PRDA

Our 2-legged Staff


 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Ingall

Executive Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margo Klassen

Instruction Coordinator 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Hendricks

Volunteer Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Nishiyama

Administrative/Volunteer Coordinator 

 

 

 

 

 

Malcolm Ward

Grounds and Facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Simpson

Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Helter

Barn Manager

   

 

Fund Development - Karen Swantje

Barn Staff - Laura Roberts, Erin Basciano, Bree Weir, Rebecca Milward, Roger Belanger, Dylan Allan, Greg Honour

Instructors - Mireya Hooper, Sue Shoub & Laura Leitch

 

 

Our 4-legged Staff

 

Alex

Alex is a 15.2hh chestnut Appendix Quarter Horse gelding. Before coming to PRDA, Alex had an active career in 3 day eventing. Now Alex is used for independent riders doing dressage and learning to jump. He is very well schooled and has competed with PRDA riders in the BC Summer Games.



At PRDA Since: April 1999 
Donated By: Elsa Gailitis 

Gold Sponsor: Willchris Kennels Ltd 
Bella Photo and Info Coming Soon!
Butters  

 
Butters is a chestnut welsh pony with a been there done that attitude. He is one of the newest members of the herd but has fit right in and quickly become a favorite with the staff, volunteers and riders alike.  He can do it all from games, to helping riders gain confidence and independence.

At PRDA Since:  October 2014
Owned By: Deirdre Zielinski

Bronze Sponsor: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Airport
Bronze Sponsor:Billy Bishop Legion division of the Royal Canadian Legion

 Charlie Brown
 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Brown is one of PRDA's miniature horses and he is only 34" inches tall!

 

At PRDA Since:  September 2008
Owned By: Kelly Ridding & Michelle Meacher

Sponsored by: *I need a sponsor, contact the office to sponsor me*

 

Chewy  

 

 

 

 

At PRDA Since: Fall 2016

Owned By: Debbie Anderson

Deion  

 

 

Deion is a huge asset to our herd.  Before coming to PRDA he was a 3-day eventer.  At PRDA Deion excels with our independent riders.  He is used for our riders learning independence and new skills.  Deion is one of the go to horses for riders learning to canter, and also to jump. 


At PRDA Since: September 2012

Owned By: Dina Neil

 

Sponsored by: *I need a sponsor, contact the office to sponsor me*

Dodger  

 

Dodger is another all around fantastic horse.  Dodger literally does it all.  He can be seen frequently in every kind of lesson imaginable, from games lessons all the way up to indepentend walk/trot/canter dressage.  At 14 years old he is one of the youngest members of our herd and we are thrilled to be able to have him for years to come.


At PRDA Since: January 2013

Owned By: PRDA


Silver Sponsor: RCMP Veterans Association

Gimli

 

**2016 Horse of the Year**

 

 

Gimli is a 13hh Norwegian Fjord gelding. Before coming to PRDA, Gimli was used as a trail horse in Vernon. As well as being used in the regular program, Gimli is also our Driving Horse.

 

 

At PRDA Since:  September 2007
Owned By: PRDA

Silver Sponsor: Chris Laborde & Arne Larson

 

Grover  

 

 

 

Grover is a 16.3 hh Percheron/TB cross. He is used in our Sport Rider program after retiring from his successful career as a 3-day eventer.

 

 

At PRDA Since:  September 2014
Owned By: Michelle Ingall

Honey

 

 

 

 

 

At PRDA Since: July 2016

Owned By: Katie and Chase Classon

Huey  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At PRDA Since: July 2016

Owned By: PRDA

 

 Lacey
 

 

 

 

 

 

Lacey is a 15hh Paint mare. She is owned by one of our Para Dressage riders, Krystal. Before coming to PRDA, Lacey did a bit of everything - english, western, and trails. Lacey enjoys going for a nice relaxing ride around the park.

 

 

At PRDA Since:  October 2007
Owned By: Krystal Schrauwen


 

 Ladybug
 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladybug is an 11.1hh chestnut Welsh pony mare. She may be our smallest lesson horse, but she has the biggest personality! Ladybug is very social, and she loves going for rides in the park.

 

 

At PRDA Since:  September 2008
Owned By: Arne Kellner

Gold Sponsor: Audrey Mason

 

 Linus
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linus is a 31" miniature horse. One of Linus's most interesting features is his beautiful blue eyes!

 

 

At PRDA Since:  September 2007
Owned By: Kelly Ridding & Michelle Meacher

Sponsored by: *I need a sponsor, contact the office to sponsor me*

 

 

 Lucy
                 
Lucy is another member of PRDA's miniature horse herd.  She is very friendly and loves treats.  She has been nicknamed 'Tina Turner' because of her mane.
 
At PRDA Since:  September 2011
Donated By: Heather Seigman

Sponsored by: *I need a sponsor, contact the office to sponsor me*

Marvin  
 

 

 

 

 

 

Marvin is a 12 year old Canadian Draft.  Before coming to PRDA Marvin was on a hunting string. He is used in our leadline and games classes.  He is a sweet guy, despite his past, and is quickly learning the ropes here at PRDA and finding his place in our herd. 

 

At PRDA Since: December 2012

Owned By: Margo Klassen


Sponsored By:  *I need a sponsor, contact the office to sponsor me*

Maverick


 

 

 

At PRDA Since: September 2016

Owned By: PRDA

Pekoe  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At PRDA Since: June 2017

 

Stormy  

 

Before coming to PRDA from right next door. He is the newest member of our herd and is very personable and affectionate.Stormy came from Ontario and has been a BC resident for the past couple years. He loves riding the trails and Campbell Valley and High Point. 

