MEET THE TEAM
Taryn has been with us since the beginning of Restless Pines, minus a few years of finishing off post secondary education. Along with over 20 years of experience teaching students of all ages, years of competing and pony club, she brings passion of the sport into the arena. She has been riding since the age of 5 and genuinely loves sharing her knowledge with her students, giving them a solid foundation to accomplish any goals that are set. She believes that lessons in the barn are ones that can be carried through all aspects of life.
Kristen Oickle O'Brien
Mandy joined the Restless Pines Team officially in 2017 to train and show the young RP horses and clients horses. Mandy has been riding most of her life and has worked with top trainers across North America. Mandy turned pro 8 years ago and we welcome her lovely positive riding style to work with our horses. Mandy brings a wealth of knowledge and great team spirit to RP!
Weekend Stable Hand
Adrianna has worked at Restless Pines for the past year and a half. She’s loved horses her whole life, and learned to ride while living in Ireland. She is working towards a degree in social work, and hopes to work with horses as therapy animals in the future. She is passionate about developing relationships between humans and animals. She loves her job at RP and feels that the environment is positive and the people and staff are very welcoming.
Photographer/ Weekend Stable Hand
Marie began boarding at Restless Pines with her first horse Caliana in 2012, and since then has been a regular at the farm. Marie purchased Walter "When You Wish" in 2015. Walter is a warmblood out of Zofia and Westport, bred and raised here at Restless Pines. Marie enjoys the relaxing, stress free environment here at RP, as well as the added bonus of countless beautiful facilities. She is also our resident photographer, and can be found on the farm or at the shows snapping the most beautiful shots of our horses!
Part- Time Stable Hand
Kirsten is a full time science student at Dalhousie University and has been with our RP family since 2017. She has been involved in our riding school for almost 10 years. She is very interested in the medical side of horse care and is the go-to for any rehab patients. Her hyper-organized tendencies are always welcome here! If you want to catch Kirsten's attention, you better get your running shoues on as she tends to trot her way around the farm!
Kristen has been part of the RP family since 2012 working full time since Sept 2018. She rides and competes at the Scotia Series and Bronze level EC Competitions.
Kristen has a passion for care of the horses on an individual level and is always looking to improve herself. She has great client communication skills and her new passion is working with the youngsters!
Equine Canada Competition Coach
Owner, Restless Pines
Heidi MacInnes, owner-operator of Restless Pines Farm, is Canada’s first Hunter/Jumper Competition Coach Specialist certified by Equestrian Canada. She has competed at the International level and has coached her students to the top of Canada’s National horse show circuit. Heidi has been coaching and training horses for over 40 years. With extensive show experience in both hunters & jumpers she offers a broad range of knowledge for her students and customizes lessons to suit each horse and rider.
Heidi competed in both the US and Canada to the Open jumper 1.50m divisions. She has trained riders for the past 18 years to qualify and compete at the National finals at the Royal Winter Fair every year since RP’s inception. Each student competing to earn many wins, championships and accolades at this level.
Heidi also has a passion for breeding warmbloods and developing youngsters as well as raising and training quality-bred athletic horses.