JJ is a USDF bronze, silver, & gold medalist. She is a graduate of the young riders program. She trained in Europe for over 2 years with Gyula Dallos of Budapest, Hungary. She came home to Wisconsin and ran a very successful training business for about 7 years. After being named runner up for Robert Dover’s Search For the Next American Dressage Star, she decided to move East & start working towards making her dreams of riding on a team come true.
In 2006, she was the reserve rider for the FEI World Cup & she was long listed for the WEG on her Swedish gelding, Cambay. In 2007, she took her young horse, Donnermuth, to compete in Verden, Germany at the World Breeding Championships for 6 year olds. She and Petri were the top placing American pair that year in Verden.
JJ is currently on the US Developing Riders List and trains with Scott Hassler & Steffen Peters on a regular basis. JJ now runs her business out of Scott Hassler’s Riveredge West, taking in horses for training, showing, and sales. JJ passionately shares her knowledge of classical dressage through teaching clinics all around the country.
“I have been so pleased with my RevitaVet machine. My student, Allison Springer, swore by it for her event horses, so I thought it would be great for my dressage horses as well! I have used it on kissing spines, hocks, lower backs, necks, and suspensories. It’s incredible how much more comfortable it makes the horses. You can even visually see the horse lick & chew with relaxation. This machine is wonderful because you can use it as preventive and as therapy on injuries. A horse we have been treating for a suspensory is showing super progress through the ultrasounds. This machine is a must for every barn!”