Greyden Equestrian Certified and Trained Coaches and Instructors

Our Goals and What to Expect From Us

  • A positive, interactive, pressure-free environment with smaller classes and well-schooled horses.
  • Personalized programs to help you meet your own goals and learn at your own rate.
  • A warm and friendly atmosphere, between staff, students and their friends and family.
  • At Greyden we teach all levels and all ages. No one is too old to ride and we start as young as age seven.
  • We offer quality education with only certified or trained and highly experienced instructors. You will love to learn to ride with us!
Horseback Riding Lessons in Erin, Ontario

As a parent, we have many concerns and hopes for our children. One of my biggest concerns is for my children to grow in confidence and follow their dreams, to know who they are, and be happy with life.

I have watched my daughter grow into a horse-loving passionate gal who is living her dreams. She has great confidence and always has a smile.

Denise and the coaches here at Greyden have been so encouraging and patient in all ways. Thanks to all the gals… your passion, dedication and commitment is honourable and appreciated.

‘Kindness and Patience gives way for something beautiful to grow!’
Lisa / Happy Mama

Our daughter has been riding at Greyden for nearly three years. Her experiences at the barn have helped her become more self-confident and trusting in her abilities in all aspects of her life.

She has made some very strong friendships – both rider and horse!

Denise is a wonderfully caring and supportive owner. She is very accommodating with scheduling and is always trying to create the best rider/horse teams.

Every coach our daughter has had has been passionate about creating strong riders and are always so proud of their accomplishments.

Choosing Greyden was the best decision I made when our daughter said she wanted to ride. Erica Hunter

Our Staff

We follow Equestrian Canada coaching requirements. As a rider, you’ll want to be knowledgeable about safe riding, know your instructor/coach is qualified to teach, and is certified or trained according to a recognized equestrian organization.

The Greyden Team members have the qualifications and knowledge to teach you to ride – safely!  We also specialize in Equestrian Canada coach candidate training, and host Ontario Equestrian Coach Candidate Clinics.

Our Coaches and Their Qualifications

Mary-Anne Kennedy

Mary-Anne Kennedy

  • EC Licensed Coach
  • EC Certified Competition Coach
  • EC Certified Instructor w/ Jump
  • EC Learn-to-Ride 1-4 Evaluator
  • EC/OE Level 8 Rider
  • NCCP Equestrian Coach
  • EC Sport License Silver
  • Current First Aid
  • Greyden Equestrian Owner

Marissa Mallais

Marissa Mallais

  • EC Licensed Coach
  • EC Certified Instructor
  • EC/OE Level 6 Rider
  • NCCP Equestrian Coach
  • EC Sport License Silver
  • Current First Aid
  • Greyden Equestrian Lesson Program Manager

Nisha Craighead

Nisha Craighead

  • EC Licensed Coach
  • Honours B.Sc. (Agr) with a Major in Animal Science
  • Specializes in Hunters and Jumpers
  • Current First Aid
  • Over 20 Years in Coaching
  • Greyden Equestrian Coach

Holly Zold

Holly Zold

  • EC Licensed Coach
  • CHA Certified Level 2 English Instructor
  • CHA Certified Level 1 Western Instructor
  • EC/OE Level 6 Rider
  • EC Sport License Silver
  • Current First Aid
  • Over 20 Years in Coaching
  • Greyden Equestrian Coach

Emily Dumyn

Emily Dumyn

  • EC Registered Coach Candidate
  • EC Instructor Candidate
  • EC/OE Level 6 Rider
  • Ontario Equestrian Member
  • Current First Aid
  • Greyden Equestrian Coach

 

Natalie Hulme

Natalie Hulme

  • EC/OE Level 6 Rider 
  • Honours Degree in Kinesiology, Sir Wilfred Laurier University
  • Bachelor of Education Degree, York University
  • Current First Aid
  • Greyden Equestrian Summer Camp Manager

Olivia Dupuis

Olivia Dupuis

  • EC/OE Level 5 Rider, Training Level 6
  • Ontario Equestrian Member
  • Current First Aid
  • Newly entering into the Equestrian Canada Coaching System
  • Greyden Equestrian Junior Coach