Meet #TeamARMATEQ: Canada

Canada - @maddieqeq

Meet Maddie!

Hi! My name is Maddie Quinton, and I am a 19-year-old equestrian from Calgary, Alberta. My horse "Fedex" and I competed in all three rings, but a highlight of our partnership was our 6th overall placing at the CET National Finals during the Royal Winter Fair. In addition to our success in the Equitation ring, we competed in the hunter derbies and the 1.30 jumpers! Recently, I welcomed "Lennox WV," an 8-year-old gelding, into the family, and I hope to compete in the U25/1.45s with him in the future! I could not be more excited to be an ambassador for ARMATEQ! 

Canada - @paigethomsonn

Meet Paige!

Hey, I’m Paige! I am a professional hunter/jumper rider & trainer based out of Alberta, Canada. The past few years I have been working along side a few well known trainers in the industry to develop my skills and knowledge as a young professional. A few of my accomplishments include placing 7th in the 1.20m Canadian Championships and competing with a very challenging gelding to 1.30m!

As of January 2024, I am excited to have officially opened my home farm based out of Raymond, Alberta. Currently I am focusing on developing my first home bred foal who is turning 4 this year, continuing to progress through the heights with my gelding (pictured above; Doctor Apollo) and hopefully jump a couple U25 before I age out at the end of 2025. I am super excited to be apart of #TeamARMATEQ!

Photo credit to Action Media Projects (Instagram: @actionmediaprojects)

CANADA - @kellockequestrian

Meet Jamie!

Hi, I'm Jamie Kellock, I am a three-day event rider from Canada and I am so excited to be an ambassador for ARMATEQ! My top horse "Summer Bay" and I have been on many adventures together including travelling to Blenheim Palace Horse Trials in England for the 4*L! We also represented Canada on the 4*S Nations cup team in Bromont, Quebec in 2022. We are currently named to Canadas National Development Squad, and we have big future goals of riding for Canada at the Olympics and world championships one day! 

@janelle_eq_

Meet Janelle!

I am a 16 year old equestrian, I have been riding for 8+ years! In 2022 and 2023 I was named the top rider of the Lighthouse Hunter Jumper series! I’m from New Brunswick Canada! I am a full time student who also works almost everyday during the school year and full time during the summer! I have a Black 21 year old OTTB named envy who I bought myself at 13 and I have payed for everything myself ever since! I’m looking to make our community more uplifting, welcoming and supportive!

Canada - @evl.eq

Meet Esme!

Hi! My name is Esme, and I’m looking forward to working with Armeteq, and weaving their amazing products into my riding life. I’m currently 5th in regional CET finals, so I’m looking forward to rounding out my last junior year with some big eq classes! I currently have two horses, Casual Chic SR Z who is my imported jumper and My Fair Lady, my baby green horse. Ollie and I have been competing in 1.15 classes, and I’m hoping to move to the 1.20s and 1.30s next year. I’m excited to be part of #TeamARMATEQ! 

CANADA - @islajjm.eq

Meet Isla!

Hi! I'm isla and I compete in the hunter/jumper world. I'm looking forward to working with armateq. I currently lease a horse named Celery (not in this pic) and I'm planning to do the eq and hunters with him, I previously did the jumpers and eq with the horse in the pic. I am planning to move up to the 1.10s by the end of 2024 or mid 2025. I've been a provincial champion for 2022, i couldve for 2023 but my horse ended up having a career ending injury sadly. But on the happier note I'm super excited to work with #TeamARMATEQ!

CANADA - @lmiller.equine

Meet Laycee!

Hi! My name is Laycee Miller. I am from Magrath Alberta. I have been riding for 10 years. I spent the first 5 years of my career in the hunter world. For the past five years I have been in the jumper world. It was a great switch for me. Me and my horse Zara have been competing together for three years. With many placings at paramount equestrian and Rocky Mountain show jumping. I am so excited to be an ambassador for Armateq. There products are my absolute favourites. I can’t wait to have them with me in the show ring this year.

CANADA - @just_becky1996

Meet Rebecca!

I started riding when I was 8 down in Southlands little did I know how special of a community it was , from the people to the events! I started riding at private little barns then moved to the club when I started training with my current coach Kelsey McFarlane and her barn Collingwood Stables ! She has truly change my riding for the better from the horses I’ve ridden to the team experiences! My current horse Scout , who I just bought in October and we have had the most amazing journey from trail ridings to doing victory gallops this past show season! I can’t wait to see what the future has to hold for me and Scout!

canada - @riding.my.rescue

Meet Sophie!

Hi! I’m Sophie, and I have been riding horses since I was five years old. I began working in Southlands when I was ten at different barns to pay for riding lessons. Since then, I have been developing my riding career and competing in show jumping. Currently, I mainly show in jumpers, but I occasionally show in hunters and equitation. I have also competed in lower-level dressage with my rescue horse, Foster who I purchased in 2018. I spend most of my free time at the barn schooling ponies or riding my other horse, London who I recently got in March of 2022. London and I compete at different venues across B.C. in the jumper ring. I can't wait for next show season to see what London and I accomplish!

CANADA - @bs.equine

Meet Blakely!

hi I’m Blakely, I’m a 2’6 and 2’0 hunter and I’ve been riding for almost 4 years now. I’m from Canada and I’m so excited for this opportunity to be a ambassador for ARMATEQ! my lease horse is named Finn and my biggest accomplishment with him is when we won judges choice in the 2’6 gamblers choice in the 2023 SSITS! I’ve recently ended my lease with him but I will most likely be riding a horse named Sasha who I’m enjoying riding! my dream is to ride in the Grand Prix one day and have a whole barn full of horses that can run free in a green field

Canada - @viksequestrianlife

Meet Victoria!

