About

Harma Germs-Fraser Island Wide EquestrianIsland Wide Equestrian is owned and operated by Harma Germs-Fraser who has over 20 years of experience in the horse industry. Harma began riding at the age of 6 at a local riding stable in The Netherlands. For many years Harma competed very successfully at the national level in Holland in both show jumping and dressage. Having competed in Europe and being taught by some of Holland’s top instructors has provided Harma with a real competitive advantage.

Harma has been involved in the Canadian horse industry for the past 12 years. Although, her chosen field of specialization is dressage/flat work, she has been very successful in equitation, show jumping, and eventing. Harma has won numerous provincial and Atlantic Canadian championships in all disciplines with several different horses. Harma also traveled to Quebec to compete at the Bromont Horse Trials. Bromont ranks as one of the top events of its type in North America and Harma was Champion in the Training division in 2005.

In 2005 Harma graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a degree in Business Administration.

At this time, Harma is very successful in the dressage ring with her mare Whiscalina. Harma & Whiscalina have a tremendous partnership that has been rewarded with numerous awards at shows in the Maritimes and internationally recognized shows in Quebec. In 2008, Harma and Whiscalina won the 5 year old FEI Dressage Championship at CDI Blainville and a year later in 2009 at the same place the 6 year old FEI Dressage championships. Whiscalina and Harma have also won championships at the national training, first, and second level in Blainville, Quebec.

Harma is one of a very select group of Canadian dressage riders to have received the “Eight Award” in 2007 and 2008. This award is presented by Dressage Canada and recognizes improved riding skills: rider position and seat, correctness and effect of aids – therefore better riding. Harma currently trains with Jaimey Irwin from Stouffville, Ontario. In addition, she has received instruction from Olympic riders such as Ingrid Klimke, Steffan Peters,¬†Cindy Ishoy¬†and Michel Vaillancourt. From a very early age Harma’s father has been a great influence and mentor in her riding career.

Harma currently coaches several successful Island riders in the eventing, dressage, and hunter jumper show ring. Her students have won provincial and national awards for their achievements in the show ring, which proves Harma’s coaching program to be highly successful. Harma has a close and positive relationship with all of her students and helps each rider develop an individualized training program to put them on the path to success.