Joyan has a diverse background with horses, and has been involved with most disciplines over the years. She particularly enjoyed many years as a successful competitor in the hunter ring. She managed the school horse program at Sun Meadows in Barnhartvale for three years, bringing riders along from beginner level to competition ready. “I believe in versatility for horses and riders, and like to include exercises in lessons that keep everybody thinking.” Up until a year ago, you may have met her working at Greenhawk where she helped outfit horses with tack, and riders for lessons and shows. Joyan currently lives on a cattle ranch with her husband Dirk, riding quarter horses to work cattle – and is looking forward to competing in mountain trail next year.