I have met and learnt from some outstanding equestrians both here in NZ and overseas.
Some of them have generously shared their testimonials on this page:
What People Say
Jaime is a skilled and empathetic rider and trainer.
She is a strong and talented rider; able to produce young horses and turn them into winners, as she has been in recent years for several 4, 5 and 6 year olds.
She is also able to ride and win big classes against the best riders.
She has a sound knowledge of jumping and with her positive energy and strong communication skills she makes a very astute and successful coach.
Her students are known for getting results and progressing rapidly.
She is also a very special organiser for any type of event.
– Michel Ismalun (France)
FEI Level III Course Designer, Trainer and ex rider.
Since first meeting Jaime in Matakana several years ago, I have seen an inspiring woman develop leadership and strong credibility in the show jumping community.
Watching her create the spectacular show jumping competitions based in Matakana, to her contribution to Takapoto, turning it into the international arena that it is in two short years, Jaime’s determination, hard work and focus, is second to none.
From receiving lessons myself, I found her to have great communication skills and a manner that I knew would be perfect for my daughter.
During just one lesson with her new jumping pony she took a very excitable forward pony to having them both waiting for a fence.
For a pony that was long in the tooth to change like this so simply, had Elizabeth’s respect immediately and she became her only instructor.
Jaime is clear, to the point and unflappable, working so well with my strong willed young rider. I highly recommend Jaime as an instructor for young or old. She has a wealth of knowledge and teaches in a manner that is supportive, real, and offers advice that is immediately effective.
I couldn’t recommend Jaime more highly – make her your show jumping coach!
– Suzanne Struijck, Student and Mother of student
I coached Jaime for 12 months. She is an excellent student who has enormous dedication to her sport. She is always striving to improve her knowledge base and apply it to both her horses and her students.
Jaime has excellent horse management skills and always presents a very professional image with healthy happy horses and immaculate presentation.
Jaime is an excellent ambassador for her sport and is also an excellent role model for the many young riders that look after her.
– John Twomey