Tik Maynard began riding with the Vancouver Pony Club, in Southlands, British Columbia. After achieving his “A” rating, he began competing in Modern Pentathlon, where he represented Canada at three World Championships, and the 2007 Pan American Games. In 2008, Maynard began a journey to improve his riding. From Germany to Florida, from Alberta to Texas, and from Florida to New Jersey, Maynard was willing to go wherever he had to, to learn from the best. Along the way he discovered something more important: horsemanship. It is that idea that continues to motivate him. Today, Maynard searches out knowledge from many sources, but his most important mentors are his parents and his wife. He is married to US Eventing Team Member Sinead Halpin. Together they run Copperline Farm in Citra, Florida. Maynard has always been a passionate book lover. He has written a children’s story, published by REAL magazine, has won the Malahat Review Open Season Award, and has twice been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards for his non–fiction works (tikmaynard.com). Photo by Kathy Russell used by permission.
By Tik Maynard
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