First involved in dressage in 1973, she has ridden and trained horses to Grand Prix. She was long listed for the Canadian Equestrian Team with her Appendix Quarter Horse mare Deja Vu and rode internationally for Canada. Elaine was also a successful youth Western Rider. Elaine has been using classical dressage principles to enable riders to discover this fun and innovative way of gaining communication with their horses for more than 35 years. Elaine is one of the founding directors of WSDAC and has been promoting Western Dressage throughout Canada since 2011 helping riders discover this new and upcoming discipline.
Gwen lives near Blenheim, Ontario. She has been riding horses her whole life and has been involved with Western Dressage since 2013. Gwen has been involved in the fundraising efforts of several other organizations.