Riding and Horsemanship Lessons
Steph Laversin has been a professional coach her entire adult life. She offers both skill and experience as well as the help only available through a seasoned horseman with over 25 years as a certified trainer. Her goal is to produce competent horsemen both in and out of the saddle.She offers lessons from total beginner to advanced in both riding and horsemanship. There are wonderful horses available to learn on or you can use your own. Steph's speciality is relationship building and she has a long history of helping owners and horses build a happy and successful relationship. Our riding programs focus on correct and effective riding based on classical equitation. Out of the saddle we strive to achieve the highest standards of horsemanship. Our programs are based on Equestrian Canada's Rider Levels and in accordance Stable Management Canada. Steph certified to test for Equestrian Canada and the National Coaching Canada Programs (NCCP) for up to Rider 6.
Archery and Swordsmanship
FVMC has year round beginner lessons in Mounted Archery. Packages of 8 lessons are available to give you a great start.
Through Academie Duello there are also frequently courses in all of the Historical European Martial Arts such as 16th Century Rapier, Dagger, and Spear.
Clinics and Events
Fraser Valley Mounted Combat delights in bringing unique and even prestigious learning opportunities to the area. We offer Historical Martial Arts with the excellent Instructors of Academie Duello, Mounted Combat with world recognized instructor, Jen Landels, Mounted Archery with the illustrous Robert Borsos and events that showcase the Equestrian and/ or Western Martial Arts. Our clinics and courses are fun, educational and a great way to find a new passion in sport. Check our Calendar of Events to see what is planned and what is new
Mounted Combat demands an obedient, agile and sensible horse with a great mind and a good heart. These are all the traits that Stephanie's training program strives to instill in her mounts. She starts with a solid program on the ground then in the saddle in order to esablish a solid foundation so that horses can reach their full potential in and out of the saddle. Steph continues train and educate herself to find new ways to better establish positive relationships with horses. She delights in helping horses become better partners and athletes regardless of whether are being prepared for competition or for pleasure. Steph Laversin has long specialized in colt starting and helping horses become useful again after injuries or dangerous behaviours. Discovering Mounted Combat has brought even greater pupose and passion to her work as a horse trainer.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Focused primarily on the Equestrian Arts, 14th Century Italian Longsword and Kaissai based Horseback Archery, FVMC also offers periodic courses and clinics in other Historical Martial Arts such as 16th Century Italian Rapier, Wrestling and Grappling, Daggers, Victorian Cane fighting and so much more. Those who do not wish to ride are welcome to come train in the Mounted Combat longsword classes and archery classes that take place on the ground.
***Due to insurance reasons all sword classes are offered only through Academie Duello. Steph Laversin continues to teach for them *She also offers dressage for the war horse.