HealthEquine Therapies Ambassador Riders
HealthEquine Therapies is delighted to offer our Ambassador Sponsorship Program. Meet our Riders!
My name is Rachael Shannon and I have been riding for the past 17 years. Last year I bought a 3-year-old Westfalen Warmblood, Aria. I have had the pleasure of knowing Aria since the day she was born. I have been able to be a part of all aspects of her upbringing and training from halter training to laying over her back for the first time. I have always loved bringing along young horses and in the past have competed up to 1.10M at A Circuit. Aria is a sweet and quirky chestnut mare that will hopefully be my next horse to take me further in the jumper ring in the A Circuit, however, as of right now she is looking a lot like a hunter!
As Aria is still young, the next couple of seasons will be all about positive experiences at shows and in the show ring. Our goal is to do some schooling off-property over the summer at Angelstone and Caledon and to do some flat classes at Trillium or local schooling shows. I am excited to see what ring best suits Aria as she grows and matures into herself. Lauren's services have already made a huge difference in her willingness to stretch and relax under saddle, and as we know for a chestnut mare that is not always easy!!
Hi! I'm Justine and this is my 13 year old Paint x Canadian gelding Cowboy. Cowboy and I have been partners for the last 6 years and have dabbled in a wide variety of sports ranging from Ontario Extreme Cowboy Racing to our current focus, dressage. We are going to be debuting at 2nd level this summer and have schooling 3rd level at home.
This summer we will be competing with Caledon Dressage and are hoping to hit some of the Hamilton Hunt Dressage or Combined training shows.
I'm excited to see what this show season brings and keeping Cowboy in tip top physical shape is important to our success. I'm definitely looking forward to having Lauren added onto Cowboy's support team.
Hi, my name is Cheyanne and I'm 11 years old and love to ride my horse, Ben. Ben and I have been showing together since I was 4 years old. We've had lots of fun together and won some trophies and ribbons too! Ben and I will be competing in the junior division of the Ontario High School Rodeo this coming show season.
When I'm not at the barn with Ben or at school, I like to explore nature, or do arts and crafts. I also like Harry Potter and have started reading about all the adventures he has at Hogwarts. I cannot wait to have more fun adventures with my buddy Ben this year!
It's very important to me that Ben feels his best when we're off to a rodeo or club show competition. Lauren is going to be a big help to keep Ben's muscles feeling loose and ready to run!
I'm Lincoln Bosch and this handsome quarter horse with me is Ben. Ben and I have been partners for 7 years in the team roping pen. I've been riding for 35 years and roping for 10 years.
My family and I have had Ben since he was 3 years old and he's as comfortable with me roping in a rodeo as he is with our 11 year old daughter trotting around a club show pen.
Together, Ben and I are planning on competing in the Ontario IPRA rodeo circuit and various team roping jackpots in Southern Ontario.
When I'm not riding, I am a certified fitter/welder by trade who's always eager for the work day to end so that I can chase a few cows with Ben.
My name is Jasmine Darte. I have been involved with horses since the age of 4 when I first started taking lessons. After many years of myself, my two sisters and my mom being involved in the equestrian world, my family and I decided to build and open our own facility.
We have been running Benchview Equestrian Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake since 2000 where I am currently the manager. I have owned, leased and sold several horses throughout the years with my focus being in the Hunters. I have shown on the central west zone of the Trillium circuit, as well as our local circuits and brought along numerous green horses. When not working in the barn or working on the greenies, I enjoy furthering my knowledge with an abundance of books covering many topics within the horse and industry.
This year I have the pleasure to work with and bring along a newer horse to the barn. Scotty is a 4 (turning 5) year old quarter horse. We have been working on the finishing touches of becoming a hunter. This year we plan to enjoy the season showing on the Silver Series circuit. Since still young we will start small and work on building solid confidence and finesse a lovely hunter division jump by jump. I am beyond excited to see what this show season will bring us!
My name is Katie Sormaz and I've been riding for almost 20 years, with a focus on the Jumpers for over 10 years.
I'm the proud horse mom to Donovan and Hennessy, who has been benefiting from Lauren's services for over 3 years. Donovan and I have partnered with HealthEquine Therapies for a couple of years, but this last year I made the decision to focus on bringing along my young horse.
Hennessy is a 2015 Clyde X Thoroughbred mare that my trainer and I backed in June 2018. While the last two years have been spent focusing on fundamentals, we are going to be competing at the Angelstone Silver Series in the 0.8m and 0.9m divisions and introducing her to her first Ontario A Circuit show at the end of the summer.
I'm excited to see what this young horse has to offer, and am proud to have Lauren's support in making sure she is always feeling and performing at her best.