Tracies’s goal for Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding is to offer everyone the chance to experience Oxtongue's natural beauty on horseback.
Tracie, with her husband Greg and two children, Charisse and Korby, spent many years in Alberta and British Columbia, most of it around horses. On the outskirts of Calgary, Tracie worked on a 300 head cattle ranch, as well as managed a boarding stable of 22 horses. In addition, she volunteered for several years on the chuckwagon circuit tour for the World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA).
Tracie inherited her love of horses from her grandfather. An important fact, especially to Tracie, is that she is the only and youngest of 23 grandchildren to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a horse trainer.
Her family’s roots run deep in the area. Tracie grew up on Oxtongue Lake and her family has been an active part of the community for more than 50 years. When Tracie returned home to Oxtongue several years ago, starting a horseback riding business was a natural decision. After a lot of planning, trail blazing and general hard work, her dream came to fruition much to the benefit of the local community and visitors alike.