Wachter Horses owes its success to the hard work and dedication of their core team. Without their contribution week after week our success would not be possible.

irene wachter

Founder and constant supporter of the Wachter Horse dream. Irene manages the office and brings her business skills to the team. Herself an avid equestrian, enjoys watching the business flourish. 


laurel arvay

Laurel is the saintly woman who organizes our accounting and administration. She is a long-time member of the team & an asset to our operations. You'll find her at the WH Headquarters (the stable office) 


kurt wachter

Passionate fan and founder. Kurt offers invaluable experience in agriculture and business management. Kurt takes great pride in keeping the farm running efficiently and looking its best.


doug McFarlane

Aka "Mr. Fix It" Doug can usually be found around or under a tractor. With a farm this size, his work is never done, but he does so with a smile on his face.  Doug is a vital & valued member of our team. 


reid pankewicz

Reid keeps the barn running smoothly & the horses happy. He is an asset to our home and competition operations. In the tractor or on a horse is where you will likely find him.   

Stable Manager

Hailey avery

Hailey has been riding since age 7 and she grew up showing across Canada.  Hailey is a motivated young professional who can be found happily working around the stable or in the ring on horseback.



  • Winning with Wacher
  • Winning with Wachter
  • Winning with Wachter