WHO WE ARE

ABOUT US

JA Jumping
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Jump Alberta (JA; 2012) is a ‘grassroots’ not-for-profit charitable Alberta corporation. Founded in 2012, Jump Alberta is the result of a successful amalgamation of the Alberta Show Jumping Association (ASJA; 1982) and the Alberta Hunter Horse Society (AHHS; 1986).

Jump Alberta is dedicated to the sport of equestrian show jumping in Alberta by providing support for JA members and JA hosting venues, and offering opportunity for athlete development through the facilitation of special programs & events, ‘development scholarships’ and travel bursaries.

Jump Alberta is committed to equal promotion of all show jumping events.

OUR VISION & OBJECTIVES

  • To support the development of new and existing programs for members;
  • To assist in the development of Alberta members to compete locally, nationally and internationally;
  • To provide educational and funding opportunities, such as clinics, seminars, symposiums, bursaries and sponsorship;
  • To work closely with our stakeholders and venues to develop, implement and promote Jump Alberta programs and service
OUR MISSION

  • Jump Alberta will effectively serve member athletes and horses participating in hunter, jumper and equitation in Alberta

BOARD MEMBERS

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Shannon Haney

CO-President

Shannon Haney lives in Calgary, AB and owns a successful hunter/jumper/equitation training program. When she’s not at the barn or a horse show, she also consults for procurement for oil & gas service firms.

Shannon grew up on a farm in Southern Alberta, checking cows and racing ponies before she took up show jumping in junior high. Her dream horse show? Any Olympic venue.

Caroline Jones

Vice President

With a deeply rooted passion for the sport of show-jumping and years of actively competing, Caroline is a true horsewoman in every sense. Currently, Caroline is the Tournament and Facility Manager at Rocky Mountain Show Jumping in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to this integral role, Caroline continues her judging career throughout North America including such tournaments as the U.S. National Medal Finals, Capital Challenge, West Palm Beach, and the Los Angeles Medal Finals.

Haley Ciarla

Treasurer

Based out of Calgary, Haley Ciarla is a consultant and mom to two girls, Giada and Bianca. Haley’s love affair with horses began at age 10 after moving from Edmonton to Calgary. A neighbour’s pony that she was riding bareback took off through the field – Haley survived, and has been involved with horses ever since. In her spare time, Haley loves traveling and watching her girls at horse shows.

Ann Laing

Board member

Ann Laing is a Jump Alberta board member.

Michelle James

BOARD MEMBER

Based out of Airdrie, AB, Michelle James is a horse mom and office manager at Bar J Heavy Mechanical. Michelle was previously a successful instructor and trainer, but took a break in 2016 to raise her family.  She still enjoys showing as an amateur and her dream horse show to attend is the Central Park Horse Show in Manhattan.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys any and all comedy movies, and can be found dreaming of vacations to her favourite destination: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

 

Alexander Grayton

Board Member, HEAD OF YOUNG HORSE & YOUNG RIDERS COMMITTEE

Alexander is a professional rider and trainer. He owns and operates Grayton Farms Ltd out of his family’s farm in Priddis. 

Alexander has been on the board of Jump Alberta since the beginning of 2014, and has served on several committees, including the Competition and Team Selection committee and most notably the Young Horse committee. Together with his fellow committee members, Alexander helped develop the Jump Alberta Young Horse Development class rules and regulations, established in 2015. Alexander contributes to the board of Jump Alberta as an active high performance competitor and trainer.

Rosalynn Peschl

Board Member

Rosalynn Peschl is a Jump Alberta board member.

Cody Peach

Board Member

Cody Peach is a Jump Alberta board member.

George McHardy

Board Member

George McHardy is a Jump Alberta board member.

Dayton Gorsline

Director at large

Dayton has enjoyed all aspects of show-jumping including FEI competition internationally both as a rider and a coach, and currently actively supports the North American Young Rider program. Dayton and his wife Lisa Carlsen operate Trademark Stables in the Calgary area.

Andrew More

BOARD MEMBER

Originally from Vancouver, BC, Andrew moved to Calgary in 2000. Andrew is a UBC graduate and certified EC Level II coach. Through his professional career, Andrew has enjoyed competition success including being a past winner of the Talent Squad Series for Western Canada. Andrew and his wife Erin Taylor (also a certified EC Level II coach) operate Ironstone Farms in south Calgary.

Josephina Kadarabek

BOARD MEMBER

Josephina Kadarabek is a Jump Alberta board member.

History of Jump Alberta

Jump Alberta (JA; 2012) is a ‘grassroots’ not-for-profit charitable Alberta corporation. Founded in 2012, Jump Alberta is the result of a successful amalgamation of the Alberta Show Jumping Association (ASJA; 1982) and the Alberta Hunter Horse Society (AHHS; 1986).

Jump Alberta is dedicated to the sport of equestrian show jumping in Alberta by providing support for JA members and JA hosting venues, and offering opportunity for athlete development through the facilitation of special programs & events, ‘development scholarships’ and travel bursaries. Jump Alberta is committed to equal promotion of all show jumping events.

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