Michael Tokaruk

Michael Tokaruk

Advisory Board Member

Michael began riding at the age of twelve in his native Canada. During his early years he took several working student positions under Wayne McClellan, Robert Meilsoe, Ken Berkley and Gary Zook. He was also fortunate enough to work extensively with many renowned trainers including Scott Stewart, Missy Clark, Bob Braswell, and Anne Kursinski. Michael’s junior career was highlighted with equitation wins at Devon and Palm Beach. Michael ended his equitation career by earning ribbons in the USET, CET, and AHSA National Medal Finals. He has trained students to victories at the biggest shows in the nation. He is dedicated to giving back to the equine industry by serving on several national and regional committees and is a highly sought-after clinician. He looks forward to representing his home country of Canada in international competition during the years to come.

Current Residence:
Eads, TN and Wellington, FL


Home Town:

Top Accomplishments:

  • Winner of the EMO Grand Prix
  • Winner of the Legacy Cup
  • Featured in Practical Horseman Magazine twice
  • Started his own training and sales barn at 25
  • Winner of the $25,000 Grand Prix at 2015 Brownland Spring II aboard Qasqai
  • Champion in the 2015 7/8 year old Jumper Finals aboard Vanrock
  • Aided mount Vanrock in becoming the 2015 USEF Horse Of The Year in the 7 year old Young Jumper Division
  • Leading Open Jumper Rider at the 2016 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show
  • Winner of the $25,000 Grand Prix at 2016 Brownland Fall I aboard Cupid Shuffle
  • Michael has also coached his clients to many wins in the jumper, hunter, and pony rings

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:
Polo Wraps and Anti-Sweat Sheet

Goal in Life or Aspiration:
Aspires to compete on the Canadian Show Jumping Team