Mary Jo built Spring Meadow Farm from the ground up with hard work and dedication. She has truly created an equestrian paradise. Mary Jo has always had a fondness for horses, but when her daughter Kaylyn expressed an interest in riding her passion grew. Together they became avid equestrians and they continue to ride and show together today. As a former pediatric nurse practitioner, Mary Jo’s gentle nature creates a wholesome and welcoming environment for both horses and riders. Mary Jo oversees all aspects of the farm to ensure every horse and person is treated with the upmost care and respect.
Heather is the Spring Meadow Farm trainer and has been involved with caring and showing horses since a young child. Her knowledge and firsthand experience make her well-respected within the horse community, and Heather is a board member of the Minnesota Hunter Jumper Association. She went to school to be an elementary school teacher and spent the beginning of her teaching career in California. With her unique background she is able to effectively communicate to her students. As a current competitive rider, Heather individually trains the horses a couple times a week to ensure consistent and proper training. Through this regimen, Heather's students are able to achieve their highest goals.
John is a truly knowledgeable horseman. Growing up riding and spending his whole life with horses, John is passionate about horsemanship, and takes whatever time and effort is necessary to ensure that each horse is well cared for. Owners are confident in his care and expertise. John lives on the property, and is typically watching over the horses from sun-up to sundown. During the growing season, you can also find John tending to his impressive vegetable garden.
Thea helps with several different jobs around the farm, from shipping to braiding horses at shows, and everything in-between. No one works harder and more effectively than Thea. She is a woman of many talents; even the most stubborn horses will drink when Thea leads them to water. She is well-connected and respected in the horse community, and we are blessed to have her as part of our team.