans from U.K. In 2001 he began his designing career. He has designed many events throughout North America and Central America. The more notable ones being; Florida Horse Park CIC**, Will O Wind CIC**, Central American Games 2013 CCI*, Guatemala CCI**, and Whidby Island Horse Trials BNOI. Jays's attention to detail and safety gained him a spot as a main builder on David Evans building team at the 2008 Olympics. Other events that Jay builds at are Bromont CCI***, Richland Park, Galway Downs CCI***, Will O Wind, Rebecca Farm, Flordia Horse Park, and Frenso Horse Park. Jay was most recently named as one of the lead builders at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Jay Hambly is also a course conductor for Equine Canada and is a member of the Cross Country Safety Task Force for the USEA.
Barn Manager & Junior Riding Instructor
Holly is originally from St. Catharines, Ontario. She began riding at summer horse camp when she was just six years old and quickly realized that she has a passion for horses.
In 2019, she graduated from the Equine Science program at Olds College in Alberta where she majored in English Horsemanship.
Throughout the years, Holly has shown many talented horses in hunter schooling shows. In 2013 she won show Champion at the Sunshine Series (2'3") riding a beautiful bay gelding named Homestretch. Again in 2014, she won Reserve Champion competing in the 'A' Circuit (2'6") on the late, but never forgotten, Beau Soleil.
Holly is currently training her lovely new dapple grey thoroughbred, Great Expectations (or simply 'X' to his friends) at Bronte Creek where she resides as the barn's manager with her cute French Bulldog Lou.
Holly looks forward to interacting with the entire Bronte Creek family, it's horses and their owners to make Bronte Creek the best place to live, work and most importantly ride!
Junior Riding Instructor
Abby began riding lessons at the age of six and by the age of eleven had moved to a show barn where she began showing hunter and equitation ponies on the trillium circuit. Abby has also perfected driving a hackney pony which she has showed twice at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. At the age of fifteen, Abby began working with young horses and moved into the jumper/equitation ring and stayed there until she was eighteen. At that time she left her Ottawa barn to begin school at the University of Guelph. There, she rode with their hunt seat equitation team and also finding her place in the Bronte Creek family.
While Abby is studying to pursue a career in the field of ecology, she sees horses in her life forever. She enjoys teaching and training and plans continue doing just that for the foreseeable future. Abby hopes to always incorporate those elements into her life no matter where life takes her. Abby will never say no when it comes to getting on a horse, whether it be jumping something big or just going on a quiet afternoon hack.
Abby began at Bronte Creek in the fall of 2019 while attending school at U of G, working in the barn and also working with Judith's super pony Halloween Harmony. By that winter she was helping with some of the green horses in the barn. After a couple months of being back home in Ottawa due to the Virus she returned to Guelph in June and jumped right back in, working many of the Bronte Creek horses and helping Coach Judith Bisiker with lessons. She plans to make her eventing debut in the spring of 2021 with some of Bronte Creek's green horses, then onwards and upwards with the team.