My name is Alexandra Plaschka and I have been a horse fanatic ever since I can remember. As a young child I begged and begged my parents for riding lessons until they finally caved. Twenty some years later, it is safe to say that it wasn’t just a ‘phase’!
Most of my riding in the earlier days was in the Hunter/Jumper disciplines, with some other stuff thrown in for fun once in a while. I worked children’s riding camps, taught lessons, and brought along young, green horses. I was always eager for a challenge and still love to try new things with my current horse, Rayne. We currently play around with dressage, working equitation, tricks, liberty and lots of trail riding!
After high school, I took online equine science courses through the University of Guelph to continue my education whilst working and trying to figure out the bigger picture.
I graduated in May of 2014 with my Certificate of Equine Sports Therapy from the BC College of Equine Therapy. Since then, I have delved further into saddle fitting with courses through Saddle Fit 4 Life (run by Jochen Schleese) and in 2021 finished a 3.5 year journey to become an Equine Osteopath through the Vluggen Institute in Texas.
I’ll admit that I am a huge nerd and am always finding new things to delve into for continuing education whether online, in person, or through books. The learning never ends!
In my spare time, when not with Rayne, I love exploring the Okanagan with my partner and our two dogs.