Cornucopia Dressage and Carolyn Russell-Poliquin
Carolyn offers dressage-oriented lessons for all riding abilities and horse training levels. Clients may trailer-in for lessons, book lessons with one of our family's well-trained horses, or board and train with us. Carolyn also offers training rides for your horse. Lesson and training prices vary depending on frequency and other considerations. Carolyn can provide lessons and service in French also. Please Contact Us for more information. See Carolyn's biography below.
A BIT ABOUT CAROLYN
Carolyn is a 10 year veteran of pony club, having been a member in 2 regions, SLOV and COR. She started riding when she was 5 years old in Nova Scotia where she was born, and moved to Kingston at age 6 where she had her first ponies Sparkles and Shadow before she was 10 years old. Carolyn began eventing her family’s 16.3hh TB gelding at age 10 and competed in tetrathalon, dressage and show jumping in SLOV and COR. A few years later, Carolyn started riding her young warmblood gelding Cornucopia as a 4 year old. The two of them were destined for great success. In 2008, while finishing high school and working as a student with Joanne Bouwhuis, they were the 2nd Level Equine Canada Gold Provincial Junior Champions and in 2009 successfully competed at the FEI JR and Equine Canada 3rd level.
Carolyn assisted at COR Pony Club Working Rally for 3 years prior to leaving for university in England, where she had earned a partial scholarship for her and Cornucopia. In England, at Hartpury College, she studied and attained her Equine Sport Science degree from University of Western England, and continued to train at the Prix St George level which includes canter pirouettes and flying change tempis, training with Carl Hester, Nick Burton, and other Olympic Grand Prix dressage riders. Carolyn returned to Canada in the fall of 2013 to continue her training and take over the management of the new family farm.
Carolyn Russell-Poliquin is the resident trainer and farm manager at Field of Dreams Farm. In 2014, Carolyn and her Canadian Warmblood gelding, Cornucopia were the 4th Level Equine Canada Gold Ontario Provincial Dressage Champions. She has also been recognized in the Dressage Canada Achievement Awards Program in 2009 and 2014 for her 3rd and 4th level performances. She currently trains with Canadian Dressage Olympians and has previously competed in Junior and Young Rider Competitions in Canada and the UK. Carolyn competed in the Prix St George Open division in 2015 and 2016 at the National level, and is currently training and coaching upcoming horses and riders.