Our Team of Professionals
Working together to make dreams come true
We offer coaching for all levels of riders from beginner to "A" circuit competitors. We are committed to developing strong, confident, and educated athletes who not only produce excellent competitive results, but love the day to day training process.
Our program is based on the North American Forward Riding System that teaches riders to follow the forward balance of their horse, allowing horses to move freely and cultivate their natural agility, balance, and self carriage. This system has proven to bring out the best athletic performance in today's modern sport horse.
We believe in keeping our horses fit, fresh, and interested in their work. To do so we maintain a great balance between flat work, gymnastic training, course schooling, and hacking outside of the ring. To compliment our program, we hold regular clinics with high performance clinicians from across North America.
Our team competes on both the local show circuit, and the Equine Canada Gold rated circuit including; Thunderbird Show Park, Milner Downs, Rocky Mountain Show Jumping, Spruce Meadows, Desert International Show Park, and Blenheim.
Lindsay Legroulx - Head Trainer/Program Director
Lindsay was drawn to horses at an early age, and found herself immersed in the equestrian world as soon as possible. Never afraid of hard work, Lindsay was always keen to work for lessons as a child, and a working student as a teen and young adult. It was here that she learned all of the inner workings of training and developing Hunter/Jumper horses. Equi-Life Sport Horses was originally founded in 2006 as a training and sales business, and it wasn't until a few years later that Lindsay discovered how much she truly enjoyed teaching and developing riders. Since then Lindsay has trained horses and riders from first rides to National Hunter Derbies, and Grand Prix success. Lindsay is especially passionate about developing junior riders and is always on the look out for that special combination of talent, work ethic, and character to take to the top of the sport.
Emma Bosma - Competitive Coach/Trainer
Emma began riding at the age of 9, and quickly became a self identified "barn rat." Emma would spend hours at the barn watching lessons and doing whatever she could to earn extra riding opportunities. Through this Emma met Lindsay, and finished her last couple years of high school online to begin a position as a working student for Equi-Life, and has now worked at the barn for over eight years as a coach and rider. Emma has started and developed horses and ponies that have gone on to have careers in both the hunter and jumper rings. She was a junior member of BC's show jumping team for the 2013 Interprovincial Championships, and has competed in National Hunter Derbies and the Grand Prix Jumpers. Emma is forever a passionate student and teacher of the sport, and takes great pride in educating riders from their very first horse experience, to their first A rated horse show.
Paige Scott - Beginner/Novice Instructor
Paige began as a student of Equi-Life at the age of ten. Throughout her junior years, she had great success showing in the hunter ring. She returned to us as a young adult to become a key part of our horse care team and resume her riding career. Paige is incredibly hard working and dedicated, providing the horses with top quality care. She has a special partnership with Equi-Life's "Sugar", and they have their sights set on the Hunter derbies next year! Paige is keen to expand her coaching resume with our Unicorn Club and beginner lesson programs!
Jesse Legroulx - Operations Manager
After convincing Lindsay to take the leap to pursue a career with horses, Jesse proclaimed "I'm all in" and has proven to be just that. Jack of all trades Jesse has put his heart in to building Equi-Life from the ground up, to what it is today. From building barns, hauling horses, and managing all aspects of daily operations, Jesse is truly the oil that keeps the gears turning. Aside from managing operations of the business, Jesse also has a special hand when working with horses. From ground work, trailer loading, or handing difficult horses, Jesse is always there with incredible patience and timing. Jesse does all the hauling for our team of horses, as well as operates Equi-Life Transport.
Cori West - Equine Manager
Finding solace in the retreat of "the barn," Cori's love affair with horses began after earning her first riding lesson at nine years of age. Cori quickly found a way to start competing and soon after was competing at the national level. During Cori's career as a championship level rider she learned that not only did she absolutely love horses, but all animals, and decided to make a career of caring for them. Turning the page after a very extensive career as a veterinary assistant, practice manager, and animal nutrition enthusiast, Cori has now come back to "the barn" to continue to add to her career and give back to where her love began: horses, their health, and those that love them just like she does.
Full Program - $750 per month
This is our recommended program for the ambitious equestrian working towards competitive goals. We put together a customized training schedule of 5 lessons or training sessions per week to prepare you and your horse for optimum fitness, rideability, and performance.
Half Program - $520 per month
This is the perfect program for riders who want to stay fit and active with their horses, with perhaps limited time constraints to make a full program work. This can consist of a combination of lessons and training rides to fit your goals and schedule.
Minimum Program - $350 per month
Our minimum program is mostly reserved for our half lease riders, or riders who ride more recreationally. This program consists of 2 lessons per week that can be substituted for schooling rides as needed.
Haul-in Lessons - $55 per lesson
We offer haul-in lessons for our clients who wish to ride in our program but house their horses elsewhere. Space is limited for this option so please contact ahead to schedule.
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What is the ideal program to develop/maintain a high level HJ Horse??
We believe a combination of flat and gymnastic lessons, course jumping days, and professional training rides is the ideal program to develop a high level horse. We believe it is important to keep the horses schooled and fit for the job to obtain maximum performance and education.
What shows does the team attend?
The Equi-LIfe team typically holds appointments and meetings with clients in January to set goals and horse show dates. We attend shows at Thunderbird Show Park, Rocky Mountain Show Jumping, Spruce Meadows, Milner Downs, Desert International Horse Park, and Bleheim Horse Park. We also host a local show series and schooling days.
Are there any options to participate if I don't have my own horse?
We have a variety of safe lease horses available for full or half lease, as well as premium lease horses available on paid lease.
Do you collaborate with other trainers?
We host a variety of clinics throughout the year with top clinicians from all over North America to compliment our regular training program, and give everyone a boost of education and inspiration!
What happens if I can't make a scheduled lesson?
We are happy to do our best to reschedule lessons or substitute schooling rides to any cancellations with more than 24 hours notice. We do not refund missed lessons.
Do you offer group lessons or private lessons?
We offer group lessons (2-4 riders) for 60 minutes each. We believe that there is opportunity for extra education in a group setting.