Annie grew up riding Welsh ponies and Morgan horses at breed and open shows. In her teens she competed her Morgan horse in competitive trail riding and endurance, up to 100 miles(160km). At this time she also galloped Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds on the farm and started many horses and ponies for both riding and driving careers.
After obtaining her BA., Hons in Communications from Queens University she was keen to explore the racing world further, so she traveled to New Zealand to gallop Thoroughbreds for top trainers Sheila Laxon and Greame Rogerson.
On returning to Canada she began eventing – where she trained her TB/Cob cross to Preliminary level. Annie now rides under the tutelage of Garry Roque of Caledon, ON. In addition she has cliniced with Leslie Law, Jimmy Wofford, Lucinda Green and Jane Savoie and continually audits top quality clinics to upgrade her skills.
In 2014, Annie obtained her EAGALA certification and she is currently working towards the advanced designation as well as participating in a mentorship program while running the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) sessions at Rivermore.
Annie enjoys breeding quality, amateur type sport horses. Her first home-bred, Lux R (Checkmate x The Hony), was the winner of the weanling Canadian Sport Horse class at the Royal Winter Fair in 2013 and will begin competing under saddle in 2017.