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Academy General Manager

Clarissa Hills

Clarissa has been training in Dressage with Cindy & Kahla Ishoy of Dynasty Dressage since 2018 & Daisy Kosa since 2013.  Her current focus is training her draft mare up through the levels. Clarissa is very passionate about Dressage & aspires to educate riders about the excitement of this discipline.

She teaches the importance of the first three tiers on the Training Scale (Rhythm, Suppleness & Contact) & practices this daily in her own riding.

Qualifications: EC Certified Instructor, OE Dressage Judge Official

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Financial Manager, Special Programs & Events Coordinator

Jennifer Baic

Jennifer and her horse Fox have been together since December 2018 and together have developed a passion for dressage. They are currently working towards competing in their first provincial level show with the Daisy Meadows Equestrian Show Team.

Jennifer currently trains with Brittany Maxner and Kahla Ishoy. Jennifer enjoys teaching flat lessons and is striving to complete her rider levels to obtain her instructor certification. She is a proud “barn mom” and can often be found volunteering around horse shows at both MJM and the Hamilton Hunt Club.

Qualifications: EC Rider Level 4

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Performance Program Coordinator

Brittany Maxner

Brittany has been riding for 22 years.  Brittany and her partner Spider have been together for the past 14 years and in that time have gone from training level to Prix St. George in the dressage arena.  She has been fortunate enough to train with Olympian Cindy Ishoy, and has also taken part in clinics with Jacqueline Brooks and Arthur Kottas.  Currently she rides with Daisy Kosa of Daisy Meadows Equestrian Centre.  Originally from Nova Scotia she has been at MJM equestrian centre since she moved to Ontario just over a year ago.

Qualifications: EC Certified Instructor &        EC Rider Level 8

 

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Academy Head Certified Coach

Glencora (Cora) Mulgrue

Cora has been training since 2010. Since then she has been showing a variety of horses in the open division in both Jumper (up to 0.90m) and Dressage (up to Prix St George). Her extensive and diverse experience, makes her a tremendous asset to MJM Riding School’s program as the Head Instructor. She has worked for Daisy Meadows Equestrian since 2010, preparing horses for national and international level competition.

Qualifications: EC Certified Instructor

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Academy Equine Care Coordinator & Senior Certified Instructor

Aleasha Nimec

 

Aleasha has been riding for over 24 years. She started in Hunter/Jumper than moved to dressage. She currently trains /competes in barrel racing events & has qualified for the International Barrel Racing Association's  finals the past 2 years. Aleasha teaches English riding, speed events & beginner/novice western performance.

Before joining our team Aleasha was a vet tech for a decade. Her experience is valued greatly with the care of our horses.

Qualifications: EC Certified Instructor

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Senior Instructor

Patrick (Pat) Kosa

 

Pat has been riding since the age of 10. His passion is jumping and has competed extensively in the jumper ring. Patrick is an Early Childhood Educator and works as a supervisor for the YMCA.  He takes pride in helping students take their first steps in riding. Pat is passionate about teaching beginner jumpers and enjoys helping them develop the skills they need to turn into confident jumping students.

Qualifications: EC Rider Level 6

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Senior Instructor

Gwen Cottle

Gwen has been riding since she was 12 years old.  The one lesson a week she begged her parents for, quickly turned into two and participating in the local Pony Club, then part boarding and leasing and then eventually getting her own horse.  Gwen grew up eventing, and still loves the concept of combing the precision of dressage with the thrill of galloping over a cross country course.  After taking some time to focus on her career, Gwen is back in the saddle and now riding as member of the Daisy Meadows Performance Team in dressage under the instruction of Daisy Kosa.  Gwen loves helping new riders experience riding for the first time and hopes she can help all her students feel the joy that comes with  developing a relationship with a horse!

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Certified Senior Instructor

Stephanie Amman

 

Stephanie started riding in the summer of 1980 and has been around horses ever since.  From summer camps to riding schools to owning her first horse (the infamous Marshmallow!) Stephanie has had a lifetime of horse related experiences.     She started riding with Daisy Kosa about 5 years ago and taught in the MJM riding school for a couple years.     She has recently returned to DME academy after taking some time off to work on the farm where she lives with her husband and daughter.   While she does not ride regularly at MJM anymore, she does ship in her thoroughbred mare Tanner for lessons and shows and can also be found hunting with Marshmallow at the Hamilton Hunt Club.

 

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Junior Instructors

Our Junior Instructors assist our level 1 lessons.  They help with tack up, mounting, and are there during the lesson to offer assistance.

 

All our Junior instructors are Academy riders that have ridden through the program!

DME grooms

Performance Team Grooms

Our Performance team grooms work directly for Daisy tacking, untacking, warming up, and cooling down the horses she has to train that day.