Norah Ross is excited to launch Ross Equestrian Services. With over 40 years of success coaching and training hunter and jumper competitors from local schooling shows to the standards required of top North American venues Norah has the skills to fine tune and deliver a program suited to your goals.
Her clients have achieved best ever results at Thunderbird Show Park, Spruce Meadows, Thermal, The Oaks-Ca. and the East Coast Fall Indoor Circuit with a 2010 highlight of “Grand Hunter Champion” at the National Horse Show in Syracuse, New York.
Norah’s strong Horsemanship skills were founded in the broad and in depth base that the Canadian Pony Club system delivers. Thunderbird Equestrian Centre provided her first few years of teaching experience in a lesson string program. At the age of 19 she moved to Vancouver Island to start what would become a long term and very successful relationship until 2003 as head trainer and chief Instructor of the Equestrian Program at Queen Margaret’s School with additional clients in the Cowichan Valley and Victoria. During this time Norah successfully completed Equine Canada Coach 3 certification.
With the completion of a state of the art Equestrian Facility in 2003 Norah took over the management of an exciting new venture, Foxstone Stable. Under her guidance her clients and their horses enjoyed incredible success locally, nationally and internationally. Young horses acquired in Europe for customers made the progression to top performers with long and successful competition careers. Many rider/horse partnerships were carefully established and developed.
Norah is grateful to many key mentors who have supported and contributed to her teaching philosophy including Brad Laird, Desiree Johnson, Gail Greenough, Jill Henselwood, and Christine Jacobsen to name just a few.
In 2012 she was awarded by the BCH/JA the top honor of “Coach of the Year.”
2016 starts a new chapter in Norah’s outstanding career. Selling Foxstone Stable to her protégé Georgia Hunt in April has allowed Norah to broaden the scope of her Equestrian interests. She is now available to teach more clinics, judge at horse shows and has obtained her Steward’s license. She is also very pleased to give back to her roots becoming more involved with Pony Club as well as mentoring riders with the “EC Rider Level program” and developing instructors with their equestrian certification.
Through Ross Equestrian Services Norah can help you find that important partner for your riding success, help you develop a personalized program to further your equestrian skills, help your own lesson program with professional development clinics and rider clinics and help contribute to the success of your competition with her judging skills.