Meagan maloney - Head Coach
Meagan's background is diverse; ranging from hunters, to pony club to breaking racehorses and galloping them at Woodbine. However, cross country hooked her and as a teenager her primary goal became making the Young Riders team competing at NAYRC. In 2005, the dream was within sight on a rather unlikely match; a 15.2 thoroughbred mare, a total failure at the track, accident prone, and sassy to boot. Kiss My Tiara, the horse for which the business is named, turned out to be all heart. Just before NAYRC, the pair took an unfortunate spill at an event, that resulted in catastrophic injuries for Meagan, and a plan to retire from the horse industry. Meagan's experiences were chronicled in "Practical Horseman" Magazine's Eventing issue of 2007.
Two years later, and against much scrutiny, Meagan returned to the horse industry with a fresh outlook and an understanding of the need for a truly safe horse and rider. Meagan has since worked as Head Instructor of Mullingar Equestrian Centre, in Co-Westmeath, Ireland where she ran a 70 horse yard with students from all over Europe. She has also worked as Director of a prominent Toronto riding school where she worked with riders of all levels. With BHS training, Meagan easily acquired her competition coach status, and recently was awarded 2013 Ontario Equestrian Federation Coach of the Year Award. She specializes in building a students confidence while instilling correct basics to optimize safety. Her students results speak for themselves, as they are rarely out of the ribbons. In 2012 most of Team Tiara accomplished far more than the goals they outlined for their season.
With injuries, and limitations still in mind, Meagan has revised her training to finding and educating green horses who have the minds to be safe, dependable citizens suitable for an average rider, not just a professional. She strives to produce a solid, straightforward entry/pretraining type event horse with a solid foundation who can move on in the Eventing world, or branch out to other disciplines with ease. What she produces for the market, is honestly advertised, and as safe and desensitized as possible.