Sharon Harnish

Sharon started riding horses at the age of 5 and has been involved with horses in one way or another since.  Always wanting a career with horses, but never thinking it was a possibility, Sharon went ahead and earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree and started a 15 year career in the banking industry.  Four years ago, she left all of that behind to pursue her dream and really put that business degree to work and opened her own business.  Thistle Dew Farm, is located in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia with an 18 stall riding facility and indoor arena on a 100 acre property overlooking the Mira River.  Her lesson program started soon after which has already produced two year end NSEF Provincial Smallfry Champions.

Sharon showed horses as a teenager but took a break for quite a while to further her education, start a family and build her farm.  “In 2017 I returned to showing locally with a new horse, Zippos Good Conclusion aka Steve.  In 2018 things were starting to gel and we took it on the road and covered most of Nova Scotia and had a very successful year.  Always looking for a challenge, we stepped up our game to compete in Sussex, New Brunswick in the Open Division at the Maritime Quarter Horse Association show series.  As the year went on, we were achieving better and better results and broke into the top 3 by the third and final show.  We had a great first year showing in English & Western Pleasure events at that level and are looking forward to returning.”

“Early 2018 I started giving Elite Three products to Steve, who would get very anxious in the show ring.  Since starting him on Evolve and Hemp Seed Oil, I can see a huge difference in his demeanor.  He is much more relaxed and attentive now when we show.  The results speak for themselves.”


2017 NSEF Cape Breton District English Flat Champion

2018 CBWR Year End High Point Senior Rider

2018 NSEF Cape Breton District Showmanship Champion

2018 NSEF Cape Breton District Senior English Flat Champion

2018 NSEF Provincial Senior Showmanship Champion

2018 NSEF Provincial Senior English Flat Champion

2018 NSEF Provincial All Around Champion