JET Stone is an established hunter/jumper show stable under the professional guidance of Juliana Thorbecke and Alex Bobbitt. Juliana and Alex have trained riders and their mounts to compete in the Child/Adult Jumpers, JR/AO jumpers, Medal/Maclay, Pony Hunters, Children’s Hunters, Adult Hunters, AO Hunters, and Junior Hunters. Their students have qualified for indoors, Medal finals, been in the top 20 at Pony Finals, been in the top 10 at Junior Hunter Finals, and have received championships at Zone Finals, Upperville, and WEF. Horses they have started and trained have won in almost every division from 3ft green to Grand Prix.
Our team would not be complete without the expertise of Meridith Arlington and Olly