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EQ Athletica by Victoria

My name is Victoria and I have been a passionate equestrian for as long as I can remember. Growing up I spent a lot of time around horses from my early days at riding schools to working at high-end barns and grooming at horse shows. Riding for me has always been something I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, let go of.  Naturally, when attending Ryerson University I found like-minded Equestrians and we became the founding members of Ryersons equestrian team for the OUEA circuit, a horse show circuit for other university teams.  After graduating I still couldn’t get enough and finally decided to combine my love of horses with a career and that is how my own business as an equine bodyworker started. 

Connection pulse therapy has been up and running for the mast four years and I love being able to help as many horse and rider combinations as I do. I have always had a deep interest in bodywork and having the best care for my horse, so this was an easy step forward for me. I grow and learn new knowledge every day and I plan to add more services as time moves on. 

I am also fortunate to own a lovely Canadian warmblood gelding named Flirt. Owning Flirty has been a dream come true for me and with him, I’ve shown in both the hunter and jumped on both the trillium and A circuits in Ontario. He is a very affectionate gelding who loves life and tries his best every time. Although he is full of quirks and often “light on his toes”, he is definitely my ideal partner. 

EQ Athletica

EQ Athletica was founded by Manon Schuten, in Olds, Alberta Canada in 2017. Manon has been riding since she was 6 years old. Throughout her riding career, her main focus was dressage, as well as leisurely hacks in the countryside.

EQ Athletica was born from the need for functional and technical equestrian wear with a price tag that’s fair. After selling her first pieces she realized that online sales are the trend. However, she missed the personal contact. At that moment our current business model was born.

Manon finds it very important to focus on the social aspect while selling our products. Some personal attention is something we get less and less by purchasing online. At EQ Athletica we want to do it differently. We want to be part of the local communities.

It’s also important to her that every single item of our collection is tried and tested-by herself and a team of experienced riders, to be able to offer you the best quality products.

I hope you’ll enjoy our brand.


Personal touch

Because your smile matters


Constant desire for comfort


a passion for horses and fashion

Community feeling

We participate locally

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