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The Schinkes: Following Their Dreams

“Follow Your Dream...” was the slogan of The Horse People Inc., a unique facility in the Ottawa Valley which saw thousands of children pass through their doors during their 35 years of operation. Beverley and Wolfgang Schinke devoted their lives to teaching youngsters from all over the world riding skills and the art of horsemanship in a fun atmosphere. Due to health issues and the fact that Wolf is now 82, the Schinkes made the difficult decision to close the operation and put the farm up for sale. “It was one of the most fulfilling experiences of both of our lives,” said Bev. “We have actually lived our dream and shared it with children we will never forget. I miss it already.” The pair both came from equine-rich backgrounds, albeit on different continents. “Wolf grew up in Germany with horses,” said Bev. “His father had a stable, and he was…

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