Andrea Taylor

Andrea Taylor is the dressage coach and national coach of the Canadian para-equestrian team. Taylor is a seasoned international dressage competitor who became involved in para-dressage when she donated her own Grand Prix horse, Dior, to Lauren Barwick to ride at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. Named as a national team coach since 2007, Taylor has become an integral part of the ongoing success of the Canadian para-dressage program and team.

Taylor has coached many successful riders, including adult amateurs, junior and young riders. As an athlete, Taylor competed internationally at the Grand Prix level with Dior. In 1989, she was a member of the gold medal team and won the individual gold medal at the North American Young Riders Championships.

She has been a short and long-listed rider with the Canadian dressage team, and in 2000, Taylor represented Canada at the International Dressage Derby in Sydney, AUS, where she won the team bronze medal and was named Leading Foreign Rider.


2014 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award… 2010, 2014 World Equestrian Games… 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games… 2010 and 2011 recipient of Petro Canada FACE Program Funding…