I grew up with horses but didn't go to the track until after high school when I started riding quarter horses at the bush tracks in Montana and Wyoming. I started riding Thoroughbreds in California then on to Turf Paradise in Phoenix. In 1992 I became the first and only female to earn the leading rider title. In 2008 I retired from riding and started training. The first horse I trained for North American Thoroughbred Racing Co. was Taylors Deal in 2011 where we won the Lost In The Fog stake at Turf Paradise then on to win the Turf Paradise Derby. Two years later I went to California and worked for Glen full time, and also had the pleasure of being assistant to Troy Taylor. The past couple of years have been spent between Emerald Downs and Turf Paradise.
Ian was introduced to the world of horse racing when he began working with his father, stakes winning trainer, Ron Jewell. Ian started working full time at Hastings in 1986 and received his trainer's license in 1989 at the age of 22. He's had the pleasure of working with past Horses of the Year like Arctic Son and Krazy Koffee. Ian has been with NATHC for 7 years as an assistant trainer with Commander, He's the Reason and Five Star General being just a few of the outstanding horses he's helped train.