Call Us: (902) 847-1278 Aylesford Nova Scotia

Our Team

RWS takes great pride in finding the right people to support our mission. We are very proud that all 3 of our certified coaches have received National Coaching Awards since their employment with us. 

Our team has extensive experience working with children, adults and all abilities and have all be trained in attachment and trauma responsive practices. 

Alissa Cue

Owner & Operator

CTRII (CanTRA Intermediate Instructor)

Equestrian Canada Competition Coach

Equine Science Certificate with honors: Guelph University 

Certified Young Horse Trainer

Alissa Cue, owner and operator of Rohan Wood Stables, is the the head coach of RWS and FSTRA. Alissa began her riding career at the age of 7 in B.C. After moving to Winnipeg, Alissa joined the Canadian Pony Club as a teenager and attained her B Rating. She has maintained her affiliation with Pony Club by establishing Evangeline Pony Club at RWS in the Fall of 2003. She also sits on the Regional Board as the current Nova Scotia PPG Chair and is a National Director. She was the recipient of the Equine Canada/NCCP National Competition Coach of the year and received the NSEF Coach of the Year Award in 2017. Alissa can be found most weekends at a Pony Club function or coaching and competing at Hunter Jumper shows around the Maritimes. 

Jessica van Nostrand

Program Coordinator

 CTRII (CanTRA Intermediate Instructor)

Equestrian Canada Certified Instructor

Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management: Guelph University 

   Certified Young Horse Trainer

Jessica has worked for RWS prior to attending post-secondary schooling and has since assumed a full time position with RWS as our Recreational Program Coordinator and coach. She has obtained her HA rating in the Canadian Pony Club and volunteers her time with Evangeline Pony Club helping to run the adult Horsemasters program. In addition to all of Jessica’s responsibilities and roles at RWS, Jessica also coaches FSTRA’s therapeutic riding program, develops programming and volunteers at multiple events hosted by our facility. Jessica was the recipient of Equestrian Canada’s Community Coach of the year in 2017.

Katie Roberts

Program Coordinator


Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Dalhousie University

Katie Roberts joined RWS in 2019 after a successful career as an Emergency Room RN. Katie was an avid equestrian since the age of 10 where she began her equine career at Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers. Actively participating in Canadian Pony Club throughout her childhood, Katie has now merged her passion of nursing and horses as she orchestrates RWS’ active and diverse programs on a day to day basis. Her personable nature and warm and welcome demeanour she has quickly become a valued addition to the team.

Katelynn Marshall

Trainer

Equestrian Canada Certified Instructor

Performance Horse Handler Certificate: Guelph University 

Current Student Studying Kinesiology: Acadia University

   Certified Young Horse Trainer

Katelynn Marshall has been part of RWS since its inception in 2003. She is an Equestrian Canada Certified Instructor, receiving the Community Coach of the Year award in 2014. She was an active member in the Canadian Pony Club receiving her B rating. She went to Reno, Nevada in 2017 and obtained her Certified Young Horse Trainer certificate. She currently works part time while attending Acadia University. 

Hannah Cliche

Barn assistant

Hannah’s upbeat and funny personality has been an asset to the RWS team and her passion for animals shines through her diligent work. Hannah is responsible for feeding all of our horses as well as grooming them in preparation for lessons. She can often be found driving the RTV around the farm working on her U-Turns. Hannah loves to ride and is often seen helping to train our therapy horses through their desensitization program.