Jill Barron

Jill Barron

Jill Barron

Working Equitation is a sport that aims to garner a functional relationship between horse and rider. It is an inclusive discipline that encourages all breeds and styles of tack. There are seven levels that encompass all abilities and four phases that riders can compete in: dressage, ease of handling (judged obstacles), speed (obstacles at speed) and cattle phase. Working equitation is a well-rounded discipline for training horses.

Jill has held a life-long passion for horses and education. She has been able to marry her passions, which is a rare occasion. Completing her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Alberta and spending five years in the classroom elevated her teaching skills in the arena. Her love of horses soon won her over, and she traveled the world training horses, spending most of her time in Italy and Australia.

 Jill's approach to training horses and riders blends classical techniques and natural horsemanship. She is an incredibly diverse equestrian. Her expertise has won her global accolades, which include the 2019 Andalusian World Cup (Las Vegas) Advanced Working Equitation Championship and the 2017 Haras Cup (Texas) Intermediate Working Equitation Championship. She has etched her name in the realm of Working Equitation and is fortunate to teach clinics and judge in many international destinations. She is the only judge in North America to hold three cards and Canada's only judge.

Jill is also the head clinician for the Calgary Stampede Showriders, an elite team of junior equestrians who travel North America representing the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, The Calgary Stampede. The team has traveled to the prestigious Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California and the Daddy of 'Em All, Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Jill has a love for horses, horsemanship, and coaching. Her keen attention to detail will ensure you refine your riding skills. Riding with her is certain to be supportive, fun, and highly educational. Give it a try, your horse will thank you!

Jill’s clinic will take place over all 3 days of Horse Expo 2023

Join Masters competitor, and international clinician, judge and trainer, Jill Barron, for a clinic that will focus on horsemanship involved in navigating working equitation obstacles.

Friday obstacles include: double slalom , switch cup, bull, jug and bridge. Learn how to overcome problems encountered, pick up judging tips and improve your relationship with your horse. Get ready to take your riding to the next level.

Saturday obstacles include: drums, gate, bell corridor, sidepass rail & pen. Learn how to overcome problems encountered, pick up judging tips and improve your relationship with your horse. Get ready to take your riding to the next level.

Sunday obstacles include: Figure 8, jump, switch cup “L”, bull, rounding posts. Learn how to overcome problems encountered, pick up judging tips and improve your relationship with your horse. Get ready to take your riding to the next level.

Apply to Ride with Jill - $350 (3 sessions included)

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    Rider Level of Experience

    Do you need a stall for the day ($65/day)? Overnight stalls will be billed as a weekend stall ($125/weekend)

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