EC Certified Equestrian Coach Specialist.
Dressage, Hunter & Jumper
NCCP Level III
I am not one to "blow my own horn" or "market my own skills" so writing about what I do pushes me outside of my comfort zone.
I rode horses for twenty years and coached professionally for ten of them. In pursuit of attaining higher levels of equestrian riding and coaching skills I ventured out from Smithers to Ontario. (London and then Toronto)
Back to Vancouver BC in 1999 my journey changed direction to follow an Internet business building path. Riding and coaching activities were placed on hold.
The next twenty years were spent learning "life" skills, building websites, marketing alternative health products, managing staff and servicing customer needs.
Through a series of circumstances, I find myself living once again in the Bulkley Valley and have the opportunity to rekindle a connection with horses. An unintentional full circle.
I offer a huge heartfelt thank you to my new wonderful friend (you know who you are) for bravely reaching out to me for lessons. After such a long hibernation I wasn't sure I could still coach but you truly have inspired me to take action and step back into this amazingly creative work with horses.
I am so very grateful for all the horses, coaches and riders that helped me build a foundation of technical knowledge, correct basics and safe practices.
A huge thank you to all my current students, for taking a leap of faith. I am truly humbled for the trust you have in my approach to riding.
I am not sure what took place in the gap of time away from riding, but I now "see" and "feel" so much more from the horses and riders expression and movements. I believe I now offer more depth, compassion, patience and understanding to seasoned and blossoming equestrian riders.
I can't promise first place ribbons at competitions, "fix" a hard core problem horse, nor take you to the highest levels, but I think I can help broaden your understanding of your horses motion, actions and reactions and improve your riding skills, technically and creatively.
If you and your horse are happier from what I impart, I am elated. Good coaching is an art. This is what I do.
General Area for Coaching: Smithers, BC Canada
Specific lesson locations include, but not limited to: BV Fair Grounds & Raven Ridge Equestrian Ctr.
If you have an arena with safe footing, I can travel to your place for regular lessons or clinics.
Email me for rates etc: email@example.com