Horse Training & Horse Trainers

Willow Acres provides top quality horse trainers that practice sensible and humane methods of horse training. For the true horse-person no equestrian task or challenge is too menial, and our exceptional resident coaches and trainers work hard to bring every horse to the height of their potential.  

Jan McKim Training

Jan McKim-Lowe - Trainer and Coach

Over 20 years experience in horse training and rider coaching, having started 
  training Arabian and Dressage horses in 1982.
Specializing in coaching Junior and Amateur riders from beginner to National 
  competition levels. 
Specializes in horse training for halter or under saddle in both English and 
  Western disciplines.
Jan and her clients have received numerous National Championships and 
  Regional Championships including Canadian National Hunt Seat Champion 
  (Equitation 13 and under) for two consecutive years.

Regional and National wins include:

Hunter Pleasure
Show Hack
English Pleasure
Country Pleasure
Side Saddle (English and Western)
Western Pleasure

Burgi Rommel

Burgi Rommel - Trainer and Coach

Burgi Rommel is an Equine Canada certified Level 2 Dressage coach and a Horse Council of B.C. recorded judge for Dressage and Hack. She has been in the horse business full time for 30 years and specializes in Dressage. 

Born and raised in Germany, Burgi achieved Bronze Medallion recognition in her homeland before immigrating to Canada in 1975. With the help of numerous mentors throughout her career, she has trained horses to the PRIX ST GEORGE level and has won numerous Championships and recognitions as well as bronze medallion in the Dressage Canada achievement program. 

Burgi has worked extensively with the late Dietrich von Hopfgarten and Eleonore Elstone as well as enhancing her extensive knowledge-base and experience through clinics from Inez Propfe Credo, Charles de Kunffy and Col. Christian Carde. 

Studying the art of Dressage throughout her life has enabled Burgi to develop a training system that maintains the integrity of body, mind and spirit of both horse and rider.

Rayme McMahon

Rayme is an Equine Canada certified coach who has been involved with horses for over 30 years. She was a Pony Clubber in her youth then started with Dressage and has run her own Dressage stable including taking care of Canada Games and Pan Am horses.

She has trained and competed horses successfully up to the FEI levels with many Championships along the way. She now focuses on training riders to achieve their own success at shows both locally and beyond. She also prepares riders to compete at High Performance Provincial and Canadian National Youth competitions giving them the tools to go as far as they wish with their own goals.

Rayme has trained with the late Dietrich von Hopfgarten, Cindy Ishoy, and her long time coach, Andrea Taylor. Rayme is an accepted coach with the Albrecht Heidemann Junior/Young Rider program preparing our youth to compete Nationally and Internationally with the goal of representing Canada on the Podium.


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Willow Acres Equestrian Centre provides horse trainers and horse training. We are an equestrian facility that features
 horse training and horseback riding in all flat riding disciplines. We are centrally located for patrons in the White Rock,
South Surrey, Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove and Cloverdale region. Horseback riding lessons are also available
on-site with our experienced resident coaches and horse trainers.