Meet our trainers
-- Julie Pickering --
Trainer/Instructor Julie Pickering has been riding and teaching professionally for over 16 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 actively competes herself in many divisions including Performance Hunters, Green Hunters, and Grand Prix jumpers. Julie's students have followed in her footsteps and have won many championships across the country including top placings in USHJA National Hunter Derbies. 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!
-- Madison Shaughnessy --
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 has experience in the show ring with Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation.
-- Jaiden Waddle --
Jaiden Waddle is another important member of the staff. While her official title is Horsemanship Instructor, she assists in many aspects of the business including being our head groom.