Meet the team at Hylee Training
Hylee Training began operating in 2004, at a small farm in Richmond. Over the years we have slowly migrated to our current location on the Maple Ridge/Mission border. We have since grown from a lesson string of 4 horses to a lesson string of 16 horses.
Hylee Training offers lessons in Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Western for all riding levels. We also offer clinics, leases, training to our clients. We consider our clients part of our team here at Hylee Training. We work together to achieve riding goals in whatever way we can.
For the beginner rider, we offer beginner lessons in the discipline of your choice. Leases on school horses that can be supervised and theory lessons to learn more about horses and lastly RIDING CAMPS!
For the intermediate rider, we offer weekly riding lessons in your discipline, clinics with other instructors, leasing of our intermediate horses (unsupervised) , showing opportunities. As well as boarding if you have a horse of your own.
For the advanced rider, we offer weekly lessons, training , clinics, showing opportunities, coach training and boarding for your own horse or leasing of an advanced horse if you don’t have one of your own.
For the rider who has their own horse at your own location, we will gladly travel to accommodate you or you are welcome to trailer in.
Hylee Training is run and owned by Alicia Harper. Originally from New Brunswick, Alicia brings to the table 20 some odd years of horseback riding experience in many disciplines. Alicia is certified as an EC Level One Coach.
Alicia was a Canadian Pony Club member for most of her younger years, achieving her C2 level. Over the years Alicia has attended clinics with coaches and trainers such as: Beth Underhill, Sue Jack, Robin Hahn, Paula Jacobs, Will Simpson and Chelan Kozak. Alicia rode under renowned coach Stacey Maxwell of Sussex, New Brunswick for many years and Yolanda Blommers EC Level 2 coach here in B.C.
She has participated in 3 day events, dressage and hunter/jumper. She has also shown successfully in the Arabian, QH and Paint Circuit. Alicia has shown all over BC, NB, NS and PEI. And continues to show around the Lower Mainland and B.C. now.
Alicia is very active in the horse community and prides herself in giving back. She has held positions such as VP Membership & Marketing for Horse Council of BC, Secretary of Delta Riding Club and has been the Vice President for the Mission Horse Club.
Alicia currently teaches dressage focused riders, advanced jumpers and beginner Western riders at our location or elsewhere.
Megan Kenney – Instructor
Megan has been riding for over 10 years, in barns in Central and Western Canada. Having ridden under coaches such as Sylvia VanGuilder and Alan Plewis, she now rides under our own Alicia Harper. She is
certified through Equine Canada, and believes in working to meet your goals no matter what they are. She is responsible for the care of the lesson horses and for the running of the barn on the weekends. When teaching Megan brings a fun and personable perspective to lessons, and imparts problem solving skills as well as a love of riding to those she teaches.
Megan currently teaches the beginner/intermediates in Hunter.
Melissa Bolton – Instructor
Melissa started out her riding career in Hope, BC. In the beginning she participated in Pony Club and rode at the Hope Riding Club. She competed mostly in eventing and has ridden with with Maureen Walters, Dorothy Scudamore, Derrick Hugget and Chelan Kozak. Melissa in her career has shown and trained horses up to Pre-Training level in eventing at which time she received her Equine Canada Instructors certification.
Melissa’s experience is with Arabians, Thoroughbreds and Warmbloods having ridden and trained all her own horses. She imparts that knowledge learned onto her students in the how and why of horse actions. Over the past few years Melissa has worked at Milner Downs, Three Stirrups and Pony Pals. Before coming to Hylee Training.
This coming year Melissa will be competing with Styles over fences and bringing along her students to the show ring.
Melissa currently teaches the beginner/intermediates in Hunter.
Jane Broomfield – Instructor
Jane has been working with horses on and off since her teens and has owned horses for about 15 years. She rides mostly dressage and follows the more classical ideals when it comes to horsemanship. She have also competed in jumping, eventing and general performance. She moved to Canada from the UK almost nine years ago with her husband, her two horses and two dogs. Jane received her Equine Canada certification is 2012 with Alicia as a mentor and has been with us ever since!
Jane currently teaches the beginners in dressage