Approved Coaches

Please note: Any one wishing to coach or instruct riders on the KRC grounds must have a coaches approved membership and provide proof of insurance. KRC Members or drop-in riders may not bring in coaches for personal instruction that are not KRC approved coaches.

For the convenience of both coaches and students, we are using the TimeTree app for booking lessons.  Timetreeapp.com

Raema Racher – Western Coaching Certification

For three generations Raema’s family has been in the horse industry. As a professional trainer, it was a natural progression to become involved in the Western Coaching Certification Program training and coaching full time with a string of eight school horses near Dawson Creek, BC.  She was happy to be involved in a program where the win is never more important than the horse’s welfare.

Raema holds three Western Competition Coach Specialist Certifications with Equestrian Canada. Complete Bio.

 Raema considers herself semi-retired, however, she will offer a limited number of western lessons. She also likes to volunteer and is available to support Riding Clubs and other community activities and events.

Contact: Raema

Caroline Weeks

I am an Equine Canada Hunter, Jumper, Equitation Judge and Coach

I was the Owner, Trainer of Tamarack Stables situated in the Vancouver, Richmond area for 40 years.

During this time, I ran a large show barn and we showed extensively in Canada and the US.

In addition, I had a large school string of horse and brought up many young riders. Six of my students are well known coaches today.

In 2003 I sold my farm and moved to Kelowna to semi-retire.  I am available for lessons for all ages of riders.

Contact Caroline

Leahona Rowland

I originally started riding and eventing at the age of eight in Kelowna BC. My first eventing coach was Lynda Ramsay. I brought my mare Upolu up to the Intermediate/CCI2-L before in BC before moving to California where I was a working student for Yves Sauvignon. I moved on to be a working student for Penny Rowland. During that time I competed in my first CCI3-L. I then started to work for Peter Gray and at 18yrs old did my first Advanced with Upolu.  After working for Peter I sold Upolu to a Young Rider whom I coached on to win individual gold at the NAYC in the CCI2-L and CCI3-L. From there I brought several horses back up to the Advanced level in eventing, not only in the U.S but the U.K as well. I spent a total of eight years training, competing and coaching in the U.K. During that time I was William Fox-Pitt’s head rider from 2007-2008. I also worked and rode for Mark and Sandy Phillips, Tiny Clapham and Nigel Taylor. While in the U.S. I trained with David O’Connor and trained and rode for Scott Keach and Beth Underhill.

I moved back to Kelowna from the UK five years ago. Since then I have been the Alberta High performance Coach/Consultant for the past five years. The past three years I have also been the Alberta Young Rider’s Coach. In 2019 we took an entire team to NAYC at Rebecca farms to compete in the CCI2-L. I also became a certified High Performance 1 Coach in 2019.

My goal is to continue to better myself as a coach, mentor and rider. I strive to develop confident, educated riders as well as continue to produce quality event horses. I greatly value opportunities to further my knowledge and experience and constantly try to find ways to improve myself. I am available for coaching/clinics throughout BC and Alberta. Email: leahonarowland@hotmail.ca

Lynda Ramsay 

  • High Performance 3 Day Event Coach
  • FEI Judge
  • EC Level 3 Event and Jumper Judge
  • EC Basic Dressage Judge
  • Current Provincial Advisor for BC Summer Games  “Equestrian”
  • Past President and Director for KRC

Lynda, her husband Daryl, and their daughter Melissa operate “Mission Creek Ranch” in Kelowna, BC.  Lynda’s coaching caters to Dressage, helping Jumpers with their ‘flatwork’ and eventers in all phases.  She enjoys working with both competitive and recreational riders.