Equine Canada Certified Competition Coach

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

 

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 now so excited to 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

For kids and adults beginners and intermediates.

Private Lessons

My first priority is for my students to develop strong basics and a good understanding of the importance of a good seat and aids coordination in a safe and fun environment.  Spots are limited so please contact me for more information and availability.  

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

-1/2 hour private lesson on your own horse:     $35 + GST

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

-1/2 hour private lesson on a school horse:       $45 + GST

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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.

Indy (SOLD!)

2015 registered Welsh Pony Gelding.  14 Hands.   Really calm and gentle.  Ridden regularly on the flat.  Has been free jumped and will be started over jumps under saddle soon.  Already great with kids, trailers really well, good ground manners and loves cuddles!  Green pony but incredible mind.  This little guy could easily become the perfect school or show pony.  Contact me for more information. 

Diamond in the Ruff

2017, 13.1 Hands, registered Welsh Pony. This sporty and flashy little mare is currently in training and not yet offered for sale.  She demonstrate 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!  Check back again later for some updates or contact me for more info.

 

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.

 
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"Horses are powerful, but they are also loyal.  If you train them properly and take the time, they will do anything for you, to please you"

Albert Kley

 

Contact Me

Melanie Lamarche

403-479-2911

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Indy

Welsh Pony