Dreamcrest is committed to excellence in coaching and all of its riding school staff are Equine Canada certified coaches and instructors.

Kelly Plitz and Ian Roberts are Equine Canada Level 3 high performance coaches. Ian is currently coach of the Costa Rican National Eventing Team and has coached many Ontario teams at the North American Young Riders Championships.  He is also Chair of Coaching for the Canadian Eventing Committee. Ian is a frequent guest coach invited to conduct clinics across Canada.

In our riding school, Tracey Edwards and Marianne Loughlin are Level 2 coaches.

Coaching Awards

Among his numerous coaching awards, Ian was the Ontario Horse Trials Association Coach of the Year in 1989 and Ontario Equine Federation Coach of the Year in 1995.



“ I started riding with Ian at the age of 11. He taught me so much about the sport of eventing and helped me develop the natural instincts for cross country and to get the job done. His contribution to eventing as a whole and the Ontario Young Rider program has really benefited me and so many other riders in this great sport.”

Jessica Phoenix, Canadian Eventing Team