ride with JB
"SOME HORSES WILL test YOU, SOME WILL TEACH YOU, AND SOME WILL BRING OUT THE best IN YOU."
Jill has held a life-long passion for horses and education. She has been able to marry her passions, which is a rare occasion. Completing her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Alberta and spending five years in the classroom elevated her teaching skills in the arena. Her love of horses soon won her over, and she travelled the world training horses, spending most of her time in Italy and Australia.
Jill's approach to training horses and riders blends classical techniques and natural horsemanship. She is an incredibly diverse equestrian. Her expertise has won her global accolades, which include the 2019 Andalusian World Cup (Las Vegas) Advanced Working Equitation Championship and the 2017 Haras Cup (Texas) Intermediate Working Equitation Championship. She has etched her name in the realm of Working Equitation and is fortunate to teach clinics and judge in many international destinations. She is the only judge in North America to hold three cards and Canada's only judge.
Jill is also the head clinician for the Calgary Stampede Showriders, an elite team of junior equestrians who travel North America representing the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, The Calgary Stampede. The team has travelled to the prestigious Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California and the Daddy of 'Em All, Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Jill has a love for horses, horsemanship, and coaching. Her keen attention to detail will ensure you refine your riding skills. Riding with her is certain to be supportive, fun, and highly educational. Give it a try, your horse will thank you!
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There have been lots of changes in the air! Jill has been busy training horses, travelling and coaching, and building some exciting new things.
Stay tuned for new updates and a list of clinics and lessons near you.
Have you always wanted your own JB gear? The online store is opening soon.
THE CALGARY STAMPEDE
Jill is a country woman at heart, so it is no surprise she is one half of the incredible team that selects and coaches the Calgary Stampede Showriders. Her coaching partner is Jamie DeWitt.
In 1985, the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede formed the Stampede Showriders. Their initial mandate was to accompany the Stampede Showband in parades and rodeos across Southern Alberta. As the group matured, they developed their own identity and broadened the scope of their activities.
Today the equestrian team performs across Southern Alberta and has travelled to destinations in the United States and Europe to perform. During the Calgary Stampede, the Showriders perform musical rides several times a day and serve as the colour guard.
With the exceptional training and coaching provided by Jill and Jamie, the Calgary Stampede Showriders has most recently performed at the 2019 Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California.
I love riding with Jill. She understands me and my horse - we’ve come a long way since I started with her!
Riding with Jill has inspired me to improve my horsemanship and to be the best I can be for my horse. She has helped build confidence in myself and what I can accomplish that reaches far beyond any riding arena walls. I feel a sense of empowerment riding with Jill as she has pushed and supported me past fears and I’ve left many comfort zones behind in my dust!
THANK YOU TO JILL'S
Thank you to the wonderful sponsors who help Jill - and her horses - stay outfitted and healthy with a variety of products.