Edie Tarves is an experienced equestrian and has had a successful international career beginning at a young age. As a member of the Canadian Eventing Team at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, USA, she and her horse Mandrake contributed to a tenth place finish.She was also reserve rider at the 1992 Barcelona, Spain Olympics. Edie competed at the 1988 European Championships in Holland, the 1990 World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, Sweden and the 1994 World Games, Holland finishing as top Canadian rider. She rode to team gold on her horse Socrates at the 1991 Pan American Games in Georgia, USA as part of the gold medal Canadian Eventing Team.
She was a Young Rider team member four times from 1978-1981 and during this time received Top Young Rider and Woman Rider awards. She was also a Canadian Olympic team member or short/long listed 16 times and was notably the first eventer to wear a Tipperary Vest in 1987, imported from Ireland by Hugh and Carolyn Morshead.
Edie is a versatile equestrian and has also trained Standardbreds at Kawartha Downs Raceway in Peterborough, ON and galloped Thoroughbreds at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto for several years. She raced on the Amateur Jockey circuit for 2 years in Canada and the USA. She also attended the 1996 Atlanta Olympics as a coach for Anita Nemtin who rode for Hungary. In 2009 Edie received the Horse of the Year Award from the Ontario Horse Trials Association?
More recently Edie has been working with off the track thoroughbreds, bringing them along as eventers. Her two most recent mounts, Man O’ Mettle and Tanner’s Crossing are both off the track and are proving to be exceptional eventers.
Edie offers services in training and coaching from Entry to Advanced level students. She is particularly adept at working with challenging horses and encourages methods that foster confidence and safety for both horse and rider. Please inquire for further information and availability.