Jewel Bandy - President and Co-Owner "our Trail Boss"
When Jewel was 8 years old, living in a rural community in Honduras, Central America, she had the opportunity to ride bareback on a local business owner's "flea bitten nag; possibly mule". The experience led her to fly on her glorious spirit animal "the horse". She later learned that her sister was there with her also on a horse of her own and she was not indeed alone with a magnificent horse running across the plains, but in a corral walking in a circle under the watchful eye of the adults. The reality of the scene does not matter so much. What happened was a love was born, and Jewel realized that "the horse" was her animal. Her love of horses and western riding gained momentum from spending many happy experiences on her family's cattle ranches in western Canada. It took a few years for her to make her way to the farm and find a cowboy who loved the life of being with horses too, but here she is, Crushing It!
As a horse owner, Jewel has learned the importance of horse care and quality of feed and tack. Once she understood the meaningful relationship between human and horse, the importance of the right tack is a natural next chapter. As the dream of the Tombstone Tack Shop started to take shape, Jewel leaned in hard with all her being. She has many years of experience with Customer Service, Creating an Ideal Client Experience and Running Small Businesses. Event Planning and Organizing Teams with Leadership by Learning are in her nature.
Jewel has brought life to the retail side of the Tombstone Tack Shop, brought her skill to bear on the Horsemanship Clinics that we host, and finds ways to fill needs in our Equestrian Community by leading to learning with horses and brining western horse riding lessons to our venue. She is active in the breeding program (as assistant only) and loves all the ponies with random acts of kindness. Jewel Bandy is most known for her ability to make sure folks are happy with her warm and kind approach tempered with a firm "Ride the Brand" attitude.