TAYLOR AVANN

Taylor currently shows National Level Grand Prix/U25 + Young Jumpers! Taylor also has experience showing in the equitation + hunter rings. Most recently, Taylor competed in a Grand Prix at Palgrave + had a 4th place finish with Charlie Brown! 

Taylor currently owns & operates Avantaventure Stables where she oversees sales, leasing + embryo transfers. In addition, Taylor owns + operates One Click Tack, specializing in high-end used tack. Taylor also offers free-lance training in the GTA! 

Taylor has her eyes set on continuing the expansion of @avantaventure + she is also working hard to make her dreams of competing at FEI shows come true. We have no doubt that Taylor will continue to find success through her Avantaventure operation + we can't wait to watch her compete again in the new year!

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SADIE LEON

Sadie started showing on the A's in her last year of high school with Carly-Campbell Cooper. Sadie’s horse Zorlanda KH (Zoe) took her from jumping the .9s to becoming the overall champ of the 1.20s!

Sadie's success in the jumper ring continued with her mare Camilla + together they qualified for the 1.40 Jr/Am at the Royal where they ended up reserve champ in their division! In February 2018 the pair placed 3rd in the 25k Grand Prix in Venice Florida + in May 2018 Sadie was invited to Chengdu, China to compete in the new Longines show! In August 2018 Sadie represented Canada (YAY!) at the NAYC with Camilla + the team finished 4th overall!

This year you would have seen Sadie competing with Diana MZ in the U25 classes where they had great results! We could not be more excited to see what comes next for this incredibly talented young Canadian athlete! 

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MACKENZEY NADEAU

Mackenzey is a 21 year old, up and coming Grand Prix rider from Carleton Place, ON!

She has been training with the Millar family at Millar Brooke Farm for close to two years. You have most likely seen Mackenzey & her adorable mount Wilby jumping around the U25s + 1.40s #teamwilby !

Mackenzey also loves working with young horses, developing them for the hunter jumper rings!

We know that the future is bright for Mackenzey + we are so grateful to be along for the ride!

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Savannah Skeete

Savannah Skeete is the owner of her beautiful mount County. Together they have competed in the U25s! Last year Savannah spent the winter riding with Iian Ferder Stables in Wellington, FL!

Savannah graduated from the University of Toronto wil a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. Along with competing in show jumping Savannah also played varisty women's rugby at UofT!

We are grateful to be part of Savannah's journey as she accomplishes whatever she sets her mind to!

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Maya Schneider

Maya is our newest Brand Ambassador and we could not be more excited to have her join team BASICS! Recently, Maya transitioned to the jumper ring with her incredible horse, Noble. What a ride this past show season has been! Maya has inspired so many equestrians to chase their dreams and one of her dreams came true this year by qualifying for the PA National Horse Show!

Maya also runs the Black Equestrians account with two other riders, highlighting black equestrians in the sport and engaging in important conversations around social justice!

PC Andrew Ryback