Hawesview Equestrian Centre is owned and operated by Barry and Mary Hawes. They have owned Hawesview Farm for 20 years. When they first started farming they had a calf and cow operation with 100 head of Limousine beef cattle. Barry stopped farming the land in 1999, the year their 3rd daughter was born. Along with the farm Barry holds a management position with a world-wide automation company in Cambridge, and has been there for 30+ years. Mary has a background in Registered Nursing along with over 20 years of employment at Aldaview Services where she worked with developmentally challenged children and adults. Mary also worked as an Educational Assistant for the Waterloo District, and the Waterloo Catholic School Boards with children and teens that have special learning styles.
In 2007, the Hawes family made the decision to expand on their youngest daughter’s passion of horseback riding by building a riding facility on the home farm. The dream was to have a place where they could enjoy watching their equine friends like Tigger and Sturbon, along with other families and their horses. After having been involved in the equine world it was very clear to Barry and Mary what they wanted to provide for boarders, equines, and families that would frequent their facility. Their experiences are what encouraged their mission statement.
Hawesview Equestrian Center’s Mission Statement:
"We believe that a safe, secure, healthy environment, free of prejudices, bullying and gossip, is where riders, parents, horses and ponies can enjoy the optimal equine experience."
Sadly, Mary had been battleing cancer since first being diagnosed in June of 2009, and lost her couragous battle on December 15th, 2012. Barry, and his 2 daughters, Karli and Jodi, along with the great team in place at the farm, have been doing their best to carry on the business that ultimately was Mary's passion and dream for her family.
Their youngest daughter, Karli (shown below with one of her horses, Sturbon), has been riding since she was just 3 years old and continues to advance in her riding abilities. She is very passionate about riding and horses, is full of determination, and shows a welcoming leadership to new and current riders at Hawesview Equestrian Centre.
The Hawes family are very proud to offer a very clean and safe Equine facility with a 24 stall barn built by the owners, from the ground up. Every stall was custom built. There is a large wash bay with hot and cold running water. An indoor, brightly lit arena that is attached to the barn, and an outdoor sand ring, both completely excavated and drained. A large grass ring complete with a hunter course will be ready summer 2011 as well as a cross country course. They have 26 acres of seeded paddocks with large, straw bedded, shelters. The property boasts 100 acres of riding trails for the pleasure rider. The second floor of the barn houses an office, a large observation room with a kitchenette, a schooling tack area and a tack room with large built-in lockers. An added feature is the “Trails End Lounge“ where riders can relax and have their lunch or just sit back and enjoy a multitude of reading and video material. “Trails End Lounge“ is heated in the winter time.