Tosca Tocken started her riding career at the age of 9. Tosca went on to compete as a junior rider all over Canada, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and the Eastern United States. Tosca won the CEF Medal finals in 1983, placed third at the ASPCA Maclay finals and nineth at the USET Finals in 1984 on her horse Stepenwolfe. From 1991 to 1993, Tosca showed in the Open Section 1 and 2 at Spruce Meadows, on her horse Charon, with very good placings. Tosca has also won the BCHJA Amy Dundas Memorial Trophy for Best BC Bred Jumper 6 years in a row and won the Baby Green and Young Horses Development Champion in 2007 for her horse “Hey you”.
Tosca is a familiar face at horse shows throughout Canada and the United States. She is EC Certified. She has bred, trained and taken many students and their horses to Championship levels. In 2000, Tosca built Twin Rivers Equestrian Centre with a vision of offering a centre that provides excellence in all aspects of equestrian riding. The atmosphere at Twin Rivers is one of strong horsemanship, safety and fun. She welcomes every type of equestrian and is continuing to develop her business and farm into one of the finest in the Lower Mainland and takes great pride in that fact.
Alora de la Court started her riding career at the age of 8. Since then Alora has gone on to explore many different avenues of the horse world. She achieved certification up to Level C2 through BCLM Pony Club, is EC certified up to Level 6, competed and placed regionally in 3-day events, hunter/jumpers, and on the Grand-prix field, and has experience training young and/or green horses for CHA clinics and school strings through different barns and ranches in the Fraser Valley.
She has experience coaching riding lessons and stable management through years of Pony Club, and taught introductory vaulting, assisting trail rides and western lessons, and safe horsemanship while working as a wrangler at a local ranch and summer camp.
Alora is completing a BAHK in the Kinesiology stream, and equine/equestrian functional therapy certification, as well as starting hands-on Equine sport therapy courses in the next year. Having found a passion in coaching, Alora is certified through Equine Canada, and approaches her teaching from a broad background in building strong horsemanship. Alora also works with Tosca which allows Alora to learn invaluable training methods that she uses while teaching her students.
Twin Rivers is thrilled to welcome Alora to the team.
TOSCA KOCKEN, Owner/Head Trainer
ALORA DE LA COURT