Our Team

Jackie Rogers

Certified Instructor

What does Jackie Rogers bring to Team Venture Stables you ask? Her extensive knowledge in the Harness Racing Industry, her compassion and understanding of the horse, and her love of teaching beginner riders how to ride. Horses have been involved in Jackie’s life since she was a little girl and we are happy to have her a part of the team. Jackie received her Level 1 coaching with the Certified Horsemanship Association June 2018. She looks forward to teaching you!

Gracee King

Stable Assistant, Instructor, Best Daughter Ever

If you ask Gracee if she wants to go on a trail ride her answer will always be… Is it going to be a running trail !?!?

Gracee is Jasmine and Marc’s daughter and she loves to go fast!

You will find her riding Jazzy (a barrel racing horse), or ABE the BABE (a retired Standardbred).

Gracee helps out on the stable and loves her horses.

Melanie Hoekstra

Instructor & Camp Leader

Melanie Hoekstra is going to school to be a Veterinarian!!!

She is the best Camp leader ever!!!

You will find Melanie at the Stable helping others or with her best friend, Lilly. Melanie and Lilly love the Barrels and Poles.

Melanie brings her love of all animals big and small to Team Venture.

Sarah Phelan

Camp Leader & Trail Guide

Sarah is new to Venture Stables as of Summer 2018. She grew up in Nova Scotia and has been riding horses since she was a little girl.

Sarah loves the barrel and Poles. Sarah is going back to school to be a child and youth worker.

We look forward to being a part of Sarah’s future goals.

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About Us

Jasmine and Marc Bastarache are the owners and operators of Venture Stables. They do much more than you might expect. To find out more about Jasmine and Marc and the history of Venture Stables, click below.

Guest Stars

Throughout the year, Venture Stables welcomes guests to host events and clinics with us. We’ve been fortunate to welcome guest stars such as Allan & Lisa Taylor of Taylor-Made Horsemanship, and Gayle Cartier & Janice Boucher from Cartier Farms.

To find out who we may have visiting us, be sure to follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss out on any of these amazing guest appearances!