Meet The Team!

Learn more about the team members that makes Kuruka Equestrian special!

The team of schooling horses suit either the beginner or the more advanced rider. Each one brings their own personality to your lesson and helps you to better develop your skills each time you mount up!

To view all of the horses at the farm, click here.

Angela Vandenhurk

Angela Vandenhurk

Coach & Owner at Kuruka Equestrian Angela is a Certified Coach and a Competition Coach Specializing in the Hunter/ Jumper discipline and Dressage. She has taught hundreds of students over the years of different levels and abilities and has had much show ring...

Barn Monitors

Barn Monitors

Barn Monitor Program Kuruka Equestrian offers a Barn Monitor Program where participants will develop invaluable work and horsemanship skills. Once trained, students can exchange their working hours on our busy lesson days for practice rides on school horses every...

Dara Sporle

Dara Sporle

Barn Manager Dara started as a lesson student in 2012, who fell in love with Samson who at the time was a school horse at Kuruka. Dara then joined our schooling show team showing Sam and year after year she started moving up in the divisions, then in 2014 Dara...

Maud Revel

Maud Revel

Instructor of Beginners Maud Revel started riding at Kuruka in 2011. She successfully passed her Instructor of Beginners qualification in July 2019. She has joined our team of instructors at Kuruka and enjoys coaching, insisting on safety while strengthening core...

Apollo

Apollo

"Footloose"Schooling Horse 2001 • 14.1hh Arab Cross Gelding Standing at approximately 14.1 hh, he is currently a part of the Kuruka Trillium show team. Apollo has many years showing experience from large pony hunter to 1m jumpers. Competed at trillium championships...

Bacardi

Bacardi

BACARDI KE 16hhThoroughbredMare Cardi was shown 2021 in the Hack Division on the GBZ Trillium Team, placing 6th overall! We cant wait to see Cardi over fences on Trillium next year! LEASED 2021

Cash

Cash

"Blue Up In Smoke"Schooling Horse 2008 • 15’2hh Registered Paint Gelding Cash enjoys teaching his riders various riding skills with his comfy canter and unique jump! Cash’s calm demeanour makes him a great horse in our EAL program and riding school. Cash has been...

Charlie

Charlie

Available for Part Board  for the 2021 Show Season Charlie is new to Kuruka.

China

China

"China Doll"Schooling Horse 2001 • 15’1hh Thoroughbred/ Trekhener Mare China is 15.1hh, Thoroughbred/ Trekhener. She is a nice mover with an easy rhythm and auto lead changes. China is a kind and friendly little mare. She has shown at both Bronze & Trillium levels...

Davis

Davis

Schooling Horse Davis is new to Kuruka. More info coming soon.

Dublin

Dublin

"Irish Gentleman"Schooling Horse 2003 • 17hhThoroughbredGelding Dublin is 17hh, 1 solid built Thoroughbred gelding. He is a Trillium Hack Level mover with an easy quite rhythm. Dublin is an easy going quite dude that will pack around a beginner learning to canter or...

Ember

Ember

Ember 2014 Thoroughbred 15'2hh Mare Ember is new  to Kuruka - we will update as we get to know her!  

Gloria

Gloria

"Feeling Glorious"Schooling Horse 2012 • 15’3hhThoroughbredMare Gloria has become a favourite in the riding school with her calm demeanour and fun jump. She is learning to become an awesome lesson horse and loving her time learning the jumper ring as well. Currently...

Hudson

Hudson

"Hudson KE"Schooling Horse 2006 • 16.2hh Hanoverian by Viva Voltaire Gelding Hudson comes to us with his intense training in Dressage he was going to be Angela's new dressage mount! But we found out Hudson also loves to jump; so Hudson has been used in our riding...

Lincoln

Lincoln

"Lincoln Dun It"Schooling Horse 2001 • 15’3hh Quarter Horse / Belgian Cross Gelding Lincoln is 15’3 hh, solid built Quarter Horse / Belgian Cross gelding. His smooth gaits allow him to look after the most beginner riders as well as teach more intermediate students and...

Paddington

Paddington

"Sincerely Yours"Schooling Horse 2006 • 17.0 hh Hanoverian Cross Gelding Paddington has shown many years on the Georgian Bay Trillium Circuit, qualified for championships many times. Currently showed the 2’6ft Development & Modified 2’9ft along with the Hack...

Patch

Patch

Schooling Horse Patch is new to Kuruka. Available for Part Board  for the 2021 Show Season Patch is available for part board starting January 1st 2021 for $360 a month + Farrier (plus hst) this includes 1 lesson a week and 2 rides also includes a private tack locker...

Piper

Piper

"Picture Perfect"Schooling Horse 2002 • 16hhThoroughbredMare Piper is a 2002 16hh thoroughbred mare who is teaching beginners the fundamentals of riding and horse care. Piper is used often in the riding school and EAL programs, along with both our schooling and...

Pirate

Pirate

"X Marks The Spot"Schooling Horse 2004 • 14.3hh Leopard Appy Gelding Pirate is 14’3 hh, solid built Leopard Appaloosa gelding. Pirate is well schooled wtc, lead changes, basic dressage, jumps a course. Very fun for the intermediate and advance riders teaching the...

Sheldon

Sheldon

"String Theory"Schooling Horse 2007 • 15’3hhThoroughbredGelding Sheldon is 15.3 hh, Thoroughbred. He is a cute mover with an easy rhythm. Sheldon has shown on our Trillium team over the years, is consistently in the ribbons. Sheldon jumps a 2’9 course, has schooled...

Stanley

Stanley

"Stan The Man"Schooling Horse 1995 • 15’1hh Belgian / Quarter Horse Gelding Foaled in 1995, Stanley is a chestnut Belgian / Quarter Horse cross gelding who is charged with looking after our more beginner riders. In his younger years, he was Angela’s dressage mount and...

Sterling

Sterling

Sterling Silver   9 years old 12'3hh Welsh Pony Cross Gelding  

Winchester

Winchester

"Supernatural"Schooling Horse 2003 • 15’3hhThoroughbredGelding This solid citizen is teaching beginners the fundamentals of riding and horse care and his demeanour puts even the most nervous riders at ease. Winchester is used often in the riding school and EAL...