Meet Our Instructors

Shayla started riding at the age of 10 and soon fell in love with the sport. By the age of 12, Shayla was competing in National Hunter and Jumper competitions in both Ontario and Quebec. In 2004, she received an opportunity to travel to Florida to work on the International circuit with a member of the Canadian Equestrian Team.
Shayla has been working and riding at Vector Equestrian since 2012 and just recently received her Equestrian Canada Rider Level 8 certification. As Shayla continues on the journey of becoming a certified instructor, she brings her in depth knowledge to her lessons for the benefit of her students.

Amara started riding in 2008, joining Vector Equestrian at the age of 8. Amara has been a part of the Vector Equestrian show team for 9 years and counting, competing in the Hunter, Jumper and Equitation rings at shows in both Canada and the US . Amara is the proud owner of a lovely 9-year-old mare named Vedette V (Lola). She has been awarded multiple zone and provincial titles, including most recently, the 2018 Sandra Silcox Memorial Jumper Medal at Provincial Championships. As a Coach, Amara is eager to work with young riders to help them achieve their riding goals and discover the many life skills that come from this sport.

Stef started riding at the age of 7 and soon after she began competing on the National circuit with Turkish Delight and Sand Castle, winning many championships and competing at the Royal Winter Fair. At the age of 13, Stef took on a new mount named "Big Easy", winning the 2008 Sandra Silcox Memorial Jumper Medal and competing in the 1.30m Jumpers at the Wellington Equestrian Festival. Stef has grown up in Vector's equitation training program since the age of 8 and has been lucky enough to have the opportunity to train with several international coaches. Stef is incredibly invested in her students' progress, whether they come once a week, or are training to compete at the local, provincial or national level.

THE VECTOR EQUESTRIAN PROGRAM

Safety First

Every aspect of Vector's program is built on the fundamental of safety first. All activities - from grooming and tacking to putting your horse away - are supervised by trained staff and instructors who are on site at all times to answer questions and to ensure that riders are taught proper horsemanship.

Equitation

Equitation is the foundation of proper, efficient riding. This type of instruction sets up riders to connect with their horses for a seamless ride, building proper mechanics and techniques. From this foundation, riders can go on to enjoy any equestrian sport they choose.

Continuity

At Vector you can start in your very first riding lesson and progress all the way up to training for National level horse shows under one roof.  All of our instructors have been trained under Vector's proven safe and competitive program. Instructor clinics are held quarterly to ensure that there is continuity for those who ride in lessons with different instructors and to identify students who need to move up or require special attention when they are experiencing challenges. All of our qualified instructors deliver the same program based on safety and technique.