Jill Scottston

Owner/ Trainer/Instructor

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined"

~Henry David Thoreau

Jill Scottston has known her life is with horses for as long as she can remember! As a young child, she started showing Western Pleasure and quickly moved into the Eventing and Hunter/Jumper world. Jill was instructing and competitively showing Dressage and Jumpers when she discovered her love of training horses.

 

Jill started her professional career in 2000, at the age of 16. Since then, both her training horses and students have had many great accomplishments in diverse disciplines such as Hunter Pleasure, Equitation, Showmanship, Saddle Seat, Sport Horse, Dressage, and Western Pleasure.

 

Her true passion is Hunt Seat Equitation. Jill says, “I love the mechanics of a great ride.” She spends countless hours helping horse and rider become competitive, whether it is to a schooling show or to Nationals. “I want everyone to be able to fit into a program that works for them and their families.”

Jill has the rare ability to work with riders of all interests and many disciplines. From riders who simply love their horse and have no interest in showing, to those who have never competed before and would like to try for the first time, to those who have dreams of competing at the highest levels. She can design a program for you.

Another of Jill’s talents is matching riders to their dream horses. She works with each client by setting goals, determining criteria, and a budget; she takes great pride in finding “just the right horse” for her students.

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Emily Walker

Assistant Trainer/Instructor

Emily is a true animal lover. She has loved horses and riding from a very young age. She has been heavily involved with a professional horse program for over 10 years; through lessons, showing, and assisting other pros in many horse related tasks. 

Emily has won NUMEROUS titles at the regional and national levels of competition. She has competed in many different disciplines such as hunter pleasure, dressage, showmanship, halter and even earned herself a reserve NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in hunt seat equitation!

We are excited to see what she will share with her new students, her patience is unparalleled!

Chris Mueller

Administrative Assistant

(& so much more)

We are so lucky to have many helping hands around the barn

Zaysha Westberg

Camryn Clark

Caitlin Bruns

Devyn Kirby

Tina Larson

We also want to say thanks and take a moment to recognize all our team members (and their Families) for their support and hard work over the years. You make our job just a little bit better! 

 

                                                 ~The Team

J.J's Equestrian Academy offers horseback riding lessons on our beautiful and kind Arabian Horses. Our farm also hosts boarding stables, leasing horses, summer camps, and training for show horses.

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J.J's Equestrian Academy offers horseback riding lessons on our beautiful and kind Arabian Horses. Our farm also hosts boarding stables, leasing horses, summer camps, and training for show horses.