"We must never forget, every time we sit on a horse, what an extraordinary privilege it is: to be able to unite one's body with that of another sentient being, one that is stronger, faster and more agile by far than we are, and at the same time, brave, generous, and uncommonly forgiving." - William Steinkraus, Olympic equestrian.
Gillian offers group and private lessons that cater to your specific goals and needs. Take a lesson on your own horse or work with one of the many safe and educated horses available in Gillian's lesson program. For more information on her rates and policies please click here.
Whether you would like to improve on your flat or jumping, Gillian provides customize clinics and workshops, for horses and riders of all skill levels, to help you improve and enhance your riding skills.
RIDING & HORSEMANSHIP THEORY
To ensure that her students become all-round horsemen and horsewomen, Gillian provides unmounted lessons covering such topics as safe horse handling, horse behaviour, tack care and fitting, lunging, and first aid.
TACK ROOM YOGA
As a RYT200 Yoga Teacher Gillian offers a unique yoga experience specifically designed for equestrians to improve their strength, flexibility, and balance. For more information about Tack Room Yoga please visit this page.
RIDER LEVEL TESTING
As an Equine Canada certified coach Gillian can test riders up to and including rider level 7. She can also help you prepare for all four phases of your rider level. Contact Gillian for more information on rider level testing.
Gillian specializes in three-day adult camps that include, but are not limited to, riding, hacking, horsemanship skills, and ground work. Please contact Gillian if you are interested in one of her summer camps.
Are you looking for a mentor? Gillian offers a mentoring program for those committed to pursuing their Instructor of Beginners (IOB) certification. She will focus on writing lesson plans, teaching mounted and unmounted lessons, lunging with and without a student, and lesson auditing. All candidates must have obtained their rider level 6 or be working towards their level 6 and hold a current OEF membership and EC Silver sports license. The NCCP/EC Equestrian Theory Workshop, MED online evaluation, and a First Aid certification are highly recommended before beginning her program as they are prerequisites to the IOB evaluation. For more information or to register please contact Gillian.
Gillian also organizes other horse related acitivities such as musical ride practices, equine book club, horse shows, and horse movie night.