Dianne Urquhart, Executive Director
- (613) 898-0832
- Dianne joined TROtt in 2023, bringing her experience from a long career in the non-profit sector and as a horse owner.
Fiona Kearney, Operations Manager
- (613) 821-1844
- CanTRA Senior Instructor, Equestrian Canada Instructor
- Fiona joined TROtt in 1999 as a volunteer. She has had many roles over the years with TROtt and is currently our Operations Manager. Fiona has more than 20 years experience as a therapeutic riding instructor in the UK and Canada. She was even a certified trail ride leader in Scotland, taking vacationing people out for trail rides in the Scottish Hills. Fiona is also actively involved with the Ottawa Dressage Festival as the Director of Operations at the show.
Diana Garrett, Volunteer Co-ordinator
- (613) 821-1844
- Diana moved from being a TROtt volunteer to volunteer co-ordinator in 2023.
France Laliberte, Rider Co-ordinator and Instructor
- CanTRA Intermediate Instructor
- After 16 years as a paediatric nuclear medicine technologist, France wanted to join her passion for horses with her desire to help children and adults with disabilities. She started volunteering at TROtt in 2007. She became a CanTRA (AI) instructor in April 2009 and then a CanTRA intermediate instructor the following year. She started with the Rider Coordinator position in November 2021.
Tracey Bender, Equine Co-ordinator and Instructor
- CanTRA Intermediate Instructor and EAL Canada certified coach
- Tracey came to TROtt as a volunteer in 2006. Seeing the benefits of the program, she became a CanTRA Intermediate Instructor in 2013. Over the years, she has continued to increase her involvement to include the training of new volunteers and running the ground work training for the TROtt horses. In the spring of 2020, Tracey accepted the new position of Equine Coordinator.
Instructors – Therapeutic and Adaptive Riding
- Shawna Carlton, Instructor and Volunteer Training Facilitator (Equestrian Canada Competition Coach, CanTRA Intermediate Instructor)
- Amanda Gaudet, Instructor (CanTRA Intermediate Instructor)
- Nicole Meyer, Instructor and Volunteer Training Facilitator (CanTRA Intermediate Instructor, Horse Powered Reading® Facilitator)
- Anna Ribberink, Instructor (CanTRA Instructor, Horse Powered Reading® Facilitator)
Facilitators – Equine Assisted Learning
- Jason Abramovich, EAL Facilitator (EAL Canada certified coach)
- Brenda Makad, EAL Facilitator (EAL Canada certified coach)
- Rhonda Roberts, Barn Co-ordinator
- Eilish Connors, Casual Barn Staff
- Ikram Khan, Casual Barn Staff
- Jessica Oakman, Casual Barn Staff
- Emily Veinot, Night Check, and Barn Support
Joanne Stanley, Bookkeeper