Stephen Forbes is the resident trainer at SpruceView Hanoverians and very fittingly has a special interest in the development of young dressage horses. Like many horse crazy kids, Stephen began his riding career in eventing and after attending Olds College he began to specialize in the starting of young horses and in dressage as well.
Over the last 10 years Stephen has been lucky to have been able to ride with and work for a number of excellent dressage trainers/breeders. In Germany Stephen was able to spend time riding at the stable of the renowned trainer Oliver Oehlrich and in 2013 he was offered a riding position at the prestigious Hof Kasselmann by World Champion rider/trainer Dr. Ulf Moller. During his time at the Hof Kasselmann Stephen was not only able to ride many world class horses of all ages and training levels but he was also able to help with the preparation for the highly esteemed PSI Auction.
Stephen is also the president and co-founding member of the Alberta Young Horse Development Program. To find out more information please visit http://www.ayhdp.org/ .
Stephen works alongside his partner Kyla McKinney . Kyla shares his passion for the sport of dressage and is an avid dressage rider and breeder.