My name is Vik and I am a self proclaimed Hands On Horse Mom, Equine Bodyworker, and product aficionado! I am a long time equestrian, showing in the hunter jumper divisions on my horse Rio's Flirt W or "Flirt" on the A and Silver circuits in Ontario! Flirty is a 15 year old Canadian Warmblood who I have had for 6 years now! He is like a giant puppy dog who loves to spend time with me just hanging out or learning new tricks in exchange for some cookies of course! We are thrilled to join team Armateq as we have a passion for high quality equestrian products with innovation in mind! 

Canada - @lois_eq

Meet Lois!

Hi my name is Lois! I’m a 15 year old canadian dressage rider. I have ridden for 10 years now doing a range of different disciplines but ultimately always coming back to my personal favourite dressage! I have 2 horses the first is Karlos (on the left) who I have leased/ ridden for about a year now I currently half-lease him but am hoping to full lease him before show season! Together we compete in first level dressage. We are hoping to attend a lot of shows this coming season. I also have a pony named Ladybug (on the right). I have had her since i was 9 years old and we have grown up together. We did the pony hunters for many years and now I am riding her whilst waiting for her to find a lessor. I have ridden since i was 6 years old and have never thought of doing another sport! It was love at first sight for me. I love sharing my passion for the sport through Instagram and Tiktok. I am so excited to now be apart of Team ARMATEQ!

Canada - @abbycritchley.eq

Meet Abby!

Hi I’m Abby Critchley, I currently have 1 lease horse, his name is Weston. He’s a 6 year old OTTB, we did our first Trillium season in 2023! Our biggest accomplishment is going to Trillium champs, and winning the Ontario fall finals equitation. Our goal this season, is to aim for 2’9 and hopefully higher near the end of the summer. I’m currently training another thoroughbred, her name is Esme. This is gonna be her first show season, and we’re aiming for the Silver series at Angelstone! I am super excited to be part of team ARMATEQ!

Canada - @Silently.surviving

Meet Clara!

Hi, my name is Clara! I am a Canadian showjumper & developing 3-day Eventer as well as a proud member of Team ARMATEQ! I ride two horses, the first being a lovely warmblood by the name of Cro (show name: Capiche). She is my current showjump horse and though we are fairly new to each other, I hope to bring her to plenty of competitions this year! My second horse is an Appaloosa/Welsh Pony named Beauty (Show name: Supernova) who I am training to be my event pony. We have grown up together, and my parents purchased her as a small trail pony to be my learning horse when I was 5. Since then we have been constantly growing together, fighting many battles including severe ulcers and other medical conditions. Though these challenges were not easy, they have brought us closer together and strengthened our bond. Riding has been a lifelong passion of mine and it is my dream to share it with others. (Photo Credit: Jakob BD)

CANADA - @MYCHESTNUTJUMPER

Meet Brandi!

Hi! I’m Brandi and I am a amateur hunter/jumper from BC! I started riding at age 5 and now own a 8 year old Thoroughbred mare named Aurora. I bought Aurora as a 3 year old off the track and have developed her myself into quite the phenomenal show horse. My favourite classes to compete in are the New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Jumper Challenges because it gives me the chance to showcase how adaptable thoroughbreds can be to a new career after their track life. I also currently attend university and am on the way to getting my bachelor’s degree in criminology. When I’m not writing essays or competing you can always find me at the barn.

CANADA - @OVERBROOK_EQUESTRIAN

Meet Tara!

Hello! My name is Tara Kennedy. I am a professional show jumper and coach of Overbrook Equestrian based out of Edmonton, Alberta. I grew up riding with Canadian Team member Elizabeth Gingras who taught me all the basics and more. From there I worked my way up to showing the 1.40s and GPs with many horses I owe so much to. As a coach myself I firmly believe in furthering your education to develop as a rider and teacher. I’m very passionate about bringing new ideas and techniques to my team and students so that they can succeed. Very excited to have Armateq as a partnership going forward for myself and my team!

Canada - @Reina_eq

Meet Reina!

Hi i’m Reina Lopes, I live in Ontario. I Have 2 mares, My bay mare is 8 years old and her name is Porter aka Last Word CYB. My grey Mare is 5 and her name is Chai aka Chai Latte. This year we will be competing between 2 circuits, Trillium and prelude in the hunters as well as the Angelstone wild card! My goal for this season is to successfully take Chai through her first full show season and to go up to the 3ft at Angelstone with Porter! Our biggest accomplishment was winning a competitive hack class at the 2023 wildcard. I’m so beyond excited to be apart of #TeamARMATEQ.

Canada - @johelm_eq

Meet Jordyn!

Hey, I’m Jordyn!  I’m a hunter jumper rider from Ontario, Canada. I also do some occasional rodeos on the side!  My horse's name is Nash, his show name is Hurricane and his race name was Terraxpress. He's a 17.1hh off the track thoroughbred who I restarted myself when I was 12 years old! Nash and I haven't done many big shows as training takes time, but our end goal is to show in the A circuits or above.  I've been riding since I was 2 years old and even had my first fall then! I'm so excited to join ARMATEQ as an ambassador!

Canada - @emtobber.equestrian

Meet Emily!

Hi my name is Emily! I am a Canadian three-day event rider based in southern Alberta, and am so excited to join #TeamARMATEQ! As a dedicated Pony Club member working towards achieving my full A ratings, I also serve as a Regional Youth Representative for the Alberta South Region. I am deeply passionate about equestrian sports and empowering the next generation of equestrian athletes. My horses, Tehya (CWB) and Fizz (OTTB), are exceptional team mates. Together, we aim to advance through the levels in eventing, aspiring to eventually represent Team Canada internationally. I’m very grateful for ARMATEQ’s support and thrilled to be a part of a team that shares my commitment to excellence!