The Installation

  1. -Main stable with 30 concrete stalls with rubber mats

  2. -Automatic stable cleaner

  3. -Locker room with individual lockers

  4. -1 indoor and 2 outdoor showers

  5. -Laundry room

  6. -Club house and kitchenette overlooking the indoor arena

  7. -Insulated indoor arena (70’ x 190’)

  8. -2 outdoor riding rings (300’ x 700’; 250’ x 100’)

  9. -8 all-season pastures with heated, running water and run-in sheds

  10. -New breeding barn with 6 big foaling stalls

  11. -Stallion collecting station and brood mare insemination stock

  12. -Veterinary laboratory

Total area 1 000 000 square ft

The Team   

Francis Berger

Owner of South Shore Farm since 1999, Francis has acquired a reputation for excellence and quality in both the National and International equestrian scene.

Some highlights of his career include:

  1. -Individual Champion at the North American Young Rider Championships

  2. -Member of the Gold Medal Team at the North American Young Rider Championships

  3. -4th at the World University Young Rider Championships in Italy

  4. -Trainer of the Year in Quebec in 1999

  5. -The only Quebec trainer to have trained 3 different riders who were “short listed” on the Canadian Team

  6. -Trainer of the 2006 Canadian Champion

  7. -Trainer of Best Canadian Junior rider 2005

  8. -Trainer of Silver Medal North American Junior Young Rider Quebec Team 2007

  9. -Trainer of the FEQ Horse of the Year in 2009

  10. -Breeder and Trainer of Top Canadian Bred 5 year old 2009

Francis is a level 3 certified trainer by the Fédération Equestre du Quebec. His students are competitive on the Quebec and Ontario provincial circuits throughout the summer as well as at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida during the winter months.

He is Internationally renown for finding and training top horses.

Francis has also been instrumental in the development of Equus Integral, the exclusive Canadian distributor for the complete European based lines: Cavalor, Devoucoux, and Trust Equestrian .


Our equestrian boarders are housed in well lit and well ventilated 12’ x 14’ concrete stall which are lined with rubber mats. Weather permitting outdoor turnout is available in both grass and sand paddocks.

Included in the basic monthly fee is:

  1. -Feed 3 x day

  2. -Daily care and observation

  3. -3 turnouts per week

  4. -Access to indoor and outdoor riding rings

  5. -An individual locker for equipment

Daily turnouts and other care and training services are available for various rates.

Outdoor boarding is also available for young horses and brood-mares. The paddocks are equipped with run-in shelters, running, heated water and feed racks.

Training & Lessons   

We offer various training options, from the starting of young horses under saddle to coaching at Amateur to Grand-prix show jumping.

Private and semi-private lessons.

Coaching at Provincial, National and International competition levels throughout the summer is provided, as well as at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida throughout the winter months. Full grooming is provided if needed for all clients and their horses for the duration of the show.

Contact us for more information and rates.

Mélissandre Lincourt & Rainy Day, Winner of 2010 International Blainville Speed Derby

Photo: Debra Jamroz

David Arcand

David Arcand & Santos Utopia, 4th World Cup Qualifier International Bromont 2010

Bianca Lafontaine

Claude Dufresne

Mélissandre Lincourt & Rainy Day, 1st Speed Derby International Blainville 2010

Tatiana Dzavik & Catwalk 19, 2011 Grand Prix Concours Hippique du Parc Ete,  photo: Yavuz Photo

Tatiana Dzavik