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.

Team Wachter


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. 


Barn Manager-Assistant

Brianna Green

Riding since age 6, Brianna has always been around horses. Always with an answer to your questions-you can go to her for anything! You will find her in the barns or out in the field with the horses.



Kate Wiznura


Kate handles our social media and sponsor relations. No matter where we are, Kate can be found on a horse or on her phone, keeping Wachter communicating with the world. 


Working Student

Stella fitzgerald

Stella is a jack of all trades. Always with a smile on her face, she can be found making sure the horses always look their best both at home or away. She is excited to tackle  show season with her horse, WH Lady. 



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.



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) 


Right Start Riding coach

Meghan Atherton

Meghan grew up riding in Alberta and always knew she wanted to one day be a coach. She now focuses on helping new riders start their riding careers, whatever their goals may be, with her program at Wachter Horses.



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. 

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Stable Manager

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.   



Leanne McLellan-Rinas

Leanne has been our resident "make-it-happen" person since 2013. She has all the answers and can be found either in the office or on her horse Cado rocking the hunter ring. 


Barn Assistant 

Taylor Funk-Schaber

After growing up surrounded by horses and then taking on the role of working student to a young professional at the age of eleven, Taylor knew that horses were her future. She can almost always be found on a horse in the arena.