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Experience & Credentials


Over 30 years experience encompassing a wide range of formats from individual lessons, clinics, group sessions, 4H Club teaching and camps. Fonda teaches horseshow classes including showmanship, trail and English and Western disciplines. Also ground work, longeing, ground driving, obstacle trail etc.

Fonda is an Ambassador for Cowboy Dressage and is very keen to introduce this rewarding discipline.


Fonda acknowledges the wisdom and experience she has gained in clinics and training sessions with respected coaches such as:

Len Cooke Lynn Palm Patti Carter

Vern Sapergia Richard Shrake Shannon McCulloch-Verdier

Cyril Desjarlais Carol Walton Kerry deKubber

Timothy Sorfleet Marjorie Armstrong 


Fonda brings 25 years experience judging all levels of shows, from 4H achievement days to breed shows, driven dressage, minis, Western and English general performance. She is an accredited Provincial Judge of general performance.

Shows she has been pleased to judge include Campbell River Trail Riders, Cowichan 4H Horse Club,Rainbow Horse Club, Vimy Western Riding Club, VIAHA, Cobble Hill Fair, Saanich Fair, Cowichan Ex, VIEX, , as well as the Victoria Riding for Disabled (trail judge for 6 consecutive years; a very rewarding and fun experience).


Has qualified and maintained the standards for:

General Performance Senior Provincial Judge

General Performance Equine Canada Judge "r"

Western Coaching Certificate - Equine Canada

NCCP Theory, Level 2

Ambassador Cowboy Dressage World

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" I can't say enough things about how wonderful Fonda is. She has been patient, kind, thoughtful and helped me through some very rough times both as a rider and a friend. She is..."

Brenda Cormack


"Fonda is a kind, patient, amazing coach. She helped me get through some huge issues I was having after I had a bad fall. I absolutely loved the adventure trail clinics we took w..."

Tara Rice


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