Meet the Team
Betsy, and Jasmine
Fielding has spent her life with horses growing up riding in various disciplines. She has ridden under the guidance of trainer Siri Larssen for 15 year, showing in jumpers and equitation, and restarting troubled horses. She began riding for Clare in 2019 where she developed her dressage skills. Helping others learn to build a relationship with their horse in a way that allows the horse’s true nature to lead is what Fielding strives for in her work.
My name is Gracie and I am 18 years old. I’ve been riding western since I was about 5 years old and joined the hunter/ jumper world three years later when I was 8! I met Clare in 2016 at 13 years old and started helping and riding horses for her! Ever since then, she has given me the amazing opportunity to work with so many different horses and it has been an awesome experience!
Betsy has been riding horses for almost eleven years, when she joined Strides Riding Academy 4 years ago she began riding much more competitively. Her first heart horse was a rescued bay hunter jumper gelding named Griffin, from the rescue barn Hoofbeats. When she joined Strides she leased Wheatie, a barn favorite, for two years before purchasing her current bay mare, Shiloh. She is passionate about animals and is a current rider for the Strides IEA team. She grooms and rides for Clarity Performance Horses in addition to riding at Strides and keeping up with her schoolwork and job as a hostess. She loves her job and loves the amazing animals she gets to work with and care for.
Jasmine started taking lessons when she was 8 years old. She has extensive showing experience on the AA, A and B rated show circuit as a Junior Amateur rider in Northern California. Jasmine competed at many recognized competitions to develop her successful USEF show record. Jasmine has experience in all three rings, including the equitation, hunters and jumpers. She believes flatwork builds strong horses and received extensive fundamental training in flatwork and over fences. Jasmine began her riding career with Kelley Lafond at Vintage Lane LLC, in Portola Valley California. Kelley is a USEF International hunter derby course designer, USEF certified Judge and horse trainer that taught Jasmine the ropes of training young horses, rescue horses, and imported horses from Germany. Jasmines favorite accomplishment is 2019 .95s $1500 Jumpers stake champion, at Northern Winter Classic. In addition to riding for Clarity Performance Horse Sales, Jasmine trains client and lesson horses at Strides Riding Academy in Petaluma. Jasmine is Social Media, Publicly and Fundraising Officer for the Sonoma State Equestrian IHSA Team and currently attends Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California.