CANDACE MCLAUGHLIN - Stable Manager
Team Member since 2004
Candace has tremendous knowledge of horse care, nutrition and training techniques. She is instrumental in every facet of the program, from handling younsters and stallions to top groundsperson at A level horse shows. Candace's background is the Arabian Show circuit where she shows successfully at a National level. She also has an excellent eye for showjumping and warmblood horses.
MARGARET (MOLLY) BROWN - Grounds Manager
Team Member since 2008
Molly is a amazing at everything! She takes great pride in the upkeep of the facility and the care of the horses. Molly operates machinery better than most guys and is always willing to tackle any task with a smile.
IRYNA and ANDRII KONOCHUK - Barn Staff
Team Member since 2013
This ambitious young couple from the Ukraine are the newest members of the team.
from left to right: Shauna Cook, Decia Machinski, Molly Brown, Candace
McLaughlin, Kristine Rennich- KWPN Keuring 2013
Shauna Cook is the owner, trainer, breeder at Carousel Ridge. Carousel Ridge's current facility opened in 2008, and is a family run operation. She brings extensive knowledge and commitment to the sport.
She began her riding career in Edmonton at Gorsline Stables. Shauna rode professionally for Jonathan Asselin of Attache Stables, Spruce Meadows, Trish Mrakawa, Ulrich Meyer Zu Bexten (Germany) and the Amir of Bahrain.
Shauna has many successes bringing along young horses from their first crossrails, all the way up to the Grand Prix level. She was long listed for the Canadian National Team on Checkmate 1999, winner of the Thunderbird August Grand Prix on Miss Germany 2004, winner Spruce Meadows Grand Prix on Synergy 1997 to name a few of her many sport accomplishments. Shauna volunteers for the Canadian Sport Horse Association and is co-creator of the acclaimed CSHA Select Sale in Calgary.