Building willing communication between horse & rider

Training & Education

"I feel very fortunate to work/have worked with the following mentors. They have taught me much about training horses but also about life and I feel I am a better person for having known and worked with them."  Jana

2003-Present Terry Church - Grand Prix Trainer, USDF Silver medalist, author and clinician  Focus on developing my grand prix prospect and client horses through the levels with emphasis on relaxation and suppleness. www.naturalsporthorse.com

1993 - 2005 Nancy Thacher - Grand Prix Trainer, "R" judge, USDF Gold Medalist
Took lessons for a year on her Grand Prix horse; schooled half pass, tempi-changes, canter pirouette, piaffe and passage. Trained my retired horse from Training to Second level/beginning Third. 

2002-2003 Paula Kirkegaard - Grand Prix Trainer, "R" judge, USDF Certified Instructor Working student, rode up to five horses per day, schooled on Grand Prix schoolmasters, and rode young horses.

1985 - 1993 Stephanie Blockley-Clarke - Grand Prix Trainer Received a terrific foundation in dressage.

1995-1998 Apprentice for Micheal Reams - Advanced Certified Rolfer Learned equine structural integration, a form of body work for horses. 

1990 Bacholor of Arts, Western Washington University Sociology & Business

Additional Education
"I am an avid student and feel that one never stops learning. Working with horses is definitely a life long journey of growth." Jana

Jana regularily clinics with:
Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, author of "Tug of War: Classical vs Modern Dressage", veterinarian, berieter, and international clinician.
www.gerdheuschmann.com

Peggy Cummings of Connected Riding, trainer, author and international clinician, www.connectedriding.com

Other Educational Activities
January, March, July 2014, 2015 
CA trips to work with Terry Church

October 2011 Demonstration Rider Biomechanics of Soundness Symposium with Dr. Gerd Heuschmann

March 2009 Clinic Organizer/auditor Conrad Schumacher Development of Horse & Rider Symposium.

March 2008 Scribe for USDF Instructor Certification Testing and Pre-certification. Scribed for Maryal Barnett and Cindy Syndor.

Winter/Fall 2007 Participating Auditor USDF Instructor Certification Workshops: Lunging, Training and Teaching.  USDF Faculty: Lilo Fore, Christine Rivilin, Racheal Saavedra.

Jana has also ridden with the following clinicians: Dietrich Von Hoffgarten, Henrik Johanssen and Mary Wanless.

Honors and Awards:
2009 education grant from Equestrians' Institute.
2005-2008 President of Equestrians' Institute

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