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Darcy grew up in Alberta and fostered her love of horses from an early age. She spent her summers trail riding into the mountains with packhorses and playing horse games on the weekends. After college, Darcy joined the Vancouver Police Department and spent 27 years there, including 10 years as a mounted officer. She patrolled urban areas, rode in parades, and attended protests, demonstrations, and riots. During her last 5 years with the Mounted Unit, Darcy became the trainer for both riders and horses. After retiring in 2017, Darcy continues her dedication to horses through developing programs, clinics, and individual sessions for riders wanting to progress further with their horses.


Darcy Henkel

Working Equitation
Private Classes
Sessions & Clinics

Specialized Services
English & Western

Darcy's extensive experience in horseback riding and training make her an excellent choice for riders of all levels. Her training programs cover a range of areas, including equitation, horse care, and riding techniques. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, Darcy can help you achieve your goals and progress with your horse.

Training & Coaching

Training &

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Building A Trusting Partnership


Effective Training for Obstacles

"Let a horse whisper in your ear and breath life into your heart."



“Darcy has been integral in helping my daughter and I over the years with 2 of our horses. She has a gentle, calming and encouraging personality which I appreciate very much. My daughter has a much greater understanding of horses because of her. Everyone should have her teaching! I highly recommend Darcy, she is great with young teens and adults. Everyone who owns a horse should have her training.”



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