Justine's love for horses was short lived in her younger years, only to come back full throttle as an adult. Filling her time volunteering at a therapeutic barn in Windsor, Ontario, her patience and fun energy steered her into a career as a Certified Therapeutic Instructor. She was always asked to work the 'troubled' horses as her patience and calm demeanor seemed to help the high energy horses settle into their job.
When deciding to move out west, her priorities were: 1. She needed to be close to the Rocky Mountains and 2. She needed to be working with horses. After a season as a trail guide at Mouse Mountain Horseback Adventures (and working for both Lammles and the Horse Store in Calgary, Alberta) she was referred to a family run business that, from the beginning, felt like home.
As a certified Instructor of Beginner, she had been volunteering on Saturdays at Alborak stables since 2014 and in August of 2017 she finally made the jump from the corporate world to become the Program Coordinator for the riding school and the E/D level instructor of the Alborak Pony Club Riding Centre.
This is just the start as her passion for competing and training, both in and out of the saddle, will gain her knowledge and experience that she may pass down to generations to come.