Ontario Equestrian Welcomes Helen Richardson to the team as lead on new Provincial Stable Program

April 23, 2022 (Aurora, ON) – The OE Board of Directors, as part of the 2022-2025 strategic plan, is making a substantial investment to develop a new Stable program. The riding stable is at the heart of our sport and we believe that working together, in partnership, will lead to healthy, sustainable growth for our industry. We must better understand how we can support our stables and provide the tools and resources they need.

Our focus will be on building stronger relationships with stables to address their needs and our common interests such as member quality programs and experiences, participation development, certification, inclusivity, safe sport and financial stability. The pandemic highlighted areas that we need to focus on. As part of this investment, we were seeking someone with the right talent to lead the project. Welcome Helen!

Helen Richardson is no stranger to the Canadian equestrian community. She is an active Equestrian Canada (EC) Licensed and NCCP Certified Competition Coach (English), EC NCCP Coach Developer, active coach at Oakhurst Farm in Ashton, Ontario and former Coaching Coordinator at Equestrian Canada (2018-2021).

Growing up working in the high-tech sector in Canada, Helen’s background outside of the equestrian community includes a history of working in several project management roles – specializing in the business change management environment, developing and delivering software training and project management for companies like JetForm (acquired by Adobe, 2002), Cold North Wind (acquired by Google, 2008) and Upchain (acquired by Autodesk, 2021).

The combination of Helen’s equestrian background, her understanding of the sport sector and her work in the high-tech sector makes her the perfect candidate to lead this project. Please watch for exciting updates as we begin to develop this innovative program for the equestrian community in Ontario.

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