Owner and operator of Topline Stables and Show Park, Sonya is currently focused on training and competing 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, Sara's main focus has always been the exciting sport of eventing. Incorporating the three disciplines of Cross Country, Show Jumping and Dressage, the sport of eventing is both challenging and rewarding as it promotes a very balanced and versatile rider. Sara has successfully ridden to the CIC*** level and now has her sights set on the CCI**** level.
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. Sarah is passionate about providing young enthusiastic kids with an opportunity to experience the wonderful world of horses. Sarah is a trained NCCP coach and has successfully developed various equestrian programs suitable for all levels and abilities.
Sarah has had the privilege to apprentice with Dressage Olympians and High Performance coaches across the country 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. Sarah continues to pursue her goals of training her own horses to the highest levels possible.
Sarah firmly believes in a compassionate approach to training horses and riders. With two 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 safe, relaxed and fun manner that develops trust, balance and harmony both on and off the horse.
Rebecca Clyburn is a certified Competition Coach with Equine Canada, an Equine Professional with the Coaching Association of Canada, and is a General Performance Official for the Province of British Columbia. Rebecca has also completed an apprenticeship with the British Horse Society in England.
She has competed her own horses as well as horses belonging to others in: Dressage (to Fourth Level), Hunter (1.1 m), Jumper (1.2 m), Three Day Eventing (to Training Level), as well as various Hack Competitions (to Championship Level).
A Pony Club Instructor for over 15 years, Rebecca has successfully coached and examined students through Pony Club as well as the Equine Canada Rider Certification Program.
Rebecca loves horses and thoroughly enjoys working with riders of all ages and abilities. Her clientele includes adult and junior riders at a variety of levels and in a variety of disciplines including: Dressage, Equitation, Pony Club, Hunter, and Eventing.
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.