The Trading Post Feed and Tack Ltd.

Box 188
3345 Island Highway,
Cassidy, B.C. Canada.
V0R 1H0.

Phone:  250 245-2115
Fax: 250  245-2186

10- 5:00 Mon - Sat. 
11 - 5 Sundays
Closed Stat Holidays




Philippa lived in West Vancouver until aged 12, then moved to Montreal where she took riding lessons!   She was hooked!   The family moved to an acreage when Philippa was 16 when she finally got her own horse and total insanity ruled from that time onwards.  ;-)

She studied Agriculture with a major in Animal Science at MacDonald College of McGill University,  married when she finished University in 1981 and moved to Gabriola where she had a herd of 40 milking goats.  The milk from her goats was used to make cheese. ​She moved from Gabriola Island to Ladysmith in December of 1988.  

  Philippa managed " Lordon's Horse Stuff" from 2004 until it closed it in 2010. For her next adventure she bought a horse blanket washing business.  She is the reason behind everyone's clean blankets! :)  We asked Philippa if she would work at the Trading Post while Claire was on Maternity leave and she has stayed on part time ever since .

Philippa is extremely knowledgeable about various farm animals and is a real asset to the business!




No, that's not a picture of Mary.  She's camera shy.

Mary grew up in Smithers where her Dad logged with horses.

Mary always wanted her own horse but was never allowed

After she moved out of the family home around age 20, her dream of owning a horse was finally realized.   She bought her first horse, an Appaloosa  named Cindy.  She took lessons on Cindy and did lots of trial riding.

Mary met Gary, got married and they have now been married for more than 25 years!  Wow!  They were involved in showing Quarter Horses for several years and Gary still currently gives lessons and helps people with horse related problems. 

Mary worked at Equine Emporium from 1998- 2012  and has brought that valuable experience and her knowledge of horses to The Trading Post.