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Megan Southam

Megan grew up in Vancouver, BC and started riding when she was 8 years old at a local barn. When she was 11, she moved to ride with Brent and Laura Balisky of Thunderbird Show Stables in Langley, BC. She was a working student during her junior career and had great success in the hunters, jumpers and equitation and had the opportunity to show numerous horses and gain incredible experience on the West Coast. Throughout her junior career, she successfully competed at all major Canadian and West Coast shows such as Thunderbird Show Park, Spruce Meadows, HITS Coachella and The Royal Winter Fair. At the culmination of her junior career she was recruited by the University of Georgia to compete on their equestrian team. 

During her riding career at Georgia, Megan helped lead the team to a NCEA National Championship in 2014, three Reserve National Championship titles, as well as a winning the 2015 Southeastern Conference Championship while serving as a team captain. During her collegiate career, Megan spent time during the summers working at different stables in Germany.She spent one summer under the tutelage of Desiree Johnson of Johnson Sport Horses and spent another summer under Marcus and Johannes Ehning of Sportpferde Ehning. Megan graduated from Georgia in 2015 with a B.S.Ed in Exercise and Sport Science. 

After graduating from Georgia, Megan joined the coaching staff at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Megan led multiple equitation riders to All-American status and helped the team earn the programs first Conference Championship in 2018, as well as a program best national ranking. When she was not in the arena coaching, Megan was in the classroom or riding herself. She helped develop young horses for Patrick and Jana Rodes, as well as Alisa Lask and successfully campaigned their horses in the green hunter and young jumper classes. She attended SMUs Cox School of Business where she completed her Master of Business Administration in 2018. Megan loves to develop horses and riders and is excited to pair her formal education and equine education to help her grow as a horsewoman during this next phase of her career. 

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