About Us

Nikki Ayers

Nikki began riding in 1978 at Thunderbird Equestrian Centre on a Shetland pony named Fairytail. Over the next 7 years Nikki had the opportunity to train with a number of instructors, show and ride a variety of horses and explore different disciplines. In 1989, at a cross country clinic with US eventing rider and coach, Cindy Burge, Nikki was introduced to what was to become her passion.

Soon after, Nikki moved herself and her horse to Cindy’s facility in Spokane, Washington to become a working student for Deep Creek Farm. Nikki went on to ride at Trojan Horse Trials in Arizona, Swiftsure Idaho, Herron Park/Rebecca Farms in Montana, many events in California, Washington and Oregon. Not to mention years of eventing in British Columbia. Nikki and her horse Kexs were named to the Canadian Eventing Talent Squad in 2000. (The Talent Squad acts as a means of identifying up and coming horse/rider combinations who have displayed the potential to become future members of the Canadian Eventing Team.)

In 2002, Nikki achieved her Equine Canada level II certification as well as building her facility and business, Harmony Farms. Nikki has been able to ride with great coaches over the years such as Pam Arthur, Jan Blackhall, Buck Davidson, Jackie Oldham, Amy Tryon and Lynne Larsen. In addition to coaching, teaching and training at her facility, Nikki also teaches at Pony clubs, and helps clients to find their dream horses to purchase and sell. In 2007, Nikki was selected by Horse Trials BC to become their Young Riders Coach and is currently working towards achieving her EC Level III specializing in 3 day eventing.

Nikki brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her position as head coach at Harmony Farms. Students have been able to achieve their goals and many have moved up to high levels in eventing as well as achieving as high as an “A” rating in Pony Club.