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.

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.


Emma Wallin

Emma has been riding at Unicorn Stables since she was 5 years old. She has passed her Pony Club level C2 this and is currently working towards her B level. Emma has competed on several different horses since she was 10. She now has her own horse, Strider, and they currently compete at the training level with plans to move up to Prelim next year. Emma is one at part time coach at Unicorn Stables, and enjoys the many friendships she has made at the barn over the years & loves coaching riders of all ages.


Emily Bjornson

Emily began riding at the age of 12 in Victoria BC. She moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to attend University where she graduated with a Major in Photography. She received her Equine Canada Instructor of Beginners Certification, and is currently working towards her Competition Coach Level 1. She is always looking to develop and further her knowledge of equine education. She enjoys working and training horses, along with coaching all levels of riding.


Lindsay Sickmuller

Lindsay was born in Vancouver, BC and first started her interest in horses in Kenya, Africa. She has been riding since the age of 5. Lindsay went to college to be a vet assistant and worked in that industry for a year and a half before becoming an instructor and full time employee at Unicorn Stables. She enjoys caring for the horses and working day to day with them. Lindsay also enjoys playing field hockey and skiing in her free time. Lindsay looks forwards to her future at Unicorn Stables.