Biographies

 

Margaret Godson

Margaret Godson

 

Margaret is the creator and life force energy of Myrddin. She currently holds an E.C. (Equine Canada) High Performance Coaching License in Eventing; and an Association of Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques Level 3 Practitioners Certification. Her time is spent between her first priority, mentoring and coaching her Myrddin’s students, and the business of managing Myrddin.

Margaret is also passionate about keeping equestrian sports viable in the future. She was part of the task force that helped reduce MPAC’s decision to tax equestrian facilities as commercial properties. She has also served for 3 years now as an equine adviser on the Town of Erin’s Economic Development task force and has hosted The Grass Roots Showcase to promote eventing as part of the Pan Am Equine Destinations.

 

Caroline Godson

Caroline Godson

 

Caroline Godson is the Athletic Director at Myrddin, helping riders with their competition plans and execution. She also is an active rider, developing and training several horses for clients as well as buying and selling horses for a variety of disciplines. By understanding client’s wants and needs, Caroline has developed a passion for helping riders develop the fundamental skills necessary to create the ultimate relationship they desire and deserve with their horse. Today she works in coalition with Margie, continuing to develop some of Myrddin’s more advanced riders.

Caroline is working on achieving her coaching levels for early 2016, she has been riding since before she could walk and did her first horse trials at the age of 10. This year she has been showing her long time mount H’vezda in the Intermediate division, in eventing.

2015 Results:
– 2nd Dreamcrest Horse Trials, Intermediate with H’vezda
– 8th Glen Oro Horse Trials, Intermediate with H’vezda
– 9st Wit’s End Horse Trials, Intermediate with H’vezda
– 1st Glen Oro Horse Trials, Preliminary with H’vezda

 

Theresa Rondeau Vuk

Theresa Rondeau Vuk

 

Theresa is an EC (Equine Canada) Competition Coach, IOB Mentor/Evaluator, RL Examiner, and an EC/ProChaps Coach of the Year Recipient (2012).

She specializes in developing riders through sound basic principles of balanced and centered riding focusing on core strength techniques and riding in harmony with your horse through feeling and mental awareness.

Theresa began her professional coaching pathway in 2007. She actively supports the Western Ontario Region Pony Club acting as a clinician and an intermediate examiner. She is a current member of the Ontario Equestrian Federation Coach Developers Committee and actively participates in life-long professional development through NCCP courses, rider clinics, and equine training opportunities.

 

“What a great opportunity it is to have a facility like Myrddin in our “backyard” with great instructors to match.  We all very much appreciated Theresa’s patience with myself and two of my sons, coaching us all at our different levels.  From the very start Theresa was excellent at laying down the expectations for respectful compliance.  My youngest particularly loved how she made the lessons fun with key expressions like being a “thinking” rider, and also a challenge such as starting courses of jumps both in the ring and cross-country. Theresa was a strong force in building my teenager’s confidence as he adjusted from riding a pony to a riding a larger horse.

For my part, I took lessons both with Theresa and with Margie, on two of my horses.  Lucky me!  All the lessons pushed me into developing my skills, adapting to the thoroughbred’s giant stride, and balancing the mare as much as possible.  Although I’m not a novice rider, I certainly have a lot to learn and Myrddin was the ideal place to go with an adult friend so that we could both improve our skills.  The lessons were fun for a mom like me to be able to focus on myself and my horses and to see progress in ourselves. By the end of the season, we had the confidence to tackle the next level in eventing, woohoo!”

Ellen Thomson

Cait Gossman-Bond

Cait Gossman-Bond

 

Current Working Student

Cait joined the working student program at Myrddin in September of 2015. Knowing she wanted to pursue a career in the horse industry, Cait joined Myrddin to gain experience and earn her Instructor Certification through OEF. So far the experience has been incredible for both Cait and her TB mare, Smokey. Both have learned, grown and improved under the coaching of Caroline and Margie.