Val Hellerud

Coach, Trainer, Dressage


Winner of 3 Canadian National Dressage Championships, Numerous Provincial Championships, reserve Pan American team Member at the F.E.I levels and 2011 Regional First Level Champion and many show Championship awards.


Val has learned dressage from many notable instructors such as Cindy Ishoy, Bonnie Bonnello, clinics wth Anky Van Grusnven, Edward Gal, Ellen Bontje, Mette Rosencrantz and training in Germany with Johann Himmeman.  Perhaps the most important lesson have been learned from over 30 years of training and riding horse

Val is dedicated to a lifetime commitment of instructing, training and competing in dressage. She practises positivity, fairness and high achievement in all aspects of her career. As an instructor-clinician she strives to help the student and horse achieve goals that are within reach. she has worked with many disciplines of riders including jumpers, Western Dressage and 3 day eventers, as well as, various breeds and temperaments of horses. The horse and rider's happiness and well being during the work is always at the forefront.
other interests: 
An avid and accomplished photographer of horses, pets and people. Stained glass art is another part-time passion 

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34131 Township Road 262, Cochrane, Alberta

T4C 1A2


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