About Us

Jeanne Mervyn -- Owner & Trainer

Jeanne Mervyn

Born just outside London England, Jeanne's first riding memories were atop the family Lab's doghouse. In 1977, after successfully completing her BHSAI in England, she emigrated to Canada. Though she began working at at Thoroughbred stable, she soon moved to Owen Sound and held a teaching position at Rose Hill Farms.

After marrying husband Lyle, she soon started her own operation: Crystalbrooke Farm. In 1985 she completed her CEF Coaching Level I and four years later received her CEF Coaching Level II diploma.

Since then, Jeanne has continued to teach riders of all levels. Her biggest coaching achievementt thus far was in 2007 when she coached Fillepe and Reba McIver to a bronze medal at the NAJYR Championships.

Jeanne's passionate belief in the basics of horsemanship and total understanding of the horse is why she is so well respected among her clients and peers.

 

Jeremy Murdoch -- Assistant Trainer & Rider

Jeremy Murdoch

Jeremy has been at Crystalbrooke Farm for quite some time. He began riding at Crystalbrooke almost 15 years ago, starting with weekly lessons. He gradually increased his time at the stable, working on weekends, then co-oping in grade 12 and eventually working full time after graduating high school.

Besides competing in both the hunter and jumper rings, Jeremy's greatest talent is working with young and difficult horses. He has broke and started many young horses.

In his spare time (he doesn't have much), Jeremy likes to play hockey in the winter and golf in the summer. He is a huge fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.