Larry Friedlander (owner/operator)
Larry started working at Tally-Ho when he was 15 years old by doing odd jobs so he could be around the horses. Although he dabbled in a few other professions in his early adult years (including obtaining certification as a farrier), his love of the Tally-Ho and the horses always brought him back. With the help of his parents, he was able to make his passion his job and joined Tally-Ho’s long-time owner, Bruce Wright, as a partner in the company in 1990, when he was 23 years old. He’s enjoyed a few different partners in the business over the years and in 2009 he was finally able to achieve his long-term dream of owning the company outright.
Larry is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and is always trying to find time for a ride on his Harley. He is also completely addicted to the game of squash and plays at least a couple of times a week. He looks forward to camping trips in the summer and just hanging out with family and friends.
Larry, Donna, and their daughters, Brianna (2001) and Kennadie (2004) live on Hidden Acres Farm in Central Saanich, BC. Their extended family includes the 17 Tally-Ho horses, their Leonberger dog “Jolee”, Australian Shepherd dog “Gypsy”, Maine Coon X cat “Maddison” and Ragdoll cat “Milo”.
Kate has been with Tally-Ho since 2006 and took on the manger role in 2012. She is devoted to the well being of the horses and happiness of the staff, and we are delighted to have her increase her role within the company! Kate has a special ability when it comes to carriage driving and is always looking to hone her skills and create that rewarding experience when you connect with a horse and gain its trust.
Randy started at Tally-Ho in 1999 with a great love of horses. He has held many roles within the company, including carriage driver, trainer and manager. Back in the 1960′s he spent countless hours watching wild horses interact with each other on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, in his native Alberta. This unique experience greatly broadened his understanding of horse behaviours; he has a wonderful affinity for connecting with the horses and has started many of the carriage horses on the road today.
Bruce has been with Tally-Ho since 1964, and was an owner for almost 30 years. Today, Bruce is our key ticket salesman - he tells the best stories and customers love his tales of travel! Take the time to meet him while visiting Victoria… you are guaranteed to have a great time!
Along with the horses, Tally-Ho’s carriage drivers make the company what it is. Although we like our drivers to have an affinity for horses when they start the job, we truly hire those people who we feel will be able to fulfill our corporate philosophy of customer satisfaction and who will radiate hospitality and fun. Our drivers are professional, courteous and friendly. They possess a wealth of knowledge on the city of Victoria and will be able to provide historical information, amuse you funny anecdotes, and assist you with suggestions on where to eat and how to spend your time in Victoria.