Trainer/Instructor Julie Pickering has been riding and teaching professionally for over 15 years. She holds an Equestrian Science degree from William Woods University. Julie has many world and national championship titles, including the 2002 AMHA Youth of the Year. Julie is dedicated to teaching her students excellent horsemanship with an emphasis on the love and respect of the horse, as well as the discipline required to be successful in the sport. Come join the JP Equestrian team and learn what makes this time-honored sport so fascinating! Julie teaches Hunter/Jumper, English, Equitation, Hunt Seat and Equestrian Summer Camps. Julie is based in Olathe, Kansas City, Johnson County and surrounding areas.
Assistant trainer Madison Shaughnessy graduated from William Woods University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Equestrian Science and Studio Art. Prior to receiving her degree she had 15 years of riding experience in hunt seat and other disciplines. She also has experience in the show ring with Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation.