Meet Our Coaches

Tammie Blewett

Tammie is originally from Devon, England and is a CHA level 4 and a BHS level 3 coach. She started riding at the age of 13 on a Connemara pony named Leys Laurus. Tammie worked at several stables in England, and eventually worked her way up to managing the yard at "The Manor" where she trained polo ponies, competition horses and oversaw the breeding program. In 1997 she moved to Canada to be with her husband David, and started working with Unicorn Stables as the barn/facility manager and coach. Since 2011 she has been living her childhood dream as the proud owner of this ever improving, first class facility. Tammie competes her horses in both Canada and the US,and enjoys coaching at events as well. Unicorn Stables is home to a few of Tammie's past competitive mounts, and they now help to teach the next generation of riders.

Ally Badger Ally has been riding since she was ten years old, and has been working with Unicorn Stables since 2008. Certified as an instructor of beginners, Ally is working towards her competition coach level 1. She helps with the day to day running of the stable in Surrey, and is the manager and head coach at our Burnaby location. Ally enjoys training and working with horses, as well as teaching people how to ride.





Emma Riek is an EC certified Competition Coach and has completed her Canadian Pony Club "A".

Emma has been riding since the age of 8 and training with Tammie at Unicorn Stables since she was 10.

Emma learned how to compete on Smokie and Riley, and has competed from Pre-Entry to Prelim on her own horse, Inuk.

She stays active in Pony Club as a riding examiner and stable management instructor. She's enjoying coaching part-time at Unicorn while attending UBC.



Joyce Wolters Riding CoachJoyce Wolters
Joyce was born in the Netherlands and has been riding since she was 4 years of age. She began her professional equestrian career in Sydney, Australia in 2008.

In 2013, Joyce graduated from the British Horse Society with a Stage III in Dressage, and Show Jumping/Eventing. She also achieved her BHSAI title.

In the same year, Joyce worked for Penny Cornish and Philip Miller at the top show jumping yard in Harpenden, UK. She enhanced her equestrian skills by learning to jump, and competed in the Newcomers and British Novice. Joyce also taught at their riding school facility, whilst following the BHS program including Horse Care, Feeding and Grassland/Stable Management.

Joyce is an EQ registered Level 1 International Coach. Joyce also enjoys competing at local shows in BC.