Jane has been in the competitive horse world since 2003 when she started in the hunter/jumper rings of the Chicagoland area. Her first horse, Otis, was spooky and timid when they first met, but she fell in love almost instantly. They learned to jump together, and by the end of their partnership, she was competing him in the A-circuit jumper ring. Sadly, his life ended early due to a mysterious illness, but it was this initial journey with Otis that helped her realize her love of green and problem horses, and her desire to show them the way.
Jane has been eventing since 2008, when she was a working student in Kentucky for Megan Moore. Since then, she has sat on all types of horses from green beans only recently started to 4* veterans. She spent a year and a half working for Phillip Dutton where she was exposed to the upper echelons of the sport and learned about top horse management from his groom Emma Ford. She left in 2012 to start out on her own and has been coaching and teaching since in both Kentucky and Northeast Ohio.
While working for Phillip, she bought her current mount, Norman. At the time, Norman Conqueror was a 3 year old off the track who had run his last race a month before Jane sat on him. She bought him for his quiet temperament, balanced canter, and glimpses of careful athleticism she felt over his first cross-rail. She shortened his name to the more fitting “Norman” and they have been on an exciting eventing journey since. Click here to read more about Norm.
Jane is currently teaching and training at Rocky River Stables for Valley Riding. She is teaching all levels from Pony Campers to horse show competitiors and hopes to continue to build her show team. She is also accepting horses in training with an emphasis on developing young and green horses into safe, reliable, and content equine partners. Click here for more information on services she provides.