Meghan (McFarlane) Gordon, is the owner and operator of Bridlewood Riding Centre in Kelowna’s Lake Country. Meghan rides and teaches English and Western riding including dressage, jumping, beginner reining, pleasure and performance. She enjoys coaching all levels of riders from beginners to upper level competitors. Being raised on the Woodsdale horse and cattle ranch, Meghan has always had the opportunity to be involved with horses which encouraged her riding career at a very young age. At the age of seven, she started competing in shows with her partner A’Le San Tari, achieving many accomplishments including Hi-Point BC Bred QH.
O’Shella, another homebred mare, was trained by Meghan through Prix St. George level in dressage. Together, they have won many local and national Championship achievement awards at many prestigious shows. An invitation by International Dressage Judge & clinician, Lorraine Stubbs, of Guelph, Ontario gave Meghan the opportunity to work with her top young prospects as well as her Dutch stallion, Magnefiek, trained through Grand Prix.
Meghan has also been invited to and participated in clinics with Hub Houben of Holland and continues to participate in his clinics when he is in Canada. Meghan trains with Henk Glijn, international dressage trainer and coach, originally from Holland, and Jan Jollymour, a successful dressage competitor, coach and judge.
Meghan was a member of the Canadian Pony Club for several years achieving her ‘B’ Level Certificate. She coached the Vernon, Tamarack and Kelowna Pony Clubs for 10 years.
Through many years of experience she has learned how to connect and work with horses of different breeds, temperaments and abilities.
As a trainer and coach, Meghan has been instrumental in her students achieving their goals and accomplishments. She customizes her lesson to focus on each rider’s personal goals and the needs of all her students.
Meghan believes the most important factor in training and riding horses is the rider’s position. It is also one of the hardest things for a rider to achieve and maintain through all the paces. She emphasizes this throughout her lessons, in all disciplines of riding.