Shirra is from Milton, ON, Canada and has been Tiffany's best friend and colleague for the past 15 years. Shirra is an exceptionally competent secretary, accountant and master organizer. She does everything with polite efficiency and has a way of making sure everyone around her is happy. We are very lucky to have her on the team.
Tariq is a B.C. native who joined the team in 2020 as the head groom for Tiffany's student Stephanie Valdes. He is a clairvoyant and an animal communicator that has a special bond with all animals that he encounters, especially the horse that he cares for. Tariq is patient and kind and brings great energy to the stables. He is a unique and special person that fits in well with the ethos and philosophy of Little Creek Equestrian.
Roxane is from Ste-Adele, QC, Canada and has spent her life around horses. She was one of Tiffany's competition grooms for three years before moving to Little Creek to take care of the client horses. She is extremely knowledgable and compassionate with a genuine love for every horse that she handles. She grooms all of Wendy Valdes' horses. She is adored by all humans and animals alike and while she is usually very quiet, she is always a pleasure to be around.
Nathan is from St-Calixte, QC, Canada and is our resident Mr. Fix-It. He has a background in construction but has learned how to work with horses over the years with us. There is nothing Nathan can't build or fix and his work ethic is unparalleled.
He has been with us for several years and is a invaluable member of the team.
Carley's hometown is Hamilton ON, Canada, where graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and she joined the Little Creek team at the end of 2019. Having worked at the prestigious Spruce Meadows prior to coming to us, she has honed her skills as a competition groom for Emily Ward. Carley is diligent while taking care of her horses but has a quiet sense of humour and an unflappable character.
Stephanie is Little Creek's first student and has been part of the team since the very beginning. B.C. born, she started her riding career with Brent and Laura Balisky at Thunderbird Show Stables in Langley, B.C. before moving to Tiffany in 2017. For the past few years, she has been competing all over the world with consistent results in the 2* level with all of her horses. Steph has shown resilience and determination in all of her endeavors within the sport and is one of the kindest people you will ever meet.
Check out this profile recently written about her: horsesport.com/magazine/profiles/young-guns-profiling-stephanie-valdes/
Wendy is also a B.C. native who grew up with horses then rekindled her love for the sport after raising her family. She enjoyed an illustrious hunter career under the tutelage of Brent and Laura Balisky and now focuses her more of her attention on her support of her daughter Stephanie. However, she continues to develop as a rider herself, bringing along two exciting young prospects and has triumphantly returned to the show ring. She has also taken on building her dream barn in Langley for Tiffany to have a base in their shared hometown of Langley, stay tuned for that!
Wendy is incredible supporter of everyone on the team and is the patron saint of Little Creek. We all adore her.