Kirsty is based in Calgary, Alberta. She works out of two barns - Ironhill Equestrian Centre in Priddis, SW Calgary and the other - Diamond Willow Stables, just south of Cochrane, where she coaches on a full time basis. She is also available on request for clinics.
Kirsty is an International Passport Level III trainer and NCCP Competition Specialist Coach Trained, specializing in training dressage and eventing riders at all levels. She is a successful competitor currently competing in the discipline of dressage. She enjoys coaching at all levels, whether it is someone wanting to ride recreationally or compete at an elite level. She also trains client horses at all levels and occasionally has quality young horses for sale.
She became involved in coaching and giving lessons in her early 20's and is passionate about improving the skill level and performance of horse riders in order to make riding, and being ridden more satisfying for rider and horse. Kirsty is currently studying towards an Advanced Coaching Diploma at the Calgary National Institute, to improve her effectiveness as a coach and mentor.
Kirsty herself is very fortunate to have regular access to elite trainers of the calibre of William Lee Tubman - 4 time Olympian, Niki Clarke (a very successful GP rider / trainer from California) and has trained in the past with Bonny Bonnello whose attention to detail is second to none.
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Kirsty has a lifelong history with horses and can remember sitting on a black part draft ranch horse at 18mths of age
Kirsty is available for coaching on a regular basis within Alberta and BC.
Please click to see a list of shows and events that may interest you. Any clinics will also be listed on this page.
Occasionally Kirsty or her clients have horses and ponies for sale. Click to see the selection available at present.