Renee Phillips has being riding and showing since age 9, where she grew up in Nelson B.C in the horse community, she always wanted to be a horse trainer and riding instructor. Renee is a Certified Level Three Riding Instructor. Renee is well seasoned teaching Halter, Western, English and she has a great deal of expertise in the reining discipline.
Renee worked with Wayne Latimer, one of the top reining trainers in Alberta. From Alberta, she moved to California to work for Craig Schmersal, whom continues to be one of the top Reiners in the world.
After returning to Canada from California, Renee worked in the cutting horse industry for Gerry Hansma and his wife Sandy, it was a really good learning experience, from riding two year olds to seeing all aspects of training and competing in the cutting horse industry. Renee traveled with the Hansmas to many shows all over B.C. and Alberta. They were a pleasure to work with ~ excellent people and Horsemen! Learnt lots.
Renee Phillips also worked with Tom McCutcheon Reining in Texas, as one of the assistant trainers. She has extensive experience training young colts and as well a lot of time was spent traveling to reining shows.
Renee Phillips joined Valhalla Andalusians in 2013 as a Halter/Performance horse trainer from there she obtained many Nationals titles at her first Andalusian show in 2014, all horses are owned by Dr Anne Starr ~ Including Supreme Champion in halter 2014. Thank you to Warren Mather for the help with the halter horses. Renee Phillips also trained, Valhalla Andalusians horses 2015 those horses went on to win Multi National titles at the Canadian National Show in 2015.
Renee has also spent some time working with Marion Weisskopff. She has am amazing sense with horses and is one of Canada's most recognized trainers, she is a Master Instructor for CHA. Renee is happy to call her a friend and business partner, she has helped me tremendously along the way. Forever grateful. Renee and Marion continue to have a great working relationship.
We just returned back from 2015 WDAA World Show our horses performed beautifully, well obtaining a few Top 10 ~Top 5 ~ Reserve World titles. Fantastic show looking forward to WDAA 2016. Thank-you miss Lillian Evanview-Phelan.
2018 We have recently added Saddle Seat and Driving into our program we are super excited about this new venture and we are hope you will join us in the fun. We are super excited about the new show year joining Blackburn Training Services.
2019 will be a new and exciting year for Phillips Performance Horses watch for us at the shows.
Renee Phillips lives in Nelson, B.C. where she continues to pursue her career coaching, training and sharing her passion of horses.
Renee Phillips ~ CHA Certified Coach
Level 3 English Flat
Level 3 Jumping
Level 3 Western