Leap of Faith: Heather MacInnis
In the four short years since Heather MacInnis branched out on her own as a trainer, she has already experienced a level of success that even she finds a bit surprising. Her business, MacInnis Show Jumping, is based out of Poplar Lane Farm in Grimsby, ON; she leases the 24-stall facility in addition to coaching clients that meet her at the shows. Heather's students had a stellar season in 2013, taking home 18 year-end OHJA Top Ten awards and 20 ribbons from the Royal Winter Fair. The 32-year-old was born “horse-crazy” and began riding at the age of seven at a YMCA summer camp, progressing to weekly lessons and part-boarding a horse. Her first horse was an “insane” Quarter Horse mare purchased through the Toronto Star classifieds. “The only way I could get her to jump straight was by riding with two dressage whips,” Heather says, laughing. “I didn't know…
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