Riley McGilloway is a third generation firefighter with the Halton Hills Fire Department. His horse experience comes from many years of working in the Standardbred racing industry. In 2017 he completed Dr. Rebecca Gimenez technical large animal rescue course and has had to put those skills into use multiple times throughout his professional career. He is currently the lead instructor for large animal rescue for his department. In 2018 he was involved in a barn fire that has given him passion to help invoke change which has lead him to carry out multiple talks and lectures on the subject and continues to be an advocate for barn fire safety and large animal rescue techniques.