EVANESCENCE - 2008 16.2hh Thoroughbred Mare (Retrained off the track by MM) First Year Pre Green Hunter - Champion and 2x Reserve Champion * 4th Overall 2016 Jump Alberta * RMSJ Hunter Spectacular Champion - June 2016
Specializing in developing young horses for the hunter, jumper, and dressage rings as well as all-around English/Western riding horses. Madison Monkman has a wide range of experience with disciplines, breeds, and personalities. She fosters a relationship with the horse that calmly and positively encourages work ethic, intelligence, confidence, and willingness, and allows the horse space to process and make good decisions. The result is a well-rounded horse that is keen to please and learn, with a great sense of balance and obedience.
In her professional career Madison has worked for and ridden with many noteable trainers. From working for Ian Millar to a lengthy position in Calgary as assistant trainer, Madison has been fortunate to gain a lot of competitive time in the hunter and jumper rings. She has trained with Kim Rawn, Lorrie Jamieson, Glynnis Croken, Liz Ball, Bryan Anderson and ridden in clinics with John Turner, Chris Brand, Alan Brand, Frank Selinger, Jorge Munzner, and Richard Kellar. Currently she is gaining mentorship from the great Sandy Alexander.
Madison has started and developed a number of young horses for clients over the years with great results. Many have shown and been sold and moved on to perform their jobs and grow with new owners. She also teaches clinics around Alberta, from Cold Lake to Medicine Hat. Madison brings technicality to the table as well as encouragement and motivation to be more aware, softer, and stronger riders.