Alberta’s loss is Langley’s gain as popular horse clinician and trainer Jay O’Jay relocates his horsemanship school to the Horse Capital of BC. Jay will be offering lesson and clinic programs, horse training and colt starting options to owners and riders in the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver area, as well as horsemanship clinics across British Columbia.
Jay is recognized as one of a handful of top horsemanship practitioners in the Canadian horse community. He routinely participates in trainer challenges across North America, including the upcoming “Trainer of the North” challenge taking place August 23-25 at the Bulkley Valley Fair in Smithers.
Jay believes that when it comes to horsemanship, your education never ends. In addition to studying and working with some of the top trainers across the continent for more than 30 years, Jay continues to refine his programs to incorporate new learning and techniques.
Jay is well-known for his common-sense approach to horsemanship that breaks down the barriers of discipline and provides horse owners and riders with a more respectful relationship and connection with their horses along with confidence and softness under saddle. This is a critical horsemanship foundation that Jay believes every rider and horse needs to enjoy themselves on a recreational level – and succeed in any discipline.
Explains Jay, “I believe that every rider and horse requires the right foundation in order to succeed regardless of discipline, whether that’s dressage, reining, or recreational trail riding.” He continues, “However, this all-important foundation is often skipped, resulting in riders losing confidence, and horses developing bad habits. My job is to help build or re-build a strong horsemanship foundation while having some serious fun along the way.”
In addition to his personal pursuits in back country guiding, reining and colt starting, Jay’s breadth of professional experience includes:
• Guest instructor at Olds College in Alberta
• Clinician and trainer across North America and Europe
• Invited guest trainer at events across North America, including The Mane Event, the Pacific Agriculture Show and the Trainer of the North Challenge
• Past columnist for Horse Canada Magazine, Horses All, Pacific and Prairie Horse Journal and the Canadian Horse Journal
In addition to working with performance and competition riders, Jay is excited to provide lesson, training and clinic programs geared specifically toward what he sees as an underserved market of recreational and trail riders.
To book a spot in an upcoming clinic, or to arrange your personal lesson program, contact Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org