I'm not sure what it is about Ridgebacks and horses,
but it seems a vast number of Ridgeback folk either had or
Well, I was no different. As a child I spent every opportunity
at the barn, mucking stalls, leading trail rides....
anything I could do just to be around them.
Eventually, I started training and showing horses of my own and for others,
then begin teaching riding lessons.
In 1991 I purchased my first Ridgeback and started showing dogs.
Eventually Allan stepped into the show ring, and of course, his very first time in the ring -
he comes out with a Hound Group 2nd!
Things just continued getting better from there....
We actively participate in many activities with our dogs including conformation, obedience,
racing, tracking, draft dog, herding, therapy work...... who knows what we'll try next!
The years have been good to us and we have had several dogs in the top 5 Nationally, including #1
We have many group winning dogs to our credit, and of course Tsavo - the ultimate show dog!
Tsavo has won 4 Canadian Specialties to date!
Tsavo with Colin Brownlee winning the Canadian National.
and our continuing success......
We are located approx 1 hr 15 min from
Toronto's Pearson Airport, in Ontario, Canada
Although we had owned several RRs, we did not have our first litter for several years.
we wanted to take our time and really get to know the breed before declaring myself a breeder.
Here is a photo taken of me (Heather)
with Nelson and a very young, Leah Hogan of Kopera Ridgebacks at an RRCEC picnic.
Over the years I have been either president, vice president, director, education & versatility chair for the following Ridgeback clubs in Canada -
RRCC, ARRF, RRCEC ...... and was even one of the founding members of or National club.
Over the years I have decided to cut my load back to one - the RRCEC (Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Eastern Canada)
I am also a member of the Canadian Kennel Club