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OUR TEAM

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

Founder

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. 

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Bookkeeping 

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) 

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Barn Assistant 

kelly nicholson

Coming to us from the saddle seat world, Kelly has a lifelong passion for horses. Watch for her grooming, teaching lessons or riding her saddlebred horses! 

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Barn Assistant

Luka

The most positive guy around, Luka is always happy to lend a helping hand. He is a favourite among the horses with his kind demeanour

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Working Student

Olivia reynolds

Olivia grew up around horses and is passionate about learning the nuances of a show jumping facility! 

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Founder

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.

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Media

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. 

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Barn Assistant

Tori Gallagher

Hailing from Ontario, Tori brings a ton of experience to her role here at Wachter Horses. Her positive attitude is contagious and she's always ready to lend a hand in the barn aisle. 

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Working Student

jess raiwet

Wise beyond her years, Jess might be one of the younger staff members but don't let that fool you! A talented horsewoman already, Jess is learning all the nuances of the business.

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Jack of all trades

JOE Lanter

Joe can be found anywhere something needs to be done. With a farm this size, his work is never done, but he does so with a smile on his face.  Joe 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.   

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Right Start Riding 

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.

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Barn Assistant

Leander Hassenewert

Leander was born in Schloss Holte, Germany and has been riding since he could walk. He is very excited to be a part of TEAM Wachter for the coming year! 

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Working Student

Presley Prang

Presley has loved horses her whole life! She's been riding for the last five years and is excited to learn more about the sport through her role as a working student! 

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