Welcome to Millennial Acres LTD- where passion for horse riding meets the power of community!
I'm Shandelle, your dedicated coach with a goal-driven mindset. At Millennial Acres LTD, we're not just a riding facility; we're a tight-knit community that believes in building each other up and growing together. Our farm is more than a place to ride horses; it's a space where lifelong lessons are learned, friendships are forged, and memories are made.
Here, we go beyond the arena to instill values that last a lifetime. Winning and losing are not just about the ride; they're opportunities to learn resilience, sportsmanship, and the importance of supporting one another. Our community embraces the highs and lows, celebrating victories and offering a hand of empathy when needed.
We understand the significance of a team mentality, and that's why we've created a barn family. It takes a community to raise a child, and at Millennial Acres LTD, that's exactly what we do. Parents play an integral role in our community – from guiding children to helping with tack up and untack, and even gathering to share their wisdom and experiences.
What sets us apart is our attention to detail in the sport. I, Shandelle, am committed to guiding you and your child towards achieving their goals in horse riding. The meticulous approach ensures that our students not only excel at our facility but also receive compliments on their riding abilities wherever they go.
But it's not just about the sport; it's about creating a supportive environment that extends beyond the arena. We organize community events, provide a shared space for connection, encourage open communication, and recognize and celebrate achievements. Together, we collaborate on projects, involve parents in activities, and offer volunteer opportunities, fostering a sense of belonging and shared responsibility.
So, welcome to our community at Millennial Acres. Whether you're a seasoned rider or taking your first steps into the world of horse riding, you're not just joining a facility – you're becoming a part of our barn family. Let's ride together, learn together, and grow together, creating memories and connections that will last a lifetime.
Join us on this incredible journey where horses, community, and a passion for excellence come together at Millennial Acres LTD.
Shandelle received a double degree in university. Bachelor’s of arts and Education at Lakehead University in 2016. In the summer months of her studies Shandelle worked for renowned horse women and horsemen, travelling nationally and internationally. As a young rider, she competed in eventing discipline. As an adult, she worked for Beth Underhill of Beth Underhill stables in Southern Ontario, and Nicole Walker of Adena Springs, in Canada and Europe. Years of working for top riders Shandelle has a broad and deep understanding of correct training and care from a young horse to international FEI Olympic qualifiers. While attending University Shandelle co-Founded Lakehead University Equestrian Team Thunder Bay. As team captain she successfully competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association ( IHSA) hunter equitation circuit, in the USA. While attending university, Shandelle taught riding lessons from beginner to intermediate riders coaching them at local horse shows as well as prepping them for the Royal Brandon Manitoba winter fair. Shandelle is passionate about continuing education. Shandelle was previous head Equestrian Coach at Queen Margaret’s School. The only school in Canada to have an in-house Equestrian program. Shandelle is a mentor to students who want to become coaches. Shandelle evaluates and tests students and coaches. Shandelle was selected to represent B.C as a learning leader to help coach Canadian coaches in a new program launching nationally in Canada.
Millennial Acres LTD IEA Hunt Seat - Head Coach
COWICHAN THERPY RIDING CENTRE- Volunteer Rider/ TRAINER
VIMY WESTERN RIDING CLUB- DIRECTOR 2024
COWICHAN DISTRICT RIDING CLUB - DIRECTOR 2024