Owner & Operator Of Linden Leaf Farm
Rae Samms owns and operates Linden Leaf Farm, one of Atlantic Canada’s largest equestrian facilities, providing boarding, breeding, sales, rehabilitation, and equine business consultation services. Rae began dressage riding at nine years old, and gained experience riding a variety of breeds in both Canada and the UK. While living in England, Rae purchased her first horse, Lipizzaner gelding Siglavy Monteaura (aka Boz). Though Boz was dominant and often aggressive, Rae immediately fell in love with the sensitive and intelligent breed, learning natural horsemanship skills to develop a strong bond with the troubled gelding. In 2014, Rae and her husband Daniel decided it was time to move back to Canada to pursue their dream of starting their own business in the horse industry. They purchased two Lipizzaner mares from Slovenia and flew their small herd across the Atlantic, settling in Nova Scotia. Balancing a full-time job in healthcare, the thriving farm business, family life with their young son, and her passion for riding and competing, Rae hopes to provide advice and mentorship for other aspiring equestrian entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow their equine businesses.