ABOUT THE TEAM
Our instructors are professional, well-trained, and have years of experience both teaching and competing in the horse world. Our instructors all share a passion for teaching and desire to share their love of horses with others.
Owner & Head Trainer
Head Trainer Helen Bouscaren has a strong background in eventing, dressage and Pony Club. Helen achieved her B rating in Pony Club in 2008, and competed at Galway Downs International Event at the one-star level in 2011 and two-star level in 2012. She and her horse “Ben” reached the Advanced level in April of 2013 and the three-star level in the fall of 2013. Helen has goals of reaching the four-star level at the Rolex Kentucky three-day event and in the meantime has been selected to participate in the Developing Riders Under 25 program under the guidance of U.S. Olympic Team coach David O’Connor and Olympic gold medalist Leslie Law. Having been an active member in both Pony Club and Young Riders, she believes riding and competing to be a team process and encourages all students to work at the barn with the horses to learn more about horsemanship. Students love Helen’s relaxed, yet encouraging style and learn to improve skills in their riding in a fun and productive way.
Golly T. Martin
Golly comes to us from the East Coast, where she has worked extensively with horse businesses of all kinds in Virginia, as well as in Ocala, Florida where she was a working student for British Olympic Gold Medalist Leslie Law and his wife Canadian rider Lesley Grant-Law. Upon moving to the more forgiving climate of the West Coast, she linked up with James & Helen through their shared connection with the Laws. Golly has top level business management experience in and out of the horse world, and she is happy to bring her skills to the table to promote a high quality experience for all of our Alliston Equestrian clients.
Montana is the best beginner lesson instructor we have ever encountered. She can work with any age of kid and keeps even the youngest of riders safe and enjoying their time with the ponies. Montana focuses on balance and position exercises so each young student establishes a basic balanced position so they may move forward towards learning new skills with a strong base.
Alessia has an extensive background in dressage and three day eventing as well as teaching in pony clubs and riding academies in the bay area. Alessia prioritizes rider and horse safety but balances safety with having fun and learning new skills very well.