Welcome to our beautiful equestrian facility located 1 mile east of Lancaster Ontario, 20 min. from Cornwall, 40 min. from West Island Montreal, and 60 min. from Ottawa. Reithof Rumke Inc. has many services to offer such as training, riding instruction, summer camps, working student packages, horse retirement packages and much more.
Brigitte, known better as Gitti by her friends, is a CEF certified Level 2 coach. Gitti started vaulting at the age of 12, and moved on to the saddle at the age of 14. By the age of 15, she had chosen dressage as her discipline of preference and has continued with it throughout her riding career. After she completed high school, Gitti, was successful competing at the Canadian Young Rider level, a very tough and competitive level. She then went to train in Germany with Christelot Boylen, Udo Lange, and Dr. Zeidler.
In 2002, Gitti enrolled at Laurentian University in Sudbury, and graduated with a bachelor of science in Nursing. During the summer months between school years, Gitti would return home to coach, train horses and hold summer camps. Now back in Glengarry, Gitti opened Reithof Rumke Inc., an equestrian centre focused on promoting the discipline she loves while helping other riders discover the wonder of horses.
1996: Basic 2 Junior Quebec Provincial Champion
1997: Basic 4 Junior Quebec Provincial Champion
1998: FEI Junior Champion in Saratoga, N.Y., FEI Junior Quebec Provincial Champion, Canadian National Dressage Champion East division FEI Junior Reserve Champion
1999: Young Rider Ontario Champion, Young Rider Quebec Champion
1999: Certified Level 1 CEF Coach
2000: Trained in Germany
2002-06: Pursued a degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Laurentian University
2003(summer): Offered summer camp courses
2007: Opened full time equestrian facility (Reithof Rumke Inc.)