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Equestrian  Canada Certified and Licensed Competition Coach

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, only a few will catch your heart...pursue those."

 
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A Bit About Me

My love for horses started as a little girl, I have been attracted to them for as long as I can remember.  When I finally convinced my parents to let me take riding lessons, I was instantly hooked.  At age 12, I was already working all summer as a trail guide in a stable nearby my parents home in Quebec and taking English riding lessons at Centre Equestre Val-Morin, QC.  That is where my first coach, Marie-Claire Savard and not too long after, my first boss, Denys Casavant, inspired me to pursue a career in the horse industry.  After getting a College Degree in Equine Science at ITA La Pocatiere, QC.  I made my way west to work at Spruce Meadows, AB.  Having the chance to ride and train under the supervision and mentoring of the great Albert Kley has been without a doubt, one of the best thing that happened to me.  My path then changed a bit when I decided to have a family, but the passion never died, it only grew stronger.  I am  so excited to have come back to my roots to share my passion with others and spend my days among those who taught me the most in life; the horses.

 

Lessons

Horses are the best teachers, I'm just here to help you become a better student for them.

Private Lessons

My first priority is for my students to learn to respect and love horses for the noble animal they are!  In the saddle, I strongly believe in the importance of developing strong basics, including a good seat and aids coordination but also learning to control your thoughts and emotions while working with horses.  Spots are limited so please contact me for more information and availability.  

-1 hour private lesson on your own horse:        $50 + GST

-1 hour private lesson on a school horse:          $60 + GST

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Other Services

Click on the link below to see my current price list of other services offered.  Please, contact me for more details as availability is extremely limited.

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Forms

To be completed prior to your first lesson.

Waiver

Please, fill out this form and bring it with you on your first lesson.  Note that there is one version for adult riders and one version for kids.  Make sure you fill out the appropriate form.

New Rider Information

Please, fill out this form and bring it with you on your first lesson.  Thank you!

 

For Sale

Training horses and finding them good loving homes is something I am truly passionate about.  Below are the horses and/or ponies that I currently have for sale.  Contact me for more information, pictures and videos.

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Little Lucie (SOLD!)

Lucie is a small 7 years old unregistered Thoroughbred Cross mare (15H) with a big stride for her size. Lucie is still a little green but has strong basics and would be a great project for a confident youth or a small lady.  She has some horse show experience in the jumper ring and could also do well in Dressage.  She is light on her feet and is really smart.  Lucie is being ridden regularly on the flat and over fences. She trailers really well, clips, bathes and has great ground manners.  She has also been on trail rides in the mountains a couple times. Come meet her! You won't be disappointed!  Contact me for more information.

Je M' Envole

*Not currently offered for sale.*  I recently welcomed home this beautiful  2014, 16 Hands KWPN mare by Balou Du Rouet.  This girl has the sweetest personality and is a joy to be around.  She demonstrates amazing technique over jumps, lots of scope and with  her impressive lines including the famous Baloubet Du Rouet, I'm exited to see how she will progress as she gains experience and confidence.  Her grand sire, The champion Baloubet Du Rouet achieved an unprecedented three-in-a-row in the FEI Jumping World Cup™ and then ensured immortality by riding with Pessoa to Olympic gold in 2004.

Diamond in the Ruf

2017, 12.2 hands, registered half breed Welsh Pony. This sporty and flashy little mare has it all!   She demonstrates great talents over jumps and with her bold and intelligent personality, she promises to become an outstanding show pony for a very lucky young rider!  Started under saddle, walk-trot-canter and over small jumps.  Contact me for more info and video!

 

Picture Gallery

Friends of the Past

Here are a few of  the horses and ponies that I've worked with in the past but that are no longer under my care. (Click on pictures to see them in full.)

Miss Wales
Miss Wales

Welsh Pony

Indy
Indy

Welsh Pony

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Kamina. CWB Only with me for a short time but I enjoyed every minute in the saddle!

Miss Wales
Miss Wales

Welsh Pony

 
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"A true horseman, he isn't someone who just tacks up and rides.  His affinity with horses runs much deeper. He understands them and respects them.  He truly loves them for the noble and intelligent creatures they are."

Albert Kley

 

Contact Me

Melanie Lamarche

403-479-2911

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