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  • Alberta Eventers

    I evented in Alberta as a kid and into my early teens, I eventually switched to jumpers as it was a better fit for my horse at the time. After doing the "A" shows for several years, I sold my jumper and got a greenie and for the last little while, I haven't been showing much at all.

    I am wanting to try eventing again with my green mare. I board at a H/J barn right now, and none of the trainers have experience in eventing or dressage, and it just isnt possible for me to get to an event from where I am. I have been out of the "eventing loop" for so long that I don't know who is out there in terms of coaching in the event world. I am in Calgary, and looking for a barn and trainer in the area.

    I am wondering where Alberta eventers ride, and where I should start my search. Any help would be great!

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    I am not much help, but I believe Sandra Donnelly is near Calgary (Alborak stables I think?) - she was on the Olympic team in 2008. She seems very nice & down to earth, and has produced her own horses which I think speaks well to her training ability.
    Blugal

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      Originally posted by Blugal View Post
      I am not much help, but I believe Sandra Donnelly is near Calgary (Alborak stables I think?) - she was on the Olympic team in 2008. She seems very nice & down to earth, and has produced her own horses which I think speaks well to her training ability.
      Yep, Sandra Donnelly is down by Calgary. www.alborakstable.com

      You can also check out the Alberta Horse Trials website at www.albertahorsetrials.com

      I try to have all of the Alberta Events posted on my website at www.albertahorse.com
      www.DaventryEquestrian.com
      Home of Oldenburg, Westphalian & RPSI approved pony stallion Goldhills Brandysnap
      Also home to Daventry Equine Appraisals & Equine Expert Witness www.EquineAppraisers.com

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        If you have facebook, Alberta Horse Trials Association has pretty active group page!

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        • #5
          If you aren't busy this weekend its the Alhambra (Red Deer) summer event. That maybe a good way to meet people and a great way to get an eventing fix!!

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          • #6
            Willow Grove Stables I believe does some eventing. Great stable and one of the coaches there ( Jenn Smart) is awesome

            http://www.willowgrovestables.com/staff.htm

            P.
            A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

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              Does anyone have contact info for Jen Smart?

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                Originally posted by Piadosa View Post
                Does anyone have contact info for Jen Smart?
                Jenn is a fantastic coach Her email is event_ryder@shaw.ca
                Eventing It Up In The Great White North! A girl, a horse, and a helmet cam!!
                http://www.facebook.com/albertaeventer/

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                  Originally posted by albertaeventer View Post
                  Jenn is a fantastic coach Her email is event_ryder@shaw.ca
                  Thanks!

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