Why Train With Jewels?
Offering Something Special
Julija Vysniauskas (Jewels) is the Kestrel Ridge Farm resident trainer.
Jewels provides private lessons;
"Everyone can improve their riding and their knowledge of the horse - it is a lifelong study! I still take lessons myself and attend numerous clinics each year to improve my own horsemanship skills." says Jewels.
Jewels is an accomplished dressage rider; she has shown at the World Equestrian Games in 2006 in Aachen, Germany, placing midway out of a field of 94 competitors. A true International rider.
Whateveryour training level we are confident Jewels can help you improve
Jewels began riding at the age of 12 at a local riding school in Cochrane, Alberta, and soon committed herself to a future in competitive riding. After seeing a video of the World Equestrian Games she decided to focus on the sport of dressage, with a goal of becoming an international competitor and competing on the world stage.
As a teenager she trained first with Christian Garweg from Germany, then Lorraine Stubbs (an accomplished Olympic team rider for Canada). Competing at the FEI level at the age of 18 Jewels became a two-time Canadian National Young Rider champion (2001 and 2002), and just missed out on the bronze medal at the North America Young Riders championship where she represented Canada.
By 2004, after successes across North America, Jewels and her #1 horse "Syntax" started to focus on qualifying for the Olympic Games in Athens. After receiving qualifying marks, tragically Syntax caught a serious virus in Florida and missed the rest of the season.
After declaring for Lithuania, Jewels and Syntax qualified and then represented Lithuania at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.
Grand Prix successes followed on the CDI circuit, where Jewels rode both Syntax and Papillon, with Papillon winning the Grand Prix Special in Del Mar, California, 2007.
Jewels rides and trains at Kestrel Ridge Farm and provides clinics locally and abroad.
If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of studying with Jewels, get in touch today.