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MEET OUR

TEAM

At Enfants en Équi-Libre our team is  not only made up of experts in their fields, but they are also passionate and dedicated to their work

Our Team of Therapists, Instructors & Coaches

Devon O'Farrell

Executive Director

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor (Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association, AI)

Certified in Animal Assisted Therapy (CZQ)

Devon discovered therapeutic riding while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Human Relations from Concordia. Having always been involved in the equestrian community of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, she already believed in the power that animals had to inspire, motivate and engage us. Now, she is passionate about working with her specially selected animal partners, to create meaningful relationships with her clients that promote growth and development within each individual.

Devon is a fervent believer in the interdisciplinary approach that we so often speak of at Enfants en Équi-Libre. She is constantly striving to increase her scope of knowledge in her field which combined with her passion for learning and her desire to offer the best possible services to her clients, leads her to attend numerous workshops, seminars and trainings in Québec and Ontario each year. 

dofarrell@enfantsenequi-libre.com

Katherine Cup

Stable Manager

Certified Veterinary Technician (ATSAQ)

kcup@enfantsenequi-libre.com

Kendra Flynn-Stronach

Head Instructor

CanTRA Coach and Examiner 
Equine Canada Dressage Competition Coach

Kendra is a certified Equine Canada Competition Coach, CanTRA Coach and Examiner.  She coordinated and instructed in the therapeutic riding program at WindReach Farm for over ten years and has been coaching Para-Equestrian athletes at both national and international competitions since 2004; including the 2007 Hartpury World Championships, 2008 Paralympic Games in Hong Kong and the 2010 World Equestrian Games. In 2013 Kendra was awarded the NCCP National Coaching Award in Para-Equestrian and Therapeutic Riding.  She was an elected member of the Canadian Para Equestrian Committee and CanTRA Equine Facilitated Wellness Committee, as well as a contributor for the new Equine Canada Long-Term Equestrian Development (LTED) framework.

 

She has experience competing up to third level in dressage and has background in novice level hunter/jumpers.  She has also successfully obtained her Western Rider Levels 1-4 and is actively working towards her Parelli Natural Horsemanship levels.

 

Kendra is happy to tailoring her lessons to anything her riders are hoping to work on or towards including general riding skills, rider level preparation or competition preparation. 

kflynn-stronach@enfantsenequi-libre.com

Julie Oelmann

Equine Assisted Learning Coach (CanTRA Equine Facilitated Wellness Candidate)

Teacher of English Language Arts (High School and Grade 12) B.A., Dip. Ed., M.A.

Parelli Natural Horsemanship (Level 2 Online and Freestyle)

 

Julie retired from teaching to pursue her interest in horse therapy programs, beginning as a volunteer with EEE. She knew she wanted to combine her years of experience in education and love of teaching with her love of horses. Having worked at Lower Canada College and Centennial Academy, Julie has 26 years of experience teaching students with a variety of learning profiles and Individual Education Plans. In helping each student reach their potential, she was at the forefront of developing a Portfolio program in language arts, and was invited to present her work in schools, universities and school boards throughout Quebec, and also participated in local and international projects with the Ministry of Quebec. Now retired, she is tutoring students in English Language Arts and English as a Second Language.


Julie’s love of learning also led her to study Natural Horsemanship, attending clinics across Quebec. Learning how horses communicate with each other, and how we can better understand our communication with the horse, led her to explore opportunities in equine assisted education programs. Utilizing the horse as a partner in the learning process opens opportunities for students in realizing their learning goals. Assessing the needs of each client, Julie has a passion for creating fun and insightful activities for the horse and student.

joelmann@enfantsenequi-libre.com

Stéphanie Roy

Occupational Therapist M.Sc.

Certified in Hippotherapy (level 1, American Hippotherapy Association)

 

Stéphanie recently completed her undergraduate and master's degrees in occupational therapy at the Université de Montréal. At the master's level, her research project focused on the effectiveness of hippotherapy on the motor functions of children with cerebral palsy. Having been passionate about horses since a young age, she wanted to combine her passion and her work.

Her post graduate internship at Enfants en Équi-Libre allowed her to experience the beauty of the pediatric clientele as well as the hippotherapy intervention modality.

One of Stephanie's strengths is to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that will put her clients and their families at ease. Her goal is to create meaningful relationships with her clients to deliver occupational therapy services that are focused on their individual needs while maximizing their enjoyment during sessions!

sroy@enfantsenequi-libre.com

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DEDICATED

VOLUNTEERS

It's impossible to speak about our team without mentioning our incredible volunteers without whom we wouldn't be able to do what we do
 

Join our Team

Are you a certified instructor or therapist looking for a new opportunity? Do you enjoy working as part of an interdisciplinary team? Do you have experience with horses? See our employment opportunities below.
Therapeutic Riding Instructor
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