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!

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 Examiner
  • EC/OE Level 8 Rider
  • NCCP Equestrian Coach
  • EC Sport License Silver
  • Current First Aid
  • Greyden Equestrian Owner

Marissa Mallais

Marissa Mallais

  • EC Registered Coach
  • EC Certified Instructor
  • EC/OE Level 6 Rider, Training Level 8
  • NCCP Equestrian Coach
  • EC Sport License Silver
  • Current First Aid
  • Greyden Equestrian Lesson Program Manager

Natalie Hulme

Natalie Hulme

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

Rebecca Rebus

Rebecca Rebus

  • EC Registered Coach
  • EC Certified Instructor
  • EC/OE Level 8 Rider
  • NCCP Equestrian Coach
  • Current First Aid 
  • Greyden Equestrian Lesson Program Head Coach

Nisha Craighead

Nisha Craighead

  • Trillium Hunter Jumper Member
  • Current First Aid
  • Greyden Equestrian Coach
  • Over 20 Years in Equestrian Coaching

Holly Zold

Holly Zold

  • EC Licensed Coach
  • CHA Certified Level 2 English Instructor
  • CHA Certified Level 1 Western Instructor
  • EC/OE Level 6 Rider, Training Level 8
  • EC Sport License Silver
  • Current First Aid
  • Over 20 Years in Equestrian Coaching
  • Greyden Equestrian Coach

Helena Mazzacato

Helena Mazzacato

  • CHA Trained
  • Hunter/Jumper Rider
  • Western/Rodeo Rider
  • Horse Trainer
  • Current First Aid 
  • Greyden Equestrian Newest Coaching Team Member