Meet Our New Executive Director

Person and horse

Hayley Edwards is Executive Director for Urban Stable. She specializes in assisting teams and individuals to overcome barriers, build confidence and strengthen connections to their education, organization, and community through working with horses.

Hayley is a certified Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) Senior Instructor, Equestrian Canada Instructor of Beginners and CanTRA instructor mentor. Hayley joined the Urban Stable team in 2014 and has over fourteen years experience in the therapeutic riding and equine facilitated learning industry.

Growing up in a village in leafy Surrey, UK, Hayley developed a deep passion for charitable work in her youth. Participating in horse riding activities as a young person she quickly discovered the strategic and life-changing benefits interacting with horses can bring. As a result Hayley believes in the growth, trust, connection, and personal discovery that individuals can gain from equine experiential learning activities.

Now living under the vast and spectacular prairie skies in Winnipeg, MB, Hayley is inspired from these experiences and helps teams, peers, and individuals recognize their unique capabilities through mentorship and leadership development. Hayley enjoys watching the connection participants make with their horses and celebrating in their growth and personal success.

Hayley has worked in all areas of the organization and emanates the heart of Urban Stable. It is her continuous enthusiasm and passionate belief in people that inspires individuals and teams to become prouder, stronger, and more valuable contributors in their school, organization, and community.