July 19, 2010

Arbutus Meadows Horse Dressage RidingLorraine has been riding for the past 35 years and is an EC Certified Level II coach. In 1993, she opened Hy Tail Equestrian Centre operating a full-service facility with 8 lesson horses and 20 boarders. For the past 14 years Lorraine has focused on dressage. In 2004, along with her husband Brad, they sold the large boarding stable and built a new, smaller facility with more personal care and personalized training program for horse owners.

Lorraine has had the opportunity to train with Dietrich von Hopffgarten, Henk Glijn, Jeremy Steinberg and currently travels to Langley to train with Olympian Leslie Reid. With numerous wins and championships on her own as well as client’s horses, Lorraine is actively involved in the Victoria and lower mainland show circuits.

Currently, Lorraine competes on her Andalusian mare, Garbosa who acheived an 80% in her second show. Lorraine rode her previous horse Brandy Time to a championship in the Blue Heron 6 year old young horse class at the BC Dressage Championships in 2007.