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.

 

Theresa Rondeau Vuk

Theresa Rondeau Vuk

 

Theresa is a certified active EC (Equestrian Canada) Competition Coach. She is a current member of Ontario Equestrian’s Coach Developer Committee and is a certified EC/NCCP Rider Level evaluator and evaluator/mentor for new Instructor of Beginner candidates and Competition Coach candidates.

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 and in 2012 received the EC/ProChaps Coach of the Year award. She actively supports the Canadian Pony Club and Western Ontario Region Pony Club volunteering on the regional committee and on several sub-committes and is a National B level examiner. She actively participates in life-long professional development through NCCP courses, education clinics, and equine training opportunities.

 

Kim Logue

Kim Logue

 

Kim is a lifetime horse enthusiast, NCCP English Instructor of Equestrian, and an award winning equestrian journalist. Her passion is teaching beginners, providing FUN educational activities for introductory riders. She specializes in building confidence and the ability to take initiative. Classes are engaging and interactive, where learning  is combined with games and exploratory exercises.

Stay tuned for Level 2 beginning April 27, 2019

 

“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