MEET OUR TEAM
At Empire Equestrian, we strive to provide the best riding experience to our equestrian family. Meet our Owner and Founder of Empire Equestrian, Kaitlyn Harbour and her Coaches.
To join our family at Empire Equestrian, please send an inquiry within through our Contact Us page. For any questions or service inquiries, please inquire directly.
An equestrian for nearly two decades, Kaitlyn brings a lot of
experience to the riding school at Empire Equestrian. She took lessons
and clinics with multiple well respected coaches in the Lower Mainland
growing up, taking pieces from each of her mentors.
Although she showed in both the Hunter and Jumper rings, her true
passion was for the jumper ring where she found success for many
years aboard several different horses. She has had numerous
championships all over BC and Alberta at venues such as Thunderbird
Showpark, Southlands, Milner Downs, MREC and Rocky Mountain Showjumping.
Kaitlyn has collected many points over the years and earned the title of
“Provincial Champion” in many divisions on several of her horses. She
has competed in and won many Mini Prix’s, derbies, 4 bar competitions
and classics up to the 1.25 level on a range of horses.
Kaitlyn takes pride on running a well kept, safe and friendly small
equestrian centre where she shares her passion of horses with some
very special people.
Some of her other interests include fishing, playing soccer, ball hockey
and spending time with her family at her cabin.
A horse enthusiast from a very early age, Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our lesson program at Empire. She has ridden all types of horses from small ponies to large warmbloods and drafts. Her preferred discipline is the Hunter, Jumper circuit, although she also has experience in Western too.
Her current mount, Modern Girl, was purchased as a green prospect and she has trained her the last two years and already found success in the ring at many venues. Ashley strives to be a top rider and horseman, and is well on her way. She has shown extensively on our local circuit and continues to challenge herself, and the horses she rides.
She is a positive, down to earth young lady that has already created so many younger horsemen for our community. Owning a horse, she is well versed in proper horse care, first aid and horsemanship. She offers a lot to each of her students, which goes above and beyond just their time at the barn.
Piper brings a lot to our lesson program at Empire including her riding knowledge skill set, her ability to teach and help others, as well as her incredible attention to detail. Piper is an un beat, down to earth individual that has been an important part of our team for many years. She and her current mount, Pandora, have been working hard this last year especially, to move up the ranks and show in the jumper rings at both MREC and Thunderbird. She is an amazing young lady who always sets a good example, and teaches our students so much more than just how to ride.
She is also a camp leader in our Spring and Summer camp programs. When she is not at the barn, she can be found playing basketball, field hockey, or volunteering and contributing in school events and on council. She is a well respected young lady in our community!