Jessie Anderson – Shop Manager/Western Riding Coach "our Point Rider"
Jessie has considerable retail experience and has been in the horse industry her whole life. She currently has 5 horses and a miniature horse at home and is the one in charge of everyone! This has definitely helped her get familiar with supplements, feeds, first-aid and all things an equestrian might need.
Jessie began her career as a horsewoman in the hunter/jumper and equitation disciplines, she was division champion and year end high point rider during her time in the English Hunter/Jumper and equitation rings.
After training for 20+ years in an English saddle under Sandy Green (who rode, trained and competed with Ian Miller, Jill Henselwood, Randy Roy and other accomplished individuals) and 10+ years of coaching riders and training horses herself, she turned her attention to the western side of things.
Jessie began running barrels locally with her sights set on the rodeo circuit. After training with local instructors, Jessie travelled Ontario and Quebec for rodeos from 2016-2018 before retiring her gelding. In 2017, Jessie travelled to Washington State to train with Professional Barrel Racer and 2009 Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo Champion, Barb West. While out west, Jessie trained with Barb, rode prospects and assisted Barb with the facilitation of clinics.
Through the years, Jessie has continued to develop her own horsemanship and riding skills, and has always sought opportunities to grow her knowledge and abilities, such as training in dressage with top rider Alison Brebner (FEI Prix St.Georges level and certified coach), horsemanship with David Cowley (Two-Way Trust Horsemanship), and reining.
All the while, she offered her services to others through coaching various disciplines both recreationally and competitively, and training horses. She believes you’re never truly finished learning and is always excited to share her love of horses with others and watch riders succeed!
When Jessie came on board with the shop, she threw her hat in with us and adds so much value with her "never say never" attitude and ability to manage all the things with a smile on her face. She is generous with her advice and knowledge about horses and we now have regulars who come in only when she is working.
Tack Shop Manager
Western Riding Coach
Besides to help create "The Ultimate Wild Destination Shopping Experience for Horse Tack" is to work in an environment where her expertise is valued and she can take pride in helping to build the brand.
To one day have her own equine therapy operation. Jessie is travelling to Massachusetts in October 2023 to complete EAGALA training and become and Equine Assisted Learning facilitator and be able to offer Equine Therapy to individuals; primarily people struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Depression.