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Meet Our Team

We are a team of enthusiastic individuals with a wealth of experience in the Equine Industry, from stable management, to riding lessons and therapeutic riding programs.

Brenda Spanier

Lead Instructor

"A long time Cochrane area resident, horse crazy from the time I knew how to say horse. I wanted to share my love of horses with others and started the process of becoming a certified instructor. 

I became EC Western Instructor in 2010, continuing on to become Western Rider Evaluator. In 2014  I started volunteering at the Olds Therapeutic Riding program, MountView Special Riding Association. I loved it so much I registered with CanTRA for Intermediate Instructor a level I achieved in 2016. Continuing on I completed my Senior Instructor level in 2019. 

I was the Head Instructor of the Will For Riding Foundation from the Pilot Program in 2015 to December 2019 when the Foundation was dissolved. I am pleased to now be working with 4:13 TRA.

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Erin McMahon

Executive Director

Erin Joined the 4:13 Team in the summer of 2019.  She has a background in not for profit management and is a long time horse nerd.  Erin got her start with horses at Griffin Valley Ranch, and then on to Bates Bar J.  Erin takes lessons and boards her horse "Owen" who is one of our therapy horses at Shire Ridge Ranch.  

"Working with the riders in the 4:13 Program is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.  Watching the riders get the giggles when they trot in the arena makes me smile every time."  - Erin

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