 

 

At PRDA Since:  September 2015
Owned By: Nancy Rondeau

Sponsored By:  *I need a sponsor, contact the office to sponsor me*
Zena
 

 

 

 

 

Zena is a 15.3hh roan Clydesdale/Paint mare. Zena is our gentle giant, and she is used mainly for leadline and games classes - but she can also be ridden by independent riders. Before coming to PRDA, Zena took beginners for rides in the park.

 

 

At PRDA Since:  August 2008
Donated By: Leah Scarlett

Silver Sponsor:  Pythian Cerebral Palsy Committee
Friendship Sponsor: Marty, Julie & Brian Fitzgerald

 

Raven  

PRDA has two office, err, I mean “barn” cats.  Raven is one of our feline ambassadors and can be found relaxing in the office and patrolling the barn aisles on any given day at PRDA. Raven is 1.5 years old and came to PRDA in the summer of 2012 as a kitten.  She is a sweet, easy going cat who is great with the kids, but is also an excellent birder. Sometimes we wish she was a little less excellent with the gifts she brings back to us. 

 

Sponsor: Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley

Diamond  

Diamond is our other cat, and is around 2 years old.  She has been adopted by our Barn Manager, Kaiti Elliott. Diamond adopted us last spring, and to our surprise had 7 kittens not long after that.  We were able to find all the kittens fabulous new homes, but are keeping Diamond here at PRDA.  Diamond is also an excellent cuddler and can often be found on Kaiti’s lap getting loved. She is the barn supervisor and enjoys following Kaiti around as she does paddocks and feeds, making sure everything is up to her high standards.  

 

Sponsor: Fort Langley Veterinary Clinic

 

 

 

 


Recently Retired

 

Raz

Raz is a 14hh liver chestnut Quarter Horse gelding. Before coming to PRDA, Raz was mostly used for back country riding. Raz is used for some of our smallest riders as he is a very kind pony! Raz likes classes where he gets to play games, and he is excellent with independent riders. He wins the heart of many riders and volunteers.

 

 

At PRDA Since:  November 2004
Donated By: Ardele Krogh

Gold SponsorDoreen M'Lot

Toby


Toby is a wonderful all round horse.  Although the circumstances resulting in his arrival at PRDA were not ideal, we are very lucky to have him!  Toby can do any type of class from leadline games classes right up to canter dressage tests.
 
At PRDA Since:  January 2012
Owned By:  PRDA

Platinum Sponsor: In memory of Tony Funk
                              (VSA Enterprises)

Ben

Ben is a 16.2hh bay Clydesdale/Thoroughbred gelding. Ben came from an eventing barn where he competed in the discipline of 3 day eventing for many years. Ben is the boss in a group of horses and enjoys his personal space, but still is a very sweet horse. Ben enjoys going to the park and is good for all types of riders, from those on a lead line to those who are independent.

 

At PRDA Since:  September 2010
Owned By: Kathy Lawrence

Platinum Sponsor: Fraser Way RV

Tommy

Tommy is a 14.2hh, 15 year old Quarter Horse.  Before coming to PRDA Tommy was a western horse and did cutting.    Tommy will be used in walk/trot leadline classes at PRDA, and is proving to be an easy-going and friendly guy.  

 

 

At PRDA Since:  July 2014
Owned By:  Jill Suter

 

Our Board of Directors

 

President - Dawn Major

Vice President - Dave Neufeld

Treasurer - Kate Pilgrim

Secretary - Rick Gammer

Director - Joan Fujiwara

Director - Lisa Strutinski

Director - James Pflanz

 

**Thank-you to Kaiti Elliott Photography for taking all the photos of our staff for us.

Alex

Alex is a 15.2hh chestnut Appendix Quarter Horse gelding. Before coming to PRDA, Alex had an active career in 3 day eventing. Now Alex is used for independent riders doing dressage and learning to jump. He is very well schooled and has competed with PRDA riders in the BC Summer Games.



At PRDA Since: April 1999 
Donated By: Elsa Gailitis 

Gold Sponsor: Willchris Kennels Ltd 
Ben

 

 

 

Ben is a 16.2hh bay Clydesdale/Thoroughbred gelding. Ben came from an eventing barn where he competed in the discipline of 3 day eventing for many years. Ben is the boss in a group of horses and enjoys his personal space, but still is a very sweet horse. Ben enjoys going to the park and is good for all types of riders, from those on a lead line to those who are independent.

 

At PRDA Since:  September 2010
Owned By: Kathy Lawrence

Platinum Sponsor: Fraser Way RV

 

Butters  

 
Butters is a chestnut welsh pony with a been there done that attitude. He is one of the newest members of the herd but has fit right in and quickly become a favorite with the staff, volunteers and riders alike.  He can do it all from games, to helping riders gain confidence and independence.

At PRDA Since:  October 2014
Owned By: Deirdre Zielinski

Bronze Sponsor: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Airport
Bronze Sponsor:Billy Bishop Legion division of the Royal Canadian Legion

 Charlie Brown
 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Brown is one of PRDA's miniature horses and he is only 34" inches tall!

 

At PRDA Since:  September 2008
Owned By: Kelly Ridding & Michelle Meacher

Sponsored by: *I need a sponsor, contact the office to sponsor me*

 

Deion  

 

 

Deion is a huge asset to our herd.  Before coming to PRDA he was a 3-day eventer.  At PRDA Deion excels with our independent riders.  He is used for our riders learning independence and new skills.  Deion is one of the go to horses for riders learning to canter, and also to jump. 


At PRDA Since: September 2012

Owned By: Dina Neil

 

Sponsored by: *I need a sponsor, contact the office to sponsor me*

 

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