Eclipse Equestrian Training Program
Eclipse Equestrian was established in British Columbia by Lindsay Beadle (now Linford) in 2006.
In 2012, Lindsay moved the business to Alberta where it continued to prosper into high performance development of horses and riders. Lindsay later integrated a sales program that has flourished in to sales world-wide.
In 2019, Lindsay moved her mother Julia Bostock from BC to Calgary to sign on as a partner. This partnership has allowed the business to offer a more dynamic and thorough training program.
Trainer: Lindsay Linford (Beadle)
As the daughter of Equestrian Canada Competition Coach Specialist, Julia Bostock, Lindsay grew up in the show jumping industry. Lindsay started her education as a very young rider in the Pony Club programs and developed her skills throughout her junior years in the equitation divisions and young horse development. Stepping right into her professional career out of her junior years, Lindsay became an Equestrian Canada certified coach and professional rider in 2006. She went on to work for many professionals as a rider and equine management professional, all while maintaining her own training business on the side and getting a secondary education in Business Finance, Management and Marketing.
Since that time, Lindsay has settled her roots and business in southern Alberta. Lindsay trains and competes horses up to National Grand Prix level, has established a very successful sales business, and has also coached riders up to 1.45m. Lindsay has trained students who have qualified, competed and produced top placings at CET National Medal Finals, NAJYRC (NAChJYRC), and FEI Children International Jumping Finals.
Coach: Julia Bostock
Julia has been a professional in the industry for 45+ years. Over the years she has acquired many designations including:
BHSA Horsemaster (1974 graduate at Potomac Horse Center in Maryland USA)
Equine Canada Certified Coach Level 1 (1993)
Equestrian Canada Competition Coach Specialist (1996)
NCCP Coach Evaluator/Coach Developer (2007)
Equine Canada Course Designor (r)
Julia started her professional riding career as a three-day eventer and then built an extensive resume for herself including ample experience in breeding, breaking and handling young stock, hosting equine events (horse shows, camps, school strings, Pony Club, etc), judging, course designing and developing many professional riders/coaches. Julia also brings with her knowledge in the psychology field from her years as a child care councillor for Human Resource Canada and Kamloops childcare services.
Since retiring from the saddle, Julia has spent the later part of her career focusing on coaching riders as knowledgeable, competitive horsemen in hunters, jumpers and equitations. She also frequently shares her knowledge through clinics and mentoring of young professionals through their coaching designation.
Eclipse Equestrian's main training program is currently available out of the premium training facility Apex Equestrian, just south of Calgary.
During outdoor riding season, training sessions are also available on a haul-in basis at the Eclipse Equestrian Home Farm (located just east of Okotoks on Highway 547).
Training Facility: Apex Equestrian
Apex Equestrian is located 10 minutes south of Spruce Meadows, in DeWinton AB.
This absolutely stunning facility boasts:
Premium matted 12' x 12' stalls, bedded with shavings
Big, bright grooming areas
Large individual tack lockers
Hot water wash racks
200’ x 80’ bright, heated indoor arena
100' x 220' outdoor ring
Viewing lounge with wifi
Tack trunk storage
Secondary Facility: Eclipse Equestrian Home Farm
Eclipse Equestrian Home Farm is located 20 minutes south of Calgary and was established in late 2019 by the team at Eclipse.
This beautiful horse haven has been created as a unique secondary boarding/care facility that offers a serene environment under professional care at more cost-effective rates.
The Home Farm offers individual outdoor board with shelters
and automatic waters, limited group outdoor board,
indoor board with turn out, stall rest and
outdoor riding facilities in order to accommodate:
Colt starting by Thomas Linford,
Breeding and young stock,
Competition horses transitioning to retirement or
Competition horses on lay-up,
Injured horses and rehab programs,
Quarantine horses, and
The Home Farm is focused on quality over quantity. Understanding the difficulties Owner's face when performance horses are no longer performing, or young stock is developing, and the need for more cost-effective solutions without compromising professional care and attention.