Equestrian Staff
Jodine Buydens
Equestrian Program Director
Born and raised in Nanaimo, Jodine is a lifelong horsewoman. She began as an avid member of the Pony Club and successful competitor in both the Hunter and Jumper disciplines. Her extensive equestrian experience includes a notable career as an Equine Behaviour Specialist, Hunter/Jumper coach, and clinician in both Canada and the United States. 

During her six years in California, she learned from, and worked for, a number of renowned horsemen and horsewomen.

Jodine is the author of If Your Horse Could Talk, as well as a leadership coach and speaker.

Jennifer Dimen
Equestrian Centre Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Dimen joined QMS in November 2015 from Vancouver, BC.  She has been riding horses for over 30 years with training in Hunt Seat, Dressage, Pony Club, Western Trail and Backcountry riding. 

She currently holds a Certificate of Equestrian Coaching and Business Management from Kwantlen College, as well as her Equestrian Canada English Rider Level 6 and Instructor of Beginners certification.

Jennifer's specialty is starting beginner riders in the English method building a strong base of support and incorporating theory with an emphasis on fun and safety. 
Cheryl Keith
Head Coach
EC Level II - Hunter/Jumper
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Cheryl Keith has a distinguished background in all aspects of equine study. In 2000 Cheryl came to QMS bringing her broad knowledge and experience in the Hunter Jumper disciplines. Under Cheryl’s guidance, the QMS Equestrian Team continues to dominate at competitions throughout Canada and the United States, winning many Championships. In 2016 she was recognized by the BCHJA with the Coach of the Year award. 

Cheryl coaches riders in all divisions from Green Hunter and Jumpers to the Grand Prix level. 
Victoria Parsons
EC Instructor of Beginners Certification
Victoria Parsons is an Equine Canada Certified Instructor of Beginners, who graduated with Distinction with a Diploma of Equine Studies from the University of Guelph. Her passion for horses and learning will be a great asset to the QMS team.
Indiana Wynne-Smith
Coming soon.
Leora Gibson (on leave)
EC Level I
Leora Gibson became a certified coach in 2005, graduated Simon Fraser University in 2006 with a BA, then returned to university to complete the Bachelor's of Education as a second degree in 2014. 

Leora has enjoyed competing and coaching in the disciplines of Dressage, Combined Training, and Jumping. She is proud of the many Equestrian students she has coached over the past ten years, and has also greatly enjoyed teaching on-call for Delta School District since graduating as a BC Teacher. Leora is thrilled to continue her coaching and teaching passions at QMS. 
Coaches-on-Call and Stables Staff
An invaluable part of the day to day operations of the Equestrian Program is the service provided by our talented coaches-on-call and barn staff. This dedicated group of individuals works daily to provide the highest level of training for our students and care for our horses.
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- Tara Cooper, Class of '15