RIDER SPOTLIGHT



HealthEquine Therapies wanted to get on board with our clients show season & is proud to follow along the journey of three riders and mounts in their chosen discipline as they compete in the 2019 show ring.



Chelsey Overell & Hickory - Jumpers

My name is Chelsey Overell. I have been riding since I was 5 years old. I own three horses Jackson, Pepper and Hickory. And run a small riding program out of MJM Equestrian Centre called Abbey Road Stables. I enjoy bringing along young horses and teaching riding lessons. 

My current project is Hickory, a 8 year old Percheron Tb Cross mare. I bought Hickory in July 2018 where she was a pasture ornament and had minimal training at that time. We spent the summer learning the basics and went on a couple foxhunts in the fall. Over the winter we completed at a couple schooling Jumper shows. This summer we will be competing on the Central West Trillium circuit doing the 0.9m jumpers. 

When I am not playing with horses you can find me running my own business called The Chestnut Tree Footcare and Orthotics. I am a Registered Chiropodist (foot specialist). I am also the horse show manager for the Hamilton Hunt Club Horse Shows. 

I have known Lauren of HealthEquine Therapies for the last 10 years and she has been keeping my horses in tip top shape. 





Nicole Deline & Willow - Dressage

I would like to continue to grow my training program at Touch of Class Equine by developing young riders and motivating advanced clients to excel in their sport. 

This year willow and I will be competing Gold Training level and Silver First level to hopefully qualify for Championships.Willow is an 8 year old Clydesdale Cross and  approximately 18hh.

 I would like to continue developing Willow to compete at third level by 2019. I am also hoping in 2019 to travel back down to WEF with Willow and other client horses to compete.





Katie Sormaz & Donovan - Jumpers

While my initial introduction to the equestrian world was through the hunters, I have been fully committed to the jumpers for about 10 years. 

My goal for the 2019 show season is to begin moving up through the jumper divisions on the Ontario “A” circuit with Donovan, as well as introduce my young horse to the excitement of horse showing. While training at home, the focus will continue to be building on the necessary flat and technical jumping skills required to succeed.

Donovan is a 2007 registered Canadian Warmblood by Rio Grande, and is the true embodiment of the phrase “puppy dog personality”. He has experience in the hunters, jumpers, and dressage, and while he clearly enjoys being in any of those 3 rings, he definitely shines in the jumpers. 

This season we would like to build on our experience showing in Ohio at the World Equestrian Centre and develop the skills needed for the 1.10m ring.


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