Linda and Grant Plank
Linda and On Queue at Sprucehaven Farm
Linda has been involved in horses all her life. Starting out riding a Shetland pony of her friends', she graduated to horses until eventually she could buy her own. The Eventing bug hit when she was introduced as a groom to the Radnor 3 Day Event in Malvern, Pennsylvania, while on a working student program. She has competed up to the Preliminary level and is currently working with a lovely 17 hh Selle Francais/TB mare who is showing exceptional talent.
Linda has has also spent some time in the show ring with youngsters that she has bred through her successful registered Canadian Sport Horse breeding program.
Not only is she an active competitor, Linda is very involved in the organizational aspect of her sport. Her past volunteer duties have included acting as Chair of the National Athlete Development Program for Equine Canada. Giving up her tenure as the National Young Riders Coordinator and the Coordinator of the Ontario Young Rider Program in the fall of 2011.
Linda has achieved her Level 1 Technical Delegate designation for Equine Canada and will pursuing her Level 2 in the next year. She is available for the 2016 season to officiate at various venues across Ontario and Canada up to the Training Level!
Linda has combined her joy of sewing to manage her own blanket cleaning and repair business and also her own line of SpruceWares equine clothing. Visit this page for more details on custom products available and Blanket Cleaning and repair prices.
In the summer of 2013 Grant purchased a road worthy vintage 1992 Jaguar convertible. He enjoyed it immensely the first summer, but can't seem to keep grease from underneath his finger nails and it is unfortunately raised up in his shop over hauling the engine. He feels it just needs a little more power and hopefully will be back on the road in the summer!