Board of Directors
Horses are in the blood for Jordan who has been riding since the age of 5. Her Grandfather, Mother and Aunts' history with horses has cultivated a bone deep passion for these amazing animals.
She has spent all of her youth competing on the A Circuit, showing in the upper level Hunters, Jumpers and Equitations. She now owns Platinum Equestrian where she focuses on coaching and training-up-and-coming riders to attain their competitive goals.
Jordan has joined the SVEA Board of Directors as President. Her goal is to promote Squamish as one of the top producers of young equestrians and quality horses by spreading awareness of the SVEA's importance in the community.
Linnea is heavily involved in many aspects of the Squamish Community in multiple capacities. She has gratefully called Squamish home for the past 24 years. She has raised four kids here and worked as a registered TCM Acupuncturist for 20 years.
When Linnea's daughter Klara began riding 8 years ago her love of horses was rekindled. She had a horse, in her teens, and a Shetland pony while growing up on a farm in Ontario. She is now experimenting with horse acupuncture as a hobby, enjoying horse ownership, and working to improve the SVEA facilities.
Stephanie owns Squamish Therapeutic Horse Riding who primarily teaches neuro-diverse students on Pipps, a 10 year old American Paint. She also teaches clients who own or lease their own horse.
Stephanie has been riding horses for 30 years. She started riding as a child, in the UK and grew up doing Pony Club, and competing in the sports of Tetrathlon and Eventing. Since moving to Canada, she has worked at one of the largest certified Therapeutic Riding Facilities in the country. In moving to Squamish, she noticed a lack of opportunities for riders with diverse needs, but there was a huge demand for lessons. This is how Squamish Therapeutic Horse Riding came to be.
Her priority for the SVEA, is to assist in growing the club, including erecting our coverall arena to allow for year round riding and equine experiences for people of all abilities in the Sea to Sky area. The community is growing at a rapid rate, and it’s time for us to have a community indoor arena to allow access to all.
Bond purchased her first horse at 13 and has been riding for 25 years.
She has dabbled in dressage and jumping but now rides for the pure joy of the sport! You can be sure to find her riding a cute little mare named Emma who she's been leasing since the fall of 2020.
Bond joins the SVEA Board of Directors as its new Secretary with her priorities focusing on community awareness, and knowledge regarding safety around horses.
Being with horses has always been Sibylle’s passion. As a child she tried to learn as much as possible about horses and took riding lessons until she was able to compete in the show jumper ring in Switzerland with her young mare. Since then she has enjoyed training young horses and jumping is still her favourite part of riding.
After moving to Canada, Sibylle became involved with the great equestrian community in Squamish and it didn’t take long until two horses joined her family. She is fortunate that her daughter shares her passion. They love taking their horses to the SVEA arena for a jumping session or go on trail rides together.
Her goal for the Squamish Valley Equestrian Association is to ensure horses and equestrian facilities are kept in the heart of Squamish so everyone is able to easily access equestrian activities.
This is Nicole Babuin's first year as a part of the SVEA board. She has three children and her youngest daughter has been riding for 8 years.
She was born and raised in Squamish and have been apart of different volunteer organizations in the past including Howe Sound Minor Baseball. She is looking forward to being a part of the SVEA and seeing it grow!