Meet The Team
Judith Bisiker - Owner, Trainer & Coach
Judith was born in Ontario, grew up in British Columbia and then, upon graduation, moved to England to pursue her passion for horses. Once in the UK, Judith spent more then 20 years fully engaged in the horse world: competing internationally at top-level events; breeding horses, training and teaching. While just out of her teens, Judith competed at the CCI 4* level. At 21, she represented Canada at Badminton, Burghley & Windsor Horse Trials. By the early 80s, Judith was long listed to become a team member of the Canadian Olympic Three Day Event Team. Also in the 80s, Judith rode as a member of the Canadian team that took second place at the Student's Nation Cup, where she also won first place as the top individual rider.
In 2011, Judith returned to her birthplace of Ontario, where she poured her years of experience and expertise into building Bronte Creek Equestrian Sport Ltd, which has become one of the finest equestrian event facilities in Southern Ontario. In addition to having created outstanding training and boarding programs, Judith is committed to offering competitive opportunities for a wide array of horse & rider combinations. To that end, Sunday, July 17th, 2022 and Sunday, August 28th, 2022 marks the 7th annual Bronte Creek Horse Trials. As expected, this year's competition has already dramatically increased in scope and sophistication from the extremely successful Horse Trials last year. All spectators and competitors can look forward to fabulous food, quality vendors and great entertainment at every Bronte Creek Activity.
Judith and her dedicated and knowledgeable team are truly excited about the momentum underway at Bronte Creek and about the ever-expanding successes that they are helping horse and rider combinations of all ages and abilities to achieve.
Judith has also been chosen in both 2021 & 2022 to be one of the selectors for the Ontario Eventing Association YR/U25 Program.
The following 3 principles are at the core of Judith's approach:
1) Provide outstanding care to the horses at Bronte Creek
2) Safety comes first at all times
3) Offer a teaching style that embraces a positive, calm and methodical approach helping each rider to realize their goals and their potential.
Holly Chelmecki - Barn Manager
Holly is originally from St. Catherines, Ontario. She began riding at summer horse camp when she was just 6 years old and quickly realized that she has a passion for horses.
In 2019, she graduated from the Equine Science program at Olds College in Alberta where she majored in English Horsemanship.
Throughout the years, Holly has shown many talented horses in hunter schooling shows. In 2013 she won Show Champion at the Sunshine Series 2'3" riding a beautiful bay gelding named Homestretch. Again in 2014, she won Reserve Champion competing in the 'A' Circuit 2'6" on the late, but never forgotten Beau Soleil.
Holly resides with her cute French Bulldog Lou. Holly looks forward to interacting with the entire Bronte Creek family, it's horses and their owners to make Bronte Creek the best place to live, work and most importantly ride!
Abbey Heriazon - Working Student
Bio from Abbey coming soon!
Linda Catherine Van Dyk - Social Media & Website Manager, Horse Show Sponsorships
Linda began riding horses at the age of 12 at a local hunter/jumper barn. She bought a quarter horse and decided to give Western Riding a try too. Linda felt most comfortable in the English Saddle so she continued to follow her heart with English Riding. Linda has competed in both Hunter/Jumper & eventing. She has owned a few horses over the years and her closest bond will always be her with her thoroughbred by the name of Brego.
Linda has worked in the Information Technology/Project Management career for a number of years and offered to take on the responsibility of Social Media Manager to help promote the Bronte Creek Equestrian business through an updated view on their website, Instagram and Facebook posts.
Linda also took on the Sponsorship Management for the Bronte Creek Horse Trials in 2021 to the present time. Linda has cultivated the great relationships with new sponsorships that she has found & new businesses as our liaison and lead for our Horse Trials Sponsorships. Linda is thrilled by the happy competitors that receive the prizes she’s been able to obtain by the generosity of her new contacts and by the new sponsors that have so generously donated to the Bronte Creek Horse Trials.
Ian Roberts - 2022 Course Designer
A Level 3 Equine Canada Coach, Ian is a passionate horseman. He brings a rich history of competitive accomplishments to everyone he teaches. Representing Canada internationally in three-day eventing, his credits include competing at the Olympics, the World Equestrian Games and the Rolex Kentucky CCI ****. Devoted to lifelong learning, Ian is currently pursuing new competitive challenges in the 1.40 jumper ring.
Renowned for his professionalism and recognized coaching abilities, Ian draws students from around the globe to train at Dreamcrest. He has been past coach of Ontario Young Riders teas at several North American championships and many of his former students have gone on to become top Canadian Riders. He is a past Coaching Chairman for the Canadian Eventing Committee and former coach of Costa Rica's National Eventing Team and at the team's first international competition, The Central American Games, his riders earned team bronze and individual silver.