Meet our Instructors

Stephanie (Steph) Amann

Steph Amann

Steph has been riding horses since the age of 9. After buying her first horse in 2016 she now trains with Daisy Kosa focusing on showing Dressage at a Silver level and jumping. Steph is working towards her goal of achieving a full time career in horses. Steph is very passionate about the sport  and encourages everyone to ride regardless of age or any other barriers. Steph has her Rider Level 6.

Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson

Katie has been riding since 2010 & has been apart of Daisy Meadows since she bought her first horse, Indy in 2012. Katie is a Dressage rider who has competed on the gold circuit up to Prix St George level. She has acquired her Rider Level 6 & is working on obtaining her Level 8. Katie is still continuing to advance her knowledge through coaches Sarah Daisy Kosa & Cindy Ishoy. Katie teaches flat lessons from beginner to advanced students. 

Gillian Ross Erasmi


Gillian’s love of horses developed at a young age with a grandfather who breed and raised Halflingers. Gillian has completed her English Coaching Certification, Western Coacing Certification, Western Rider levels 1-4, Intermediate (Trail, Showmanship and Horsemanship) the Equivalent of the English Rider 8, she is also trained as an equine massage therapist (although not currently practicing) and an Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator. She leads the horse care & rider level preparation clinics at MJM for our riders, fall dates available soon.

Clarissa Hills


Clarissa has been training in Dressage with Daisy Kosa since 2013. She has been focusing on training her horse & is hoping to debut her stubborn draft mare in competition this upcoming 2018 show season. Clarissa teaches her students the importance on learning and perfecting the basics of flatwork, as good basics can lead to achieving any goal and practices this constantly in her own riding. She is working towards completing her Rider Level 6.

Glencora (Cora) Mulgrue


Cora has been training since 2010. Since then has been showing a variety of horses in the open division in both the jumper ring up to 0.90m and in the Open dressage ring up to Prix St George. Cora has her Rider Level 6 certification and with her extensive and diverse experience, this makes her a tremendous asset to MJM Riding School’s program as the Head Instructor. She has worked for Daisy Meadows Equestrian since 2010, preparing horses for national and international level competition. 

Aleasha Nimec


Aleasha has been riding for over 24 years. She started in Hunter/Jumper than moved to dressage. She currently trains /competes in barrel racing events & has qualified for the International Barrel Racing Association's  finals the past 2 years. Aleasha teaches English riding, speed events & beginner/novice western performance. She is currently working toward her English instructor and her competition coach specialist in speed events

Chelsey Overell


Chelsey has her rider level 6 & has been riding consistently for 20 years, and has shown up to 1.0m on the schooling & trillium circuits. She has been teaching riding since 2006 & has many long time students with her own teaching program called Abbey Road Stables which operates out of MJM Equestrian Centre. She supports MJM Riding School as a substitute coach.

Rachel Pietracupa

Rachel Jenings

Rachel has been riding since the age of six and has been teaching for 3 years. Rachel specializes in teaching people with disabilities. She has completed her Rider Level 4, a CanTRA (Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association) course & has her CTRBI (Canadian Therapeutic Riding Basic Instructor) certification. Rachel has experience teaching students with many different disabilities including autism, M.S., Downs Syndrome, P.T.S.D. &  C.P. 

Madeline (Maddy) Pottruff


Madeline "Maddy" has been riding and loving horses since the age of 6.  She has completed her Equine Canada level 6 certification in both flat and jumping.  Her interest is Hunter/Jumper  and she is a member of the Hamilton Hunt club.  Her goal is to attend the University of Guelph to become an equine veterinarian with special interest in equine dentistry.

Sara Valvasori


Sara has her rider level 6 and been riding since 2009. She has competed successfully in the jumper ring on the Trillium circuit up to 0.90 meters.  She particularly enjoys the development of young horses with careful attention to the basics. Her future goals are to continue advancing  her riding skills so she may  move up divisions on the Trillum circuit. After gaining experience there, Sara's end goal is to show on the "A" circuit.