Show Team JFD Testimonials
Jontelle is committed to helping each individual student reach their goals. When I had to take several years off from showing to grow my business, she was so enthusiastic and supportive in helping my horse and I keep moving positively forward towards our goals, and when it came time four years later for us to get back to showing, she was there to support us every step of the way. Jontelle has been of tremendous value in my dressage journey because so often I found that I was being told what to do with my horse or myself to improve and while I understood the “what” to do, I couldn’t figure out “how” to do what I needed to do to improve. Jontelle helped me understand the “how” behind what I needed to do. She always works as an advocate for the horse and a translator between you and your horse so you can work together as a team in harmony and happiness.
Jontelle is so patient with both horse and rider to help develop a good team, and to help the rider understand the timing of the aids, and what it is teaching the horse to do. Her deep base of experience and methodical, stepwise training and communication can give the rider the tools to succeed in the ring and to enable the relaxed rider to feel the horse being through the back and spine to help progression up the levels.