Jamee was born and raised in Northern Saskatchewan on her family’s horse farm. She was introduced to horses at a young age and started her horse showing career at the age of 4. She has competed in various Open and Breed shows throughout Saskatchewan and Southern Alberta as well as a two time competitor at the Canadian National Appaloosa Show. She has a vast knowledge in both English and Western Riding disciplines; her experience includes showing pleasure, horsemanship, showmanship, show jumping, dressage, trail, gymkhana, working equitattion and musical ride/drill team.
Jamee has been involved with multiple 4H clubs over the past 20 years as a member, assistant leader and clinician. She also is a member of the Calgary Stampede Light Horse committee.
Some people may or may not know but Jamee is a Showirders Alumna, she was a member from 2000-2003. In that time she was honored to have received two prestigious awards, the Sandy Tidswell award for perseverance, dedication and enthusiasm as well as the Taylor award for showmanship, leadership and dedication. She was part of the bronze medal Equi dance team in 2000 and in 2002 her team brought home two awards from the Grand Floral Parade in Portland, Oregon. First time in the parades history that a Canadian entry won the awards. In her last year as a rider she was honored to have participated in the 2003 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA on New Year's Day.
Now as a Certified NCCP coach and current Director and Head Coach of the Showriders since 2009, Jamee has taken the team to the 2011 Portland Grand Floral Parade winning Best Overall Drill Team award. In July 2011 she had the honor of her team being the personal mounted honor guard for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their Canadian Tour. In January 2012 and 2019, the team toured to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, a truly unique experience as she had been there years before, but as a rider. In 2013, 2016 and 2018 she took the team to the "Daddy of em all" Cheyenne Frontier Days where they brought home the prestigious award for Outstanding Mounted Riding Group each visit.
Jamee currently resides near Strathmore, Alberta with her husband and son where they own and operate a livestock hauling business.
Jill has had a life-long passion for horses and education. Luckily, she has been able to marry her passions with Barron Barn located in Turner Valley, Ab. After obtaining her Bachelor’s of Education from the University of Alberta, Jill taught middle school students for five years before taking off to explore the world and extensively train horses in Italy and Australia. After returning home to Canada, Jill knew she wanted to continue training and educating riders.
Jill’s expertise has won her global accolades and taken her on many trips around North America, working in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, British Columbia and Alberta as a clinician and judge. She has also enjoyed working on movie sets and in music videos. Jill also has significant expertise in dressage, obstacles and speed, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, team roping, break away roping and working cowhorse.
Jill has been with the Showriders program since 2013 as Horsemanship Coach and Assistant Director.