October 30, 2013 14:14
Horses have always been a passion for me, starting with the spring horse my brother had when I was 2. I started riding lessons with the Regina Pony Club when I was a little older. After leasing horses and riding lessons I was able to get my own horse and I competed with him in dressage in Saskatchewan. Once I went to university I had to opportunity to travel to Germany to train and earn their rider performance medals. I earned my silver performance medal and also earned my Trainer B certification in dressage and jumping. That is the equivalent of the new Coach 2 Competition Specialist designation through Equine Canada. In the past several years, I have continued to train and compete in Germany and Canada in Dressage with much success with my horse Paso Doble 40 and my other horses as well as with some horses owned by other riders. I even had the opportunity to present a horse for a client in the Trakehner Mare Performance Test in Hessen, Germany. I competed this year with Paso at 4th Level and have seen great improvement in him throughout the season with much success. He is a spirited horse who is very smart but easily stressed when he doesn’t understand something. He loves attention and bananas. We have high hopes and big dreams to one day make the Canadian Team and it is through clinics like this one that we can get the help we need to continue on the path to success.
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