Northern Lights Farm
Trainer/Coach Joyce Cameron began her competitive riding career as a child attending local jumper and dressage shows. In 2001 she put her focus on dressage and represented Canada at the North American Junior and Young Riders Championships, held at Paxton Farm in Cincinnati, Ohio. The following years she competed at the Young Riders level as well as trained and showed many young prospects in both dressage and jumping. In 2005 Joyce purchased Mardi Gras, with him she advanced through the levels and competed him Grand Prix in many international competitions. They had several highlights already, including winning the PSG at the Blainville International Classic and showing at the Royal Winter Fair for three consecutive years. In 2010 Mardi Gras was the CWHBA dressage horse of the year. In 2015 Joyce and Mardi Gras were declared athletes for the 2015 PanAm games in Toronto. Always putting the horses first and allowing the horse to decide how far it will take you whether in jumping or dressage. In 2018 Joyce returned to jumping competition with Sav La Mar, with the highlight of showing at Bromont International Classic, and competing in the Thoroughbred classes at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. She continues to show in both the dressage and jumper rings and understands how the two disciplines complement each other. Joyce is certified by the National Coaching Certification Program and an Equine Canada 'r' rated Dressage judge.
Joyce has also now received her FEI level 1 course designer.
Farm Owner Elsje Cameron started her riding career in the Netherlands with one of the top Dutch coaches, Henk van Bergen. She has competed up to 4th level dressage in the Netherlands and Canada She is a certified riding instructor by the Dutch Equestrian Federation as well as having a certification in horse care, grooming and handling. Elsje has an University Degree in Biology (Ecology) and has always been very interested in environmental issues. At Northern Lights Farm we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Together Elsje and Joyce create a dynamic team ready to bring out the best in every combination.