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

Terry Church

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

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. 

1993 - 2005 

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.


Stephanie Blockley-Clarke

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 


Other Educational Activities


"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.

October 2011 

Demonstration Rider and Organizer of  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