"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
Grand Prix Trainer, USDF Silver Medalist, Author and Clinician
Travel to CA to clinic with Terry. Focus on developing my grand prix prospect and client horses through the levels with emphasis on relaxation, suppleness, and developing timing and feel for the whole horse.
2003 - Present
Dr. Gerd Heuschmann
Internationally Renowned Trainer, Clinician, Author and Biomechanics Expert
Regularly clinic with Dr. Heuschmann. Organize and co-sponsor Redmond area clinics. Focus on how to how to incorporate the understanding of biomechanics into the daily training with emphasis on developing proper contact, throughness, forward and softness.
2009 - Present
Elsa Sinclair / Taming Wild - Freedom Based Training
International Renowned Clinician and Film Producer
Regularly study with Elsa to better understand how create more harmony, depth and enjoyment in our partnership with our horses.
2011 - Present
Peggy Cummings - Connected Riding
Internationally Renowned Clinician and Author
Cliniced with Peggy to learn how to balance the rider's seat and gain a better understanding of rider biomechanics and how to help the rider create better connection.
2009 - 2013
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.
1993 - 2005
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.
Grand Prix Trainer
Received a terrific foundation in classical dressage.
1985 - 1993
Apprentice for Micheal Reams - Advanced Certified Rolfer
Learned equine structural integration, a form of body work for horses.
Bacholor of Arts, Western Washington University
Sociology & Business
"I am an avid student and feel that one never stops learning.
Working with horses is definitely a life long journey of growth." Jana
May 2016 & 2017
Participated in cow clinic with Wayne Robinson, National Cutting Horse Champion Trainer.
Demonstration Rider and Organizer of Biomechanics of Soundness Symposium with Dr. Gerd Heuschmann
Clinic Organizer/auditor Conrad Schumacher Development of Horse & Rider Symposium.
Scribe for USDF Instructor Certification Testing and Pre-certification. Scribed for Maryal Barnett and Cindy Syndor.
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