Stevens Creek Farm
Stevens Creek Farm
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The Laframboise-de St.Croix Family (L to R): Son Austin de St.Croix, Daughter Moira de St.Croix, Andy de St.Croix, Teddie Laframboise
Jane Estelle Laframboise (aka. Teddie) was born July 26, 1958, the fourth child of eight of the well known Laframboise eventing family. The family of seven girls and one boy grew up on the family Farm of the Mountain Training Centre, a 60 horse breeding and boarding stable in Luskville, Quebec next to the Gatineau Park. The farm was owned and run by her nurse mother, Mary Anne Laframboise, and her surgeon father, Dr. Guy Laframboise. Having a doctor and nurse in the family always led to interesting supper time conversations and the most progressive equine medical care on the farm.
Teddie started riding at a young age. Along with five of her sisters Teddie competed and coached in hunter, jumper, eventing and pony club all through primary and secondary school and university. At the young age of 18 Teddie won the Ontario Intermediate 3 Day Championships on her 15hh homebred Soysambu mare, Ladybug. At 22 Teddie coached the Quebec Young Rider Team to an unprecedented Gold Medal at the North American Young Rider Championships. After graduating from the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto with degrees in business and education Teddie worked in these relevant fields for eight years taking time off for travel and summer coaching on the home farm. In 1988, after quitting her Financial Consultant job at Merrill Lynch, Teddie returned to her first love which was the training of horses and riders and she started her own business on the family farm. At the home farm for five years Teddie rejuvenated the business adding ponies and summer camp to the program. In 1994 Teddie and Andy moved the business from the home farm to Andy's Stevens Creek Nursery in Kars changing it to a horse farm and naming it Stevens Creek Farm. Teddie competed successfully up to the CCI** level and 1.40m jumper level before retiring from competition to dedicate herself to her children and the business. A week after moving to Stevens Creek, their first child Austin was born, and soon after came his little sister, Moira. During this hectic time raising two small children the business slowly grew from two stalls in the stable garage and no riding rings or fencing to what it is now, a fully equipped 35 horse boarding and training centre specializing in Eventing.
Head Coach Biography - Teddie Laframboise
Stevens Creek Farm is a family run business. All four family members contribute at different levels of participation. Teddie and Moira work full time teaching, training and running the everyday business. Andy is the weekend handy man when he is not working downtown and Austin is famous for his announcing at our annual Horse Trial when he is not pursuing graduate studies in physics.
Recent Coaching Highlights
2017 National Capital Horse Trials Association (NCHTA) - Champion Horse and Rider in these divisions:
Preliminary Sr. Pre Training Jr. Pre-Training Jr. Entry Jr.Pre Entry
2016 Ontario Horse Trial Championships - Preliminary Sr. Champion, Julia Fraser on Dalwhinnie
Preliminary Jr. Champion, Abigail Jamieson on Hot Rod
Training Jr Champion, Rosemary Hill on The Pagan;
Pre-training Jr Reserve Champion Moira de Ste.Croix on Ulana
Entry Jr Champion Angela Hill on Country Classic;
Bromont CCI1* - 4th Young Rider Todd Sandler Challenge, Brodie Seabrooke on Maybee a Secret
2015 Bromont CCI1* - 5th Young Rider Todd Sandler Challenge, Moira de Ste. Croix on Dejavu
2014 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, Kentucky - 4th CCI*, Moira de St. Croix on Blue Ben and top Canadian
2014 Ontario Young Rider Champion