Kenton grew up with horses in a farm setting in central Alberta trail riding and working cows. Horses were left behind during the college and career years but they caught up again in 2000. Roping, cow working and mountain riding were all activities Kenton enjoyed.
Dressage entered the picture as a training format in an effort to improve balance and softness while riding. It soon became the passion and focus of training and competing. Western competitions and open showing faded into the shadows of Dressage but the group trips to the mountains remain an important part of his equine experiences.
Kenton relocated from Lac La Biche to Olds in 2011 to engage in a higher quality training experience and closer interaction with the performance horse community. He soon recognized a need in the community for a full service year round equestrian training facility and began developing the Kaspian Equestrian Training Centre in the spring of 2012.
Meet Team Kaspian
Tara is an Equine Canada Level 1 English Competition Coach, Coach Developer, Facilitator, and Rider Level Examiner. She has taught high school sciences and worked at Olds College as an Equine Science English Riding Instructor.
She has many years of experience coaching, with a focus on starting young horses. She is also a top breeder of Canadian Warmbloods and Canadian Hanoverians.
She volunteers at the Pony Club her children are involved in and attends clinics frequently to expand her knowledge base.
Her goal as a coach and trainer is to promote horsemanship by providing positive mentorship and create a balanced and willing partnership between horse and rider that is focused on biomechanics and equitation.
Tara currently teaches jumping lessons at Kaspian every second Thursday.