Andrea Strain began horseback riding when she was 6 years old. She has competed all across North America, from Indio, California (Palm Springs); to South Hampton, New York (including Madison Square Gardens); to Toronto, Ontario; and back to her hometown of Langley, BC at Thunderbird Showpark.
Andrea graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2005 with a major in Psychology, a minor in Kinesiology, and a certificate in Health and Fitness. This gives her a very strong background into the physical, mental and emotional fitness needed to excel in horseback riding.
SciencePure Nutraceuticals Inc. www.sciencepure.com
SciencePure Nutraceuticals Inc. based out of Abbotsford, BC. Andrea shows her dedication to her horses' health by supplementing them all with SciencePure's products on a daily basis. Starting in 2004 Andrea has been representing Sciencepure in all of her major events
Spooks Riding Gear www.spooksriding.com
Andrea has enjoyed her sponsorship with Spooks which began Spring 2013. Spooks riding gear is imported from Germany and is talored to classically fit the female rider.
Andrea's lucky attire for 2013 was the Black Lena Show Coat, paired with the red Show Shirt II. She's found that the fit, material and functionaly of the products stands up in all conditions and looks great to boot!
Antarès Sellier France www.antares-sellier.com
Andrea rides in Antres saddles and tack. Antres saddles gives a comfortable feeling (for horse and rider) while still being close to the horse which is essential for showjumping.
Andrea created Villa Training around her experience and love of show jumping. One of the main focus of Villa Training Stables is training young horses for competition and sales. Andrea trains a large range of horses from young up and coming horses, to renowned Grand Prix horses.
She also dedicates a large portion of her time to training riders dedicated to the sport of equestrian riding and want to learn proper horse care.
Andrea still competes yearly in National North American Events including Spruce Meadows and the Masters Tournaments.
-Began riding at Age 6.
-Winner of Sunlife Cup (1993): Andrea's first major win at age 15 (Spruce Meadows)
-World Champion Junior Hunter Rider for the Northwest Division (1995)
-3rd in the AHSA Metal Finals in Pennsylvania (1996)
-Competed twice in the North American Young Riders Championships (Under 21)
-10th in 1997 and won the sportsmanship award
-7th in 1999
-Andrea turned Pro in 2003
- Winner of the National Bank Financial Western Cup at Northlands in Edmonton
- Winner of the Twin Oaks Speed Derby on Cappuccino
- 2nd in Atco Grand Prix at Northlands in Edmonton
- 2nd Twin Oaks Derby 1.45m on Airmail
- 4th FEI Open Class - Spurce Meadows on Airmail
- 2nd The Edmonton Northlands GrandPrix on Cappuccino
- 7th Thunderbird Show Park Classic Granprix on Cappuccino
- Winner of the 1.30m Twin Oaks Derby on Ofaldo
- 7th Twin Oaks 1.45m Derby on Zeline
- 2nd Spruce Meadows Oktoberfest on Luigi
- 7th Spruce Meadows North American FEI Open Class on Zeline
- Winner of the Kubota Cup at the Edmonton Northlands Horse Show
- 2nd Thunderbird Keg GrandPrix on Novalis
- 3rd 1.45m Open Spruce Meadows Masters on Novalis
- 3rd 1.45m Spruce Meadows Open on Luigi
- 4th FEI Open Spruce Meadows Canda One on Luigi
- Winner 1.35m Spruce Meadows Spring Welcome on Luigi
- 3rd 1.45m Spruce Meadows Spring Welcome on Luigi
- Luigi received the BCHJA Grand Prix horse of the year award
- Winner Milner Downs Summer Classic 1.20m - 1.30m on WH Synphonie
- 2nd Spruce Meadows Champions Welcome on WH Laptop
- 9th 1.45m Open Spruce Meadowns May Classic on Zeline
- Winner Maplebrook Farm Young Horse -7 & 8 Year Old Jumper on Cancun
- Winner $25,000 Oxford Hotel Group Grand Prix at Oregon High Desert Classic in Bend, OR on DJakarta
- 2nd $5,000 Langley School Foundation Mini Prix on DJakarta
- 3rd $1,500 Dexter Associates Realty Cdn Derby 3'6" on Twister
- Winner Maplebrook Farm Young Horse - 5 Year Old Jumper on Ellie
- 3rd $50,000 Dianne Tidball Legacy Grand Prix on DJakarta
- Winner CWD 2G Grand Prix 1.30m on DJakarta
- 4th $33,500 CSI3* Maui Jim Grand Prix on DJakarta
- Winner $15,000 Kubota Canada Grand Prix on DJakarta
- Winner $2,500 Open Jumper 1.30m on Ellie
- Winner $2,500 Open Jumper 1.20m on Caprice