System Fencing would like to congratulate Jamie & Barb Millier owners of Classy Lane Stables and all the trainers/staff involved in the recent rebuild of their training centre which following a devastating fire in January destroyed a barn, 43 race horses and the belongings of the horsemen of Classy Lane Stables a Standardbred facility located in Puslinch, ON. We wish them all great success in the future with this beautiful new building and in their racing endeavors.
System Fencing was happy to supply new stalls, rubber matting and inside products to get this barn operational as quickly as possible. “It was a very tight time frame” said Vice-President Kevin Job “we wanted to jump in and help to make the rebuild happen as quickly as possible. The builders did a great job getting the building up so quickly.”
Jamie Millier said he has been grateful to System Fencing for their support. “They’ve always treated me very fair, and when the fire happened they realized, like a lot of people, ‘let’s chip in and see what we can do to help,’” Jamie said. “People like Kevin, it’s not only his business, it’s his livelihood and his way of life. This wasn’t stuff Kevin had sitting in storage or stock. He had to manufacture it; he just went out of his way to make sure he got it ready for us on time because he knew the importance of the date we wanted to be ready for because horses were coming back and we needed to be ready for that.
“Everyone in the horse business is in it more for the animals and the love of the sport. It’s not a huge moneymaker for the grooms and trainers, so they feel for the people in another barn when they have a problem just as much as the people with the problem do. Most of them have been there and done that and know what it’s like and they’ve seen the devastation in all the people’s eyes that were involved with the horses in the barn that burnt down, so they rallied to help.”
In under 5 months Classy Lane was back up and running. We hope through education, fire safety and planning that we do not see another winter like this past winter for Horse barn fires.
The front of the rebuilt barn at Classy Lane
Inside the new barn at Classy Lane showing our Finishline Stalls, Interlocking Rubber Mats and Custom Harness Hooks
Finishline Stalls with Rubber Mats in the new barn
A view of some of Roger Mayotte’s stable
Roger Mayotte, Kevin Job & Russ Taylor with multiple Stakes winner Elegant Serenity
Odyssey Performance Exerciser with a Half Roof Structure
Photos by Dave Landry Photography