Chris Salko, Owner
Chris is a second generation horse farm owner who has lived and worked on this property his entire life. His parents Anna and Andrew started Salko Farm in 1948. When he is not helping students, you will find Chris either on his tractor, bailing hay or keeping the stable and grounds in immaculate condition. If you stop by for a visit, you will need to be able to walk fast to keep up with this man. He does not like to stand still and works more than 12 hours per day. Chris took over the farm at the age of 19. His amazing work ethic and drive have been major contributing factors towards the evolution and creation of today’s version of Salko Farm. He has lived on this farm his whole life. Where horses are concerned, he has seen it all. We have just entered the 50th year with Chris at the helm of this wonderful family owned and operated, riding facility.
Jane Salko, Manager/Finance
Before settling in Southport, Jane had a long career working in various aspects of global markets for US and Swiss Banks in Toronto, Ontario and in London, England. When it was time to start her career as a mother (4 times over!), she re-qualified as an accountant and started her own business while living in the UK. Helping Chris manage the farm, scheduling riding lessons, running the operations and business side of the family farm, is the most interesting 'job' Jane has ever had. Previous 'hobbies' include many years of being a competitive sponsored endurance athlete mostly in Ironman distance triathlon and Ultra Trail Running - (up to 100km distance). If Jane ever leaves the farm, you will find her at the gym, out with Archie, or in a Bikram yoga class.....sweating enough for 4 people and enjoying the 90 minutes of 'disconnect'. She is also a fitness/yoga instructor and a personal trainer.