Below are some of the testimonials from our current/past clients.

I have enrolled by 6 year old daughter &  myself in riding lesson at Hylee this August. I realized that Alicia was dealing with a huge influx of bookings but nonetheless I had no problem booking our lessons within a couple of emails. Our first lesson was amazing – the horses were very mellow so both my daughter and I were at ease and wanting more. Alicia was friendly and professional.

Veronika Polanska

I started riding at the age of 47 in July of 2010. I have had nothing but the best coaching from both Alicia and Megan. It can’t be easy teaching an old dog new tricks. (well, any tricks…I had no riding experience) but with their passion and immense patience, the keep managing to get me to the next level! The love, care and compassion shown to all the horses is what I really love at Hylee.

Zdenka Hecimovic

Alicia is an amazing coach! I have learned so much from her in a year in a half it’s almost unbelievable! She is very honest and supportive and teaches you not just how to ride , but how to solve your own problems with your horse, and is always more than happy to offer advice! She is fantastic!

Heather Murray

Alicia is an excellent coach! She is very knowledgeable, provides clear explanations, and always has helpful advice. She is able to find just the right balance between pushing her students to the next level and refining their existing skills.

Kirsten Roberston

Alicia brought my very green QH gelding along from barely trotting to a steady walk, job, lope in just the flash of an eye.  He is now home with an excellent base of skills that I can build upon without fear. It was well worth the price and the 1200 km I had to send him. I’d do it again with another horse.

Donna McKay

Hylee Training is the best! Alicia Harper, Megan Kenney, and the rest of the Hylee team are fantastic and make everyone feel like part of the family when they are at the barn. As a beginner I’ve felt welcomed from the beginning and feel like I’m learning more than just how to ride a horse. In everything I’m taught Alicia and Megan make sure I know the reasoning behind it and there is no question of mine that goes unanswered. I can’t wait to develop my skills with Hylee Training and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone – you won’t regret it!


I have been with Hylee Training for about a year and a half now. As a person who entered the riding scene with absolutely no knowledge about horses, Alicia (Owner of Hylee Training) has introduced me to the culture of riding through a very comfortable and welcoming learning experience. Alicia is a very encouraging instructor who motivated me through this physically demanding sport. This is particularly important as it can get discouraging at first due to the amount of soreness one can get as new muscles are developing. Alicia’s lessons are very comprehensive, and the hour always seems to pass by too fast due to the amount of fun I have. In addition, Alicia has a flexible schedule which is something important as school can get busy sometimes. To conclude, Hylee Training is definitely a significant factor in my newly developed interest for horseback riding and all the best wishes to this awesome place!! =)

Vanessa Au

Exceeded our expectations. We expected a basic pony ride but our granddaughter got an elementary riding lesson.

Kim W.

Great for beginners. Staff was great

Lisa P.