Recent Press

Oakhurst Farm is making headlines all over these days.  Below are some of the recent articles posted about Oakhurst, Ruth and Mark and the Oakhurst Show Team.  If you find any other news that we have missed, please let us know and we’ll be sure to add it!

Nov 23, 2017 Equestrian Canada

Ruth Allum is elected as the new Chair of Canadian Eventing. Read the press release from Equestrian Canada here.

Aug 29, 2017 Liberty Shots

Oakhurst Farm is the host of the only 3 Day Long Format Event in Eastern Canada. Read the review by Official Photographer Liberty Shots.

July 19, 2017

New National Coaching Committee Members – Ruth Allum named to the National Coaching Committee for Equestrian Canada.

Click here to read the Horse-Canada article

March 30, 2017

Oakhurst Farm announces they will host Eastern Canada’s only Long Format 3 Day Event Clinic and Competition

Click here to read the Horse-Canada article

Feb 25, 2016 –

Eventing & Dressage Lead Progressive Sport Governance Change within Equine Canada

Ruth Allum is re-elected to the Canadian Eventing Committee as Canadian Eventing and Dressage Canada elect new boards. These two groups are leading the way when it comes to progressive sport governance change within Equine Canada (EC). Click here to read about it.

Nov 21, 2015 – Oakhurst Farm & Ontario Horse Trials Association

Oakhurst Farm is named as Site of the 2016 OHTA provincial Horse Trials Championships.  Find out more here.


Oct 2015 – Horse.On.Ca

Mark Nelson is named the President of the Ontario Equestrian Federation’s Board of Directors.
Read his first letter to the OEF Membership in the Fall edition of Whoa!


Sept 2015 – Add this event to your calendar now – Oakhurst Horse Trials

This past weekend, for the first time, I competed at one of my new favourite events, Oakhurst Horse Trials. The event is organized by the owners of Oakhurst Farm, Mark Nelson and Ruth Allum, and is located in Ashton, Ontario, which is only 30 minutes from Ottawa. The event runs divisions from Pre-entry to Preliminary. Click here to see the whole article.

Oct 16, 2014 –

Canadian Eventing Committee Announces 2014 Election Results

The Canadian Eventing Committee (CEC) is pleased to announce the results of the 2014 elections for committee members.  Ruth Allum is elected as Chair of Coaching on the Canadian Eventing Committee.  Read more here.


June 24, 2014 – Horse Junkies United

Eventing at the 2015 Pan Am Games

Mark Nelson – the Eventing Director for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, is interviewed about progress at the event site.  Read more here.


May 30, 2013 – CTV News @ 6 – Ottawa

Terry Marcotte (CTV News Ottawa, Sports) works with Ruth Allum to show the new Equine Canada horse and riding introduction program – Fundamentals.  You can see the newscast here


April 2012 – Equine Canada’s Coaching Update 2012

Plan to Succeed: Interviews with Coaches

Eventing Athlete Clinic: Interview with Eventing Coach Ruth Allum


June 26, 2011 – Horse Junkies United’s website:

My OTTB’s First Clinic – With Jessica Phoenix!

An interview with a student who rides in a Jessica Phoenix Clinic at Oakhurst Farm.  Read more here.


If you find any other news that we have missed, please let us know and we’ll be sure to add it!