Horses have always been a huge part of Jamie's life. Her first horse, Al Borief (Crash) was a purebred Arabian gelding that she showed in hunter and western pleasure as well as pleasure driving and halter/showmanship. Jamie and Crash competed at Arabian Youth Nationals in Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Pleasure, Hunt Seat Equitation, Showmanship at Halter, and Show Hack.
Jamie apprenticed with several trainers, allowing her the opportunity to show many breeds (Morgans, Quarter horses, Saddlebreds, Tennessee Walkers, Pasos, etc.) in many different disciplines (saddleseat, sidesaddle, driving, trail, etc).
Jamie attended Kansas State University, where she rode on the Western open varsity equestrian team. On the team, she had the opportunity to ride and show in reining and western horsemanship divisions.
Jamie is currently the proud owner of a Havenhills Layla, a half-Arabian Pinto western pleasure mare who made her US Nationals debut last fall in the amateur western pleasure maturity.