"I was born and raised in a small village in Alberta. My father operated a hardware and fertilizer. My mother was a pharmacist in several local communities.
Growing up in an agricultural community instilled in me an appreciation of all life and a strong sense of community and family. I developed the belief that with a positive focus and conviction, together we can accomplish anything.
My career paths have been diverse, including professional engineering to corporate management to airline flying. Those endeavours have been crucial in my life - allowing me to develop important skills that I rely on today: creativity, enthusiasm and creating positive experiences. You'll find those in my clinics today.
I came to the realization that all my ventures had a connection: a love of life, a passion for horses, the outdoors and backcountry, and the desire to guide people to places they can shine in their achievements.
And thus, Amazing Horse Country was born.
My goals are:
To develop the art of horsemanship by integrating knowledge of the horse into our growth as horse-people,
To bring a greater awareness of the potential we can reach when we work with the horse's mind and body together - in all equine pursuits,
To enhance and enrich our selfmanship: becoming dependable, accountable and trusted leaders through relations with our horses and ownership of ourselves,
To inspire fun and excitement for riders and their equine partners through creative and challenging obstacles, games, trail riding, mutual encouragement and camaraderie,
To create a world for riders and horses, free of fear, overflowing with confidence, where everything is achievable."
The owner of Amazing Horse Country, Scott has a wide variety of experience in the horse industry including:
You many recognize Leona if you've corresponded with us via email. Leona is Amazing Horse Country's Customer Support Manager.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Leona has extensive experience in the travel/tourism industry throughout Canada. Her diverse experience includes over 20 years as a figure skating coach.
Leona currently resides in the Okanagan where she also works in the airline customer service industry. She is an outdoor enthusiast that you can find participating in a half or full marathon somewhere in the world!
Leona has participated in AHC Clinics, and as you can see from the picture, she and Spud are best buddies.
The mission of Amazing Horse Country is:
To that end, we currently offer a wide variety of clinics, training and lessons. See our schedule for all the details.
There are many choices available when it comes to horse training. Likely, there are also as many definitions for horsemanship as there are horses. So what do we do that's different?
Well...if you have trained with us before, you know the answer :) Here's a few of our beliefs:
With your enthusiasm and passion for horses, the future has no limits! Amazing Horse Country continues to grow and evolve with fun and exciting events, clinics and training for you and your horses. We're looking forward to sharing an AMAZING 2020 with you! Next year you'll see some great new features in our clinics with an increasing amount of automation from horse-operated games to laser-actuated obstacles! Stay tuned for our new Podcast and video series!
Scott's articles appear in several online and print magazines; you can read some of them here.
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