- Meet Our Team -
Jamie and her partner Luebbo have had tremendous success in the FEI ring including back to back World Cup Finals qualifications finishing 16th overall in Paris as well as being short listed for the WEG 2018 Show Jumping team. Jamie is currently running a boutique training barn in Malibu, California with a focus on developing young horses and a few clients. She has two up and coming young horses that are in their second year of showing.
Hunter is an accomplished rider in any ring with numerous major victories on her resume. She rode to win the coveted 2016 ASPCA Maclay Championship and the 2016 Washington International Equitation Championships, after winning all three phases of the competition. Hunter also won the U25 Jumper Championship at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show the same year. She is one of the winningest young riders, having won her first Grand Prix at age 12, earning respect in National and International competitions on both hunters and jumpers.
Lehua was born and raised in Hawaii. Upon graduation from Pepperdine University in Malibu she began working as assistant trainer for two-time Olympian Hilda Gurney. In 2010, upon the completion of her USDF Gold Medal and graduation from the USDF "L" Program, she ventured out on her own and Lehua Custer Dressage was created. Based in Wellington Florida, Lehua is a USDF certified instructor. Some recent highlights include campaigning FJ Ramzes in large tour with recent wins at CDI 4*. She also coached para rider Kate Shoemaker to a team medal at the Tokyo Paralympics in 2021. Her stallion Fortunato H2O is a fully approved GOV breeding stallion who most recently won team bronze at the 2022 World Championships with para rider Roxanne Trunnell.
Missy had a very successful young rider circuit under the training of Leslie Law, culminating in a silver and gold medal at NAJYRC, she then moved up to the 3* level. In 2011 she moved to England to work and ride for William Fox Pitt. In 2016 she moved back stateside and is based in Aiken, South Carolina year round. Some career highlights include 4th place Pine Top Advanced, 1st and 4th place GMHA 1* , 5th place PSJ mini prix, 1st place Hudson Valley Mini-Prix, Top 10 finish Rockingham Castle 1*, top 20 with 2 horses Plantation Field CIC2*
Juri Ito (Shangri-La Stables)
Juri Ito owns and operates Shangri-La Stables out of Dallas, Pennsylvania. Juri is new comer to the Grand Prix ring with her mount Bill Clinton. We are excited to have Juri as an Elemental Equine Brand Ambassador.
Hubert and Cara Heule (Heule Reining Horses)
Heule Reining Horses operates its reining training program in at beautiful Cornerstone Performance Ranch in Abbotsford, British Columbia, located just a few kilometers from the USA/CA border.
Hubert Heule has been involved in the reining horse industry for more than 20 years. With a background of operating equestrian training/breeding facilities in the USA, Europe and South America he has trained horses and riders with consistent results. Including staring the careers of many successful show horses such as Mr. Masota Star, Cee Mr Stop and Mr Royal Hollywood. In 2014 as manager of HDC Quarter Horses he achieved NRHA #1 Owner and has managed the careers of top stallions Arc Gunnabebabigstar, and Steppin On Sparks. Hubert is an international competitor, notably representing the Netherlands at the World Equestrian Games 2011 and 2018 and becoming Congress Ltd Open Champion.
Cara Heule has diverse equine and business related experience. She worked professionally in large scale training and breeding operations in the USA including Sterling Ranch and Greenvalley Ranch.