Meet the Teams
University of Guelph
The University of Guelph Equestrian Club brings together students interested in horses to participate in lessons, activities, and teams. Club members can participate in field trips, quizzes, movie nights, clinics, and more. Proudly based out of Old Orchard Farm with Linda Hale.
University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo Equestrian Club was founded in 2005. The grounding principle was to have a student run club which promotes the equestrian sport through events, clinics, socials and competitions. Although the club started out small, the club has grown each year, allowing more events and ideas to substitute the equestrian world most members had to leave behind when they start university.
Western Equestrian Club was re-established in 2006, and became a Campus-Recreation affiliate club in 2011. Western Equestrian Club’s goal is to provide equestrians attending school at Western with the opportunity to stay involved with horses, whether you personally own one or not! Western Equestrian Club includes three different competitive teams, lessons and events.
Wilfrid Laurier University
Established in 2004, Laurier Equestrian has shown tremendous growth over the past decade. Now participating in the OCEA circuit, offering a lesson program to accommodate both the competitive and recreational rider, and monthly socials.
Meet the Zone Executive
West Zone Head
Emma has been competing on the University of Guelph’s OCEA team since her first year of university in 2019. She is now going into her fourth year of a BSc in Animal Biology. Emma owns a semi-retired gelding who no longer competes but loves the trails, and she recently joined the Ottawa Polo Club.
West Zone Membership Coordinator
Georgia Ruggles is the west zone membership coordinator. She just completed her Equine Management degree at the University of Guelph and has been riding on the U of G OCEA team for the last four years. She has been involved with OCEA shows since she was 16, so she is very excited to be involved as a west zone executive member! She is a lifelong equestrian with roots in the hunter equitation world and a passion for sharing horses with everyone. Her horse Dax is an Entry superstar, and they are both looking forward to the 2022-2023 season!
West Zone Secretary
West Zone Horse Coordinator
Maeve Powis is excited to be the Horse Coordinator for the West Zone this season. She is currently in her 3rd year of animal biology at the University of Guelph and will be going into her second year competing on the OCEA. Outside of showing on the OCEA she rides on the Ontario A circuit with her barn Lakehouse Stables and her two horses Nemo and Ally. She is looking forward to contributing to the success of the OCEA this year as well as getting to know more of her fellow riders!
2022-2023 Show Dates
Western @ Iron Horse
January 29, 2023