Coach, Trainer, Grand Prix Jumper
Augusta is a life long horsewoman. Her competitive career began at the age of 6 years old and continues to this day. It has taken her all across Canada, United States, South America and Europe. Augusta has a talent for nurturing young and inexperienced riders. From the child who is horse crazy, to child who is scared to go near the paddock. Augusta has her students well-mounted and smiling in their first lesson. Her riders leave their lessons with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Importantly, they also develop a proper foundation through her emphasis on the building blocks of proper riding technique.
As her riders progress, Augusta is able to draw on her many years of experience as a student, a trainer and competitive rider to continue their development through well-formulated technical exercises and challenging course-work.
When students of all levels are ready for the show ring, she is able to school them in all of the necessary ways, from the rules of the show, to proper turn-out for horse and rider alike. Once at the show, Augusta’s calm manner with her students grounds them and gives them the confidence that helps with their inevitable horse-show nerves.
In addition to teaching students at all levels, another of Augusta’s roles is to develop hunter/jumper prospects. She is a strong and technically proficient rider who is able to communicate very effectively with young horses - many of the horses she has developed have gone on to outstanding show careers. In addition to developing green horses, Augusta is available to school clients’ horses as needed, on either an occasional or full-time basis.
Presently, she has several up and coming young prospect stallions that hold very exciting promising show careers that she is developing and bringing along, as well as, in October of 2018 she became the proud partial owner of her horse of a lifetime “Fenesse,” an exceptional chestnut Dutch Warm blood mare. They finished the 2019 show season with great success competing at the Grand Prix level, and now sights are set on FEI classes in the summer and fall of 2021.