About us

Coaches & Instructors​

Jeff McKessock

Jeff is a Licensed High Performance Competition Coach. His students compete in jumper, equitation, hunter and dressage. He loves to teach any student with a desire to learn whether they ride recreationally or competitively.

Bridget McKessock

Bridget is a Licensed Competition Coach Specialist who looks after the administrative duties of the farm – organizing lessons, and student activities as well as the many horse shows hosted at Westar. 

Stephanie Wark

Stephanie is a Licensed Competition Coach and has been a teacher, trainer and mentor at Westar for 10 years, and a competitive rider for 20 years. She is respected and admired by her students and peers for her professionalism as well as her enthusiastic and welcoming nature.

Lindsey Murray

Lindsey teaches the introductory and novice riders. She is pursuing her Instructor License. Her background in fitness training, including pilates and yoga help her train her students balance and core strength as well as mental focus.

Horses & Ponies

Our 20 wonderful school ponies and horses come in various sizes to pair with young riders to adults. We carefully select these partners to suit the wide range of experience of our riders from beginner to advanced.

Our horses are a part of the Westar family and loved by a long list of riders as well as our staff. They are each individuals with their own personality and something to teach every rider lucky enough to have them assigned as lesson partner.