about wits end

Wits End Horse Trials

Wits End is a multi-disciplinary training and horse show facility. Wits End was started by Jo Young and Bill McKeen whose eventing CVs and ongoing contribution to the sport are both nationally and internationally recognized. In late 2018 Jo’s daughter Amanda Hunter purchased the farm with the intention of continuing the legacy built by Jo and Bill (with their help, of course).

In the past Wits End hosted International FEI events up to the CIC*** Level. Now, we are more focused on grass roots with our latest very successful series “Eventing Kindergarten” commencing in 2018.  In 2023 we started offering our Jumper Schooling series and this year in 2024 we will be adding a Dressage Schooling series to the calendar.

We offer schooling with your own coach by appointment. Please see our Schooling page for more details.

our team


The maker of all the good Volunteer Snacks, Amanda is the owner of Wits End Events who spends a majority of her time practicing law  at her own Firm in Toronto. When Jo and Bill threatened to retire, she took on the overall responsibility of the facility to keep it going just a little longer....


Jack of all Trades, Becca is Wits End's Event Coordinator & Show Organizer she can answer all of your questions.
You can find Becca across the property doing anything from Administrations,Course Setting,  Jump Building , Repairing & painting and occasionally going above & beyond quite literally to trim branches on the XC Course.


Jo is the infamous Voice you will hear at every show across the loud speaker, guaranteed to give you a good laugh She is an International Dressage Judge and coach and founder of Wits End Events. Now famous as our show Announcer keeping us all in-the-know of the latest involuntary dismount on cross country.


Bill can be spotted at his security post on his ATV atop the Big Bank at every show. Bills Resume checks many boxes as a Technical Delegate, Course Designer, Horse Show Organizer, Teacher, Bill has worn many hats in his lifetime. Now Bill is the chief cross-country course mower and jump mover. He still won't let Any of the girls drive the tractor.