Introducing the Tailwind Equestrian Coaching team

All of the Tailwind Equestrian coaching staff are Equine Canada Certified and insured.

What Certification Means

Achieving and maintaining certification as an EC instructor/coach testifies to the instructor/coaches professionalism and competence as a teacher in equestrianism. To obtain a certificate initially, candidates are evaluated at the highest national standard, and must provide evidence of riding ability, a cleared police check, first aid/cpr certification, adherence to the EC code of ethics & conduct, as well as complete professional development as set forth by the CAC.

An instructor/coach who maintains their certification is a professional who is actively involved in the equestrian community.

Leah Murphy - Certified Equine Canada IOB
Donna Ferguson
*Certified Equine Canada Competition Coach Specialist.
*2019 AEF Outstanding Coach of the Year

Leah has several years experience as an NCCP coach as well as a lifetime of time spent with horses. She is passionate about horsemanship and loves to share her knowledge with the youngest equestrians.

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Donna has over thirty years experience coaching. Specializing in hunter/jumpers with a strong background in dressage. Horsemanship is paramount to all of Donna's programs and resonates throughout. Donna's resume boasts countless show ring successes and provincial awards. She enjoys helping equestrians of all levels reach their equine goals.

Coaches In Training


Evelyn and Olivia are currently working toward their IOB Certification. Both girls a accumulating mentoring hours by teaching the P'Tit Trot programs as well as some of the Tailwind Equestrian Novice Rider Programs. Evelyn and Olivia are well loved by their students due to their enthusiasm for the programs that they teach and their sunny personalities. Tailwind Equestrian is excited for the future with these two amazing young up and coming coaches.

Olivia Olivieri
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Evelyn Ferguson