* Competed in the 2015 Pan Am Games (Team gold medal) * Competed in the 2014 World Championships * Competed in the 2012 Olympic Games
Since the age of one, when her parents bought her a rocking horse for Christmas, Tiffany Foster’s life has included horses. She began taking lessons when she was eight years old at the North Shore Equestrian Centre in North Vancouver, BC. Tiffany eventually moved to Thunderbird Show Stables in Langley, BC, to train with Brent and Laura Balisky. She later began working for the Balisky’s, riding, teaching and managing their Thunderbird Stables until she was 21. Under their guidance, Tiffany had the distinction of winning both the Running Fox CET Medal and the Jump Canada Medal at the 2001 Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. In 2006, Tiffany began working for Olympic gold medalist Eric Lamaze and is now head trainer at his Torrey Pines Stable. Pursing her own grand prix show jumping career alongside her coaching duties, Tiffany exploded on to the international show jumping scene in 2011. Tiffany’s first major career victory came during the 2011 Spruce Meadows ‘North American’ tournament in Calgary, AB, when she won the $80,000 TD Cup riding Victor, a horse owned in partnership by Lamaze’s Torrey Pines Stable and Artisan Farms. That win paved the way for Tiffany to accomplish her goal of riding on the Canadian Equestrian Team. Aboard Southwind VDL, Tiffany made her Canadian Team debut in the $350,000 BMO Nations’ Cup at the 2011 Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament, helping the team earn a second place finish. Fast forward to July of 2015, and Tiffany has now represented Canada in 22 Nations’ Cup events in total, including at the 2012 London Olympic Games riding Victor and the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, riding Verdi III. In her Pan American Games debut in 2015 on home soil, Tiffany was a member of Canada’s gold medal team riding Triple X III, a horse that had previously won an Olympic team gold medal for Great Britain under Ben Maher.