About Donna & Alex

Donna von Hauff – Co-founder of Strathcona Animal Bedding

When Donna retired as the Vice President Advancement for Concordia University College of Alberta she was able to focus on her lifetime hobby of horses. As an avid horse owner and rider, Donna understands the strong co-relation between good barn health and optimal performance in horses. She and her husband Peter of 40 years owns and operates a Peruvian Paso ranch situated outside of Sherwood Park.

Favorite Horse Quote:

“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle”- Winston Churchill 



R. Alex von Hauff – Co-founder of Strathcona Animal Bedding

Alex is a graduate of MacEwan University’s Police & Investigations program, an avid rider and community volunteer. His formal training to analyze situations provides valuable feedback to barn and livestock operations.
He has over 10 years of experience in working with horses and riders, and has attended riding clinics in Alberta, British Columbia and South America to increase his knowledge of the Equestrian world. Over the past 7 years, he has developed a Peruvian Paso equine operation partnered with Donna von Hauff.

Favorite Horse Quote:

The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse” – Author Unknown

“Horse ownership is an expensive venture. Clean, dry bedding is just as important as good nutrition and exercise.”