OUR FAMILY

Tina Allen has grown up with horses and competed in horse shows during the ‘60's. She spent a year at a riding academy in England, working towards a BHS assistant-instructor accreditation. Upon return from there she taught at the long-ago Millstone Stables, run by her sister, in Nanaimo, B.C. After an absence from riding to pursue a career and family, she returned to riding in the mid-80's, concentrating on hunter/jumper and competed extensively throughout B.C., winning numerous championships in the jumper divisions. The purchase of Galway Farm was the realization of a life-time dream.

Jamie Allen - Son Jamie started showing at about age 8, and continued to do so during his youth, with his wonderful horses Playboy Ed and Electra, and qualified for the Continental Young Riders, after competing in the Intermediate Division at Spruce Meadows. He was selected to ride for a junior Canadian show-jumping team in South Africa. He then left for Ontario, where he groomed & rode for Tom Gayford and Jay Hayes. He became a carpenter and is now working full-time on the farm on various construction projects and repairs.

Will Lloyd - Son Will also started showing in the hunter ring at a young age on his special pony Penny Pincher, developing a relationship that saw them to championships at shows around B.C., with him winning the CEF Champion Small & Medium Pony Hunter for 1994. Also in that year he shared the Desmond G. Griffin Memorial Scholarship, awarded by Spruce Meadows, with his brother Jamie. After an absence of riding for 15 years, he fell in love with one of the farm’s horses, One Above and returned to the jumper ring last year and was immediately champion at virtually every show he competed in on Vancouver Island, Washington State and Rocky Mountain Show Jumping in Calgary. He is finding new challenges this year competing at a higher level. Will is now a welder by trade and is kept busy full-time on the farm as barn manager and services supervisor.