PRDA

Our 2-legged Staff


 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Ingall

Executive Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margo Klassen

Instruction Coordinator 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Hendricks

Volunteer Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Nishiyama

Administrative/Volunteer Coordinator 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Marvin Marsh

Grounds and Facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Simpson

Instructor

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Teddi Marsh 

Barn Manager

   

 

 

Barn Staff -  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
Gold Sponsor: Fraserway RV


 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 Ingall

 

Gold Sponsor: BC Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (Individual Jockeys)


 
 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Gold Sponsor: Lin Percival 

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


Gold 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
Bronze Sponsor: Fraserway RV

 

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
Gold Sponsor: Fraserway RV

Huey  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At PRDA Since: July 2016

Owned By: PRDA

 

Gold Sponsor: VSA Enterprises

 

Kovu

Kovu is a lovely Off-Track Thoroughbred gelding who raced until he was 6 years old. Kovu's racing name was King of the Brass, and when he retired from the track he bacame a riding horse. Now 18 years old, Kovu is a wonderful addition to the heard, and is a perfect horse for riders to gain confidence.

 

 Silver Sponsor: Soroptimists International of the Langleys

 Bronze Sponsor: Pythian Cerebral Palsy Committee

 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
Platinum Sponsor: Pam and 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 Ingall

Gold Sponsor: Fraserway RV 

 

 

 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

Gold Sponsor: VSA Enterprises 

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


Gold Sponsor:  Sarah Davies and Patricia Dumont

Maverick


 

 

 

At PRDA Since: September 2016

Owned By: PRDA

 

Gold Sponsor: Fort Ladies Fort Langley Golf Club


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stormy
 

 

Stormy came to PRDA from right next door, and he 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


 
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
Gold Sponsor: Soroptimists International of the Langleys
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

 

 

 


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

Our Board of Directors

 

President - Dawn Major

Vice President - Lisa Strutinski

Treasurer - Dave Neufeld 

Secretary - Tamsin Holland

Director - Joan Fujiwara

Director - Susan Ottewell 

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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