Grand Prix Freestyle Championships
Jannike; age 5 with her family
Giraldillo CEN and Jannike Gray
Jannike Gray Dressage
Teimir HB jumping
Incorporating ground work with Donnertraum
Jannike with Klaus Balkenhol in October 2015 after a weekend of wonderful rides at Avalon Farm. Klaus' philosophies were inspiring to watch, and will continue to be incorporated in daily riding!
Reserve Champion Intermediare 2 Championships
About Jannike Gray
USDF Diamond Achievement
Gold, Silver & Bronze Medalist
Gold, Silver & Bronze Freestyle Bar Medalist
Jannike Gray began riding at the early age of four. Her journey began on various ponies and horses of all breeds, shapes and sizes. At the age of 11, her passion shifted towards dressage where she began competing in local shows. She made her FEI debut at the age of 17, competing at the NAJYRC and winning a team bronze with the Region 8 team. She competed Casa Arte's PRE Stallion, Giraldillo CEN through the U25 Grand Prix & then the Open Grand Prix. She qualified for Lamplight Festival of Champions multiple years placing in the top 8. She has trained multiple horses from the babies through the Grand Prix.
Jannike has a passion for all around horsemanship. Not only is the journey about riding and competing, but the development of the relationship between horse and rider on the ground. Combining ground work, cross training and classical dressage has proven to be a successful combination for her horses!
Her education will always remain a priority. She has been fortunate enough to train with fantastic Masters in the industry such as Heather Mason, Klaus Balkenhol, Carl Hester, Monica Theodorescu, Jeans Bemelmans, Hubertus Schmidt, Lars Peterson, David Collins, Sara Vanecek.