About Marcie

Marcie Doyle

I was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, where I started riding at the age of 12. My first horse was a Thoroughbred named Smokey, and together we managed to (mostly!) stay in the ring, and happened to win numerous championships in basic dressage along the way. In the fall of 1998 me and my horse at the time, a young warmblood aptly named Coach, made the big move to BC so that I could better further my dressage education. I first worked at a successful breeding farm, Canterbury Stables, for 1 ½ years before moving to Centreline Stables in 2000 to train with Level 3 coach and Pan Am Team Silver Medalist Karen Pavicic, whom I continue to train with. In 2001 I travelled to Holland to work with Olympian Coby van Baalen for several months, travelling every weekend with Coby to either Johan Hinneman’s barn in Germany or to various international horse shows. In early 2009 I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Steffen Peters in California for a month with my two mounts Laird and Aries, and in 2010 was able to head to California with them again and train with Dirk Glitz. In 2014 I spent the winter training with amazing Shannon Dueck while competing in the CDI’s in the Wellington, Florida area with Aries. I have now had the pleasure of training several horses to the Grand Prix levels from the very beginning, and take pride in having my horses be happy in their work. I thoroughly enjoy taking clinics whenever the opportunity presents itself. The journey of training a horse to go in suppleness and self-carriage is a wonderful one!

A correct training program involves constant re-evaluation of the horses’ mental and physical state, and regularly reviewing each horses program to ensure it is still one that works for them. They are all individuals and are to be treated as such, with the upmost care and respect, while continuing to ensure that they do indeed continue their training up through the levels.
The same goes for the human students. I try my best to provide a friendly training atmosphere that encourages communication. After all, we are all so fortunate to be able to ride these beautiful creatures!