Posted by Marijke van de Water on 2022 Nov 26th


About the Company…

  • Riva Remedies has been selling natural products for 25 years. It all started in Armstrong, B. C. in the Okanagan on a pocket of farmland and acreages that are home to many horses. Now we sell product all across Canada and the United States. We have a flagship storefront on Pleasant Valley Road in Spallumcheen, B.C.. Customers are welcome to come and shop and pick up product. 
  • Riva’s Remedies began over 25 years ago. Marijke started the supplement line so that she had access to quality supplements to recommend for the horses that she was asked to help. The pet line was added a few years later.
  • Our namesake for Riva’s Remedies was Riva (Zipezriva). She was a fiery and very compassionate chestnut Appendix. Riva Ridge, Secretariat’s running mate, was her great granddaddy. Riva died in July 2022 at age 25. Her spirit will always live on in our products. 
  • We have an education platform that positions us as the leader in natural horse health care education. The platform, which offers a number of natural horse health courses, is facilitated by Marijke’s daughter, Elisha Edwards, who is a chemist, homeopath, and natural horse health consultant. 
  • We have over 40 free equine blogs on our website to help inform our customers about their options for all common health conditions. They include complete holistic health care programs with diet, nutrition, and supplement recommendations.

About Our Products

  • We formulate and manufacture all of our own health products.
  • Every single one of our products is registered and approved under the Veterinary Health Products program with Health Canada.
  • We have 4 categories of products. Herbal blends, homeopathic remedies, specialized nutrients of vitamins and minerals, and topical oils and ointments. 
  • We stay on the cutting edge of the latest research in horse health care, hoof health, equine science, and nutrition. This is so we can ensure that our supplements and remedies meet the needs and standards of all of our customers, and their horses. 
  • We offer pure ingredients in all our supplements, with no fillers or extras. This way, the horses are not at risk for side effects, can utilize each ingredient to its fullest, and ensure there is no waste. This is also why we can keep the dosage level to a smaller amount compared to our competitors. 
  • For horses with challenging health issues, we offer a variety of consultation services. Customers can get further help with our individual health consultations, custom parasite programs, hair tissue mineral analyses, and hoof assessments with trimming guidance.

About Our Customers

  • 96% of our social media audience are women.
  • The majority of our social media audience are Canadians and Americans. But we also have a large following from Australia and the UK.
  • Some of our customers have been with us for over 20 years.
  • The most common health inquiries that our office receives are Insulin Resistance, Cushing’s (PPID), laminitis, joint issues, and digestive problems.

About Our CEO

Sapphire & Marijke Rock & Marijke

  • Marijke started her career in the 90’s as a Natural Health Practitioner and Homeopath for people. Then, due to to demand, she transitioned into animals a few years later. She still works with both people and animals as a Natural Health Consultant, Medical Intuitive, and Energy Healer. These days you can find her managing the company, writing her 3rd edition of Healing Horses Their Way, and facilitating online healing courses and destination healing retreats.
  • Marijke hosts three quarter horses on 6 acres in Foothills County in Alberta: Eclipse, a black and white paint (who loves adventure); Sapphire, a dun mare (who thinks she is a princess), and Lahar, a grey gelding (with extensive career as a roper).
  • Marijke loves to train, do liberty, ride, take the horses into the bush, brush, trim, and give healing sessions with hands-on energy healing, tuning forks, essential oils, and homeopathy.

About Our Staff

Tammy, Darla, Marijke, Susan, Sue, Kelly

L to R:
Tammy Reimer: Office Administration and Customer Service.
Darla Marie Cameron: General Manager.
Marijke van de Water: CEO
Susan Christian: Accounting Technician
Sue Willing: Warehouse Manager:
Kelly Devenne: Social media Coordinator:

  • We are an all-ladies team! And that between us we ride horses, train dogs, and love cats. Oh, and 3 of us drive red SUV’s.
  • We are enthusiastic and dedicated to helping animals and their people. Our ladies have been with the company between seven and eleven years; three of them tried to leave but couldn’t stay away so they all came back!
  • Among us we have degrees in chemistry, diet, nutritional therapy, homeopathy, and business administration; as well as certificates in natural horse health, energy healing, and sound therapy. We also have a dog trainer (Sue Willing) and a cat health specialist (Darla Marie Cameron) on staff.

~The Riva’s Natural Health Care Team