Experience. Passion. Dedication.
50 years of combined dressage testing and competition experience. 40 years of combined experience training riders of all levels. Over 10 years of judging experience.
The Valkenhof Story
In August of 1986 Armand was hired as Farm Manager for Windedge Farms in Quebec, where he was responsible for the training, coaching and running of the farm’s breeding program. Under his management Windedge Farms became one of the best dressage facilities in Canada in its time, promoting and fostering dressage in Quebec. At the same time Birgit trained the young horses, and coached her husband. Over the course of 10 years at Windedge, they together organized many events, and hosted many International shows including The Windedge Summer Classic as well as the North American Dressage Championships. On the basis of their success Armand and Birgit started their business The Equine Connection in 1996, and in 2000 moved into their own full time training and coaching facility Valkenhof Dressage where they concentrate on the development of FEI Children, Ponies, Juniors and Young Riders. Today Valkenhof Dressage is a premier dressage training and stabling facility, with clients coming from across Canada. Armand and Birgit compete internationally and encourage, support, and accompany those clients who wish to do so.
Find out more about Armand and Birgit’s successes in dressage as competitors and trainers.
We have an established breeding program including offspring from such notable stallions as Rotspon, Hohenstein, Distlezar, Rio Grande, and Don Principe. See our Breeding and Sales page for more details.