Brent Balisky: Life Coach

It is difficult to pinpoint Brent Balisky's most significant achievement as a professional in the industry. As a coach, his influence on the next generation of riders is staggering: he has stood ringside at two Olympic Games, has 16 equitation finals winners to his credit, and many riders competing at the grand prix level. He has played a role in producing not only riders with considerable show ring success, but also those who have gone on to become professionals in their own right, including Canadian Team member Tiffany Foster and hunter professional Tara Metzner, a BC native based in California. At Thunderbird Show Stables in Langley, BC, which he owns and operates alongside his wife Laura Tidball-Balisky and niece Laura Jane Tidball, he has developed and shown horses that have amassed wins at some of the most prestigious shows in North America. Challenge of the derbies Growing up in Alberta,…

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