Nikki began riding when she turned 13 and has spent 17 years in the equine industry. She brings that knowledge and expertise to her work at Silver Haven Equestrian. Horse care and management are of particular interest to her. She passes this on to her students as well as focusing on riding skills and developing essential personal skills like having a positive attitude, strong work ethic and heightened awareness. Those who work with Nikki understand how important a positive environment and teamwork are when interacting with and caring for horses.
Over the past 17 years, Nikki has earned an impressive number of Champion and Reserve Champion awards and placings from top-notch competitions like Spruce Meadows, Thunderbird Show Park, Rocky Mountain Show Jumping, Amberlea Meadows, Desert International Horse Park, Washington National Horse Show and Kelowna Riding Club. She has also worked alongside many Olympian, Canadian and Irish team members and as a professional groom at national and international level shows for more than 10 years.
Nikki is highly qualified, holding an Equine Canada Licensed Coach certification and an Equine Science Diploma from Olds College, majoring in English Horsemanship. She is a member of Equine Canada, the Alberta Equestrian Federation, and the United States Equestrian Federation.