Owner and operator of Topline Stables, Sonya is currently competing and training at the Advanced FEI levels of Dressage. Sonya has successfully competed in the disciplines of Dressage (Intermediare 1), Show Jumping (1.2 m), and Eventing (T).
Sonya enjoys working with horses and riders to find harmony and to develop a strong, enjoyable, equine partnership. Sonya's passion for horses comes through in her instruction where she is dedicated to teaching the importance of rider position and the use of light aids for the welfare of the horses and the satisfaction and enjoyment of the rider. Sonya's coaching incorporates the principles of Equitation Science as taught by Dr. Andrew McLean and her students will be introduced to "learning theory" to better understand horse behavior and how they learn.
Sonya continues to upgrade her equine education by riding and learning from some of the best international coaches that are available.
Sara has been training and competing horses for 25 years. Although successful in many disciplines including hunter, jumper and dressage, her main passion is eventing which she has ridden to the CIC*** level with her sights set CCI****. The sport of eventing is very challenging and rewarding as it incorporates the three disciplines of Cross Country jumping, show jumping and Dressage.
Sara has a passion for coaching and takes great pride in developing riders of all levels, focusing on good horsemanship and care, as well as excellent riding skills and technique. Sara promotes brave and confidant riding with a fun approach that always encourages positive experiences and growth of both horse and rider as a team.
Sara has ridden with many of the top trainers and coaches, to list a few: Nick Holmse-Smith, Jodi Sloper, Clayton Fredricks, Blyith Tait, David Oconner, Leslie Law, Leslie Reid, Joni-Lynn Peters, Rebbeca Garrard, Eddie Mackan, George Morris. Whenever the opportunity arises, Sara continues to train with the best coaches available including the equine behaviour specialist Dr. Andrew McLean, who has introduced her to the incredible world of equitation science.
Sarah Skogland is an experienced dressage trainer and coach with a passion for teaching beginners. She is a trained NCCP coach and has successfully developed equestrian programs for remote regions including the Powell River school district 47 Partners in Education in 2016.
Sarah has had the privilege to apprentice with Dressage Olympians and High Performance coaches and has gained a wealth of knowledge training a variety of horses at different stages of development, from young horses to maintaining the sound fitness of well-seasoned grand prix horses. She continues to pursue her goals of training her own horses to the Grand prix level.
She firmly believes in a compassionate approach to training horses and riders. With 2 decades of experience working in all aspects of the equestrian industry, Sarah encompasses practical horsemanship knowledge and classical riding skills to provide a fundamental education for horse and rider alike. Sarah has the ability to convey information in a relaxed and fun manner that develops trust, balance and harmony both on and off the horse.
Rebecca is an Equine Canada Coach 1, a British Horse Society Coach and Stable Manager (obtained in the UK), an accredited Horse Council BC Judge and also a Pony Club Examiner.
Rebecca has competed her own horses as well as horses belonging to others in Dressage (to Fourth Level), Hunter (to 3'6), Jumper (to 3'9), Three Day Eventing (to Training Level), as well as various Hack Competitions (to Championship Level).
Rebecca has successfully coached and examined students through Pony Club as well as the Equine Canada Rider Certification Program. Rebecca's clientele includes adult and junior riders at a variety of levels and in a variety of disciplines including: Pony Club, Dressage, Equitation, Hunter, Eventing, and Western.
Anthony is a successful trainer, rider and competitor whose main focus is in the jumper arena. Anthony is a proven coach, who has helped many of his students to receive Championship placements at rated shows in Western Canada.
Anthony's keen eye and his desire to achieve quality in the flat work and over fences combined with his professional approach has been a proven recipe for success.
As a rider, trainer and a coach, Anthony provides a systematic approach to horsemanship, flat work, jumping, and competition goals, striving for athletic harmony between horse and rider.