Indiana was born and raised on Salt Spring Island, where she started riding at the age of three. In fact, she spent her entire childhood on, or around, a horse.
In 1999 she decided to make her love of horses a career and moved to the Lower Mainland where she completed her Equestrian Canada Level 1. She taught and Evented to Training Level throughout BC until 2004. Opportunity then took her to England to work at a Three Day Eventing barn under a renowned, international trainer. While in England, she also taught at a local riding school, and competed to Intermediate Level Eventing.