Two-time Canadian Olympian Tiffany Foster has launched her own training and sales business, Little Creek Equestrian, with bases in Wellington, Florida, and Vrasene, Belgium.
Maintaining her long-standing relationship with Andy and Carlene Ziegler’s Artisan Farms, Foster will continue to compete its large string of international show jumping horses. In addition, she will accept a select number of clientele for training as well as offer quality sport horses for sale through her own venture, Little Creek Equestrian.
“For every aspect of my career, Carlene and Andy have been behind me one hundred percent of the way, and it’s incredible that they are supporting me in the next phase,” said Foster, noting that one barn on the Wellington property will exclusively house the Artisan Farms competition horses while the second barn will be used for Little Creek clients and sales horses. “It is so exciting to be able to have my own business alongside my sporting career with Artisan, and that we’re able to offer such a fantastic environment for training thanks to their support.”
Foster has been supported by Artisan Farms since 2011, making her Canadian Show Jumping Team debut at the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament riding Southwind VDL. She has since gone on to represent Canada in 31 Nations’ Cup events, the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, and the 2015 Pan American Games where she was a member of the gold medal team riding Tripple X III.
“I really enjoy teaching,” said Foster, who hails from North Vancouver, BC, and grew up riding and working at Thunderbird Show Stables. “I find it rewarding to see the riders develop, and I also enjoy pairing riders with the right horse and guiding their partnership as it progresses.
“It’s nice for me to have a couple of people to bring along in the sport and, hopefully, being based with us will allow them to achieve their goals the same way I was able to with Artisan behind me,” continued Foster. “Andy and Carlene are so supportive of me and Eric (Lamaze) and we all work closely together. Having a few clients will expand our family and give us even more people to cheer for in the show ring!”
Foster’s competition season includes being based in Wellington for the winter and Belgium throughout the rest of the year. She also contests the Spruce Meadows ‘Summer Series’ in Calgary, AB, each year, and is accepting clients at Little Creek Equestrian that are interested in following the same circuit.
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