Owner & Head Coach
Capriole Academy has brought together some of the most talented and welcoming coaches, trainers and staff in the lower mainland to provide you with a great learning environment for you and your horse.
We look forward to working with you!
Our Talented Staff
For more on Dianna Epps, please click the "Here".
Katrina has been Dianna’s full-time working student for the past 7 years. Katrina has a degree in Psychology and Communications from Simon Fraser University (and a member of the Golden Key honour society).
Katrina has been very busy increasing her knowledge of coaching, judging and classical dressage. She has attended judging clinics, worked abroad as a trainer and instructor (New York) and attended every Philippe Karl clinic and seminar in Chase, BC and was credited as a 'full course auditor.' Katrina is also doing clinics at home and abroad. Katrina is also currently enrolled in an RMT program with the hopes that it will increase her knowledge of biomechanics and so she can provide therapeutic massage to her clients and their horses.
Combining her equine skills with 9 years of teaching children with a variety of special needs, Katrina is a passionate and communicative instructor with an abundance of knowledge in the principles of French Classical Dressage. Katrina has been accepted to Philippe Karl's School of Legerete.
Katrina is available for Private lessons, clinics, lectures and the occasional training clients.
Katrina is currently completing her Registered Massage Therapy Program in order to better be able to serve her equine and human clients!
Angelica Buikema is the newest member of the Capriole Academy coaching team and will be taking over the majority of our group lessons for beginner and intermediate riders. Angie has a wealth of experience coaching group lessons and beginner riders and even taught Katrina when she was 12!
Angie currently boards her two horses at Capriole Academy and has been studying French Classical Dressage for the past few years.
We are excited to have Angie as part of our team!
If you are interested in trying out riding, are getting back into riding or would like to have some fun with schooling shows and group lessons we really recommend joining one of Angie's lesson!