Meet Our New Program Director!

Person and horse

We are thrilled to welcome Tavia, as Program Director, to the Urban Stable team! Tavia is a certified CanTRA Intermediate Instructor and a registered social worker with a Master of Social Work. Her experience will be invaluable to all of our students and we can’t wait for the fresh ideas she will bring to the table.

Read Tavia’s bio here:¬†

My story with horses began over 20 years ago, when I was a child who wanted to spend every spare minute at the barn. The time I did spend with horses throughout my childhood (and adolescence…and adulthood!) not only helped me grow in confidence and compassion, but also provided me a refuge during the ups and downs of life.

Over the years, I gained experience in horse training and barn management, as well as experience coaching riding lessons. I am now a certified CanTRA Intermediate Instructor and a registered social worker with a Master of Social Work, and I am delighted to be bringing these skillsets together in my new role.

Urban Stable opens the door to horses for young people who might otherwise never have the chance to spend time with a horse. It is so rewarding to see students progress in skills, ease and confidence as they return each week and to witness the joy they experience so fully with the horses in the program. I am honoured to join the Urban Stable team as Program Director!