I know horses!
I have been passionate about Eventing and Thoroughbreds for as long as I have ridden. I started riding at the age of 14; In 1983 I was a member of the Jr. Ontario 3-Day Event Team; in 1984 I achieved my “A” Level in Pony club; in 1987 I was sponsored as a top junior to train in Virginia with Olympian Torrance Watkins. By 1990 I was competing in Eventing at the Advanced level and had yet to own my own horse. In 1991 I obtained my Thoroughbred Trainers racing license. I had many winners including the stakes winner ‘My Imperial Gem’. In addition, I have my Level 3 Technical Delegate in Eventing and I am an Equine Canada Level 2 competition coach. Bottom line is I have many thousands of hours watching and riding horses!
My first patented product, the Spursuader spur was launched in 2009. A unique and innovative spur designed for the sensitive horse and the rider with the “insecure” lower leg, Spursuader’s larger contact area and rounded edges elicit a better response than the traditional sharp-edged spur. This means less stress, less tension and a better ride for both horse and rider.
My second game-changing product is the internationally patented Tapestry Comfort Girth, launched in the fall of 2015. Years of watching "girthy" horses and how they moved uncomfortably under tack led me to the design. I thought what does it feel like to be a horse? It is the only girth on the market that "breathes" with your horse, improving comfort, performance, and competitiveness.
I have a BSc from the University of Guelph, with a Major in Wildlife Biology. My daughter Jasmine, also an accomplished equestrian, is in her first year of studies at Queen's University.