We are starting our St. Jude fundraiser May 1st. We will continue through the entire month of May to raise funds. Congratulations to Ridge Wrenn for collecting the most money for St. Jude. Lizzie Kendig submitted the most hours spent with her horse.
The winner of the 2022 SEFHA Colt Starting Challenge is Jamie Gilt! Congratulations! I think we all sat at the edge of our seats waiting for the winner announcement. It was so close. Many thanks to Bryce Burnett and alternate, Matthew Flood for competing.
Raised by trainers, Jamie Gilt has been starting colts and helping problem horses since a very young age. While being taught a rather harsh way of doing things as a child, she has always strived to take a much quieter approach in her ways and has developed a softness and feel over time that truly shows in her horsemanship.
In this male dominated profession, Jamie has been successful and gained respect among her peers. She has spent time working with several great horsemen and continues to do so as much as possible to farther advance her ability.
Jamie now owns and operates Elevate Horsemanship, while training horses, teaching private lessons, and conducting clinics all over. In her horsemanship clinics, Jamie helps her students to become confident leaders, and in return, create better partnerships with their horses.
“It is truly an honor to be invited to compete in the 2022 SEFHA Colt Starting Challenge. I am extremely proud to be a part of an event that seeks out and awards good horsemanship, as that is what I am so passionate about. I look forward to sharing what I know and helping to get one of these colts started in the right direction.” Jamie Gilt