ELIANE CORDIA VAN REESEMA
Alexandra Reid is a 24-year-old equestrian born and raised in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Since horses have been her passion from the day she was born, Alex has been involved in many aspects of the sport. This includes pony-club, hunter/jumpers and eventing. At the age of 14 and with her pony “Johnny B Good”, Alex was introduced to the discipline of dressage. It was apparent this was her true love and from then on she has set out to work, learn and succeed in the industry.
After completing a year of Sport Management at Brock University, Alex began a working-student position with David Marcus in 2011. Having the opportunity to groom and ride at a high-level competition barn was an extremely beneficial experience for Alex as she gained immense knowledge in regards to all aspects of barn/horse management and international competition.
During this time, Alex was a groom for team Canada at the 2012 London Olympics, had all first place finishes at the Saugerties and Devon CDI’s and an individual bronze medal at the 2012 NAJYRC in Kentucky on the Dutch gelding, VIP.
Having successfully competed at the YR level, Alex then continued her career as a professional groom for Canadian Grand Prix rider Jill Irving.
Currently, Alexandra has a young 5 year old gelding of her own that she is hoping to bring up the levels and is also a Registered Dental Hygienist having completed her education back home in Toronto in 2016.