Hannah Jones grew up around horses in Kentucky! Her first lessons were riding saddlebreds when she was 6, but as she grew up she transitioned out of gaited horses and started riding hunt seat and western with the Ky 4-H. Hannah always had a passion for helping people, but also never wanted to put her stirrups to rest. Her learning disabilities were not going to overpower her so she started seeking out ways to help people who had the same hardships she did and connecting them with horses. This led to a much bigger goal of helping a wide variety of people from all walks of life with one main tool, the horse. In 2008 she attended Asbury University and graduated with a bachelors of science in Equine Management with an emphasis in Facilitated Mental Health. Hannah’s heart is in many different areas in the equine industry, but one of her favorites is horsemanship, where she can connect horse and rider to learn communication, respect, trust, and the healing power horses have. She also rides western dressage, and teaches beginner horseback riding.
Today, Hannah also travels during the year as an assistant for world renown performer and horseman, Guy McLean. She photographs the Kentucky Derby every May in her home state, and just go back from living overseas Uganda, Africa! Her plan this year is to enter her first Western Dressage show with her young Paint Me Hobby mare, Reba.