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

Head 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 please to have been asked to join 4:13 Therapeutic Riding Program. 


I live on an acreage NE of Cochrane with my husband Larry, 5 horses, 2 mini donkeys, 4 dogs and Simon the barn cat."

Therapeutic Riding | Calgary | 4:13
Teray Lennox-Wills

EAL Instructor

Teray is a Certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator and the owner of the High Country Equestrian Center, where 4:13 is proudly operated out of. 

"Horses have been a part of me all my life and the profound impact they can have on individuals lives is my motivation to share our equine friends insights."  - Teray Lennox-Wills

Therapeutic Riding | Calgary | 4:13
Lisa Janssen


Lisa has been working with 4:13 since 2016, starting out as a lesson volunteer and now as a board member and program coordinator. 

"I have been surrounded by horses my whole life, and know first hand the impact they can have on a persons mental and physical well being. I'm proud to be part of a program that allows so many others to experience the healing of a horse!" - Lisa

Erin McMahon

Program & Volunteer  Coordinator

Erin recently joined our team to assist with fundraising, programming and all things non profit!

Lauren Taylor

Past Volunteer Coordinator

Lauren was our amazing volunteer coordinator for over 3 years and has recently left us to pursue her teaching dreams in New Zealand! We are so thankful for everything Lauren has done for us, and wish her all the best in her future endeavours!