Our Instructors



Val Sanford – owner/manager at Copper T has over 35 years ridng and teaching experience, starting in the hunter/jumper circuit in Ontario, and later showing dressage in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. She has delivered full time riding programs for  adults and children, including The Willow Ridge Pony Club under Dr. Hilary Clayton. Though she specializes in dressage she also teaches the fundamentals of jumping. She is a certified Coach (EC/SHF) and has two Bronze Medals from her formal training in Verden Germany (FN) winning the top score in Small Bronze. Shown below riding Hunters  at Toronto Exhibition, clinic with Hendrik Gaebel on RaRumba and handling mares and foals below.  (foal photo: Judy Wood photo).

 Val Showing at Exhibition in Toronto 1980  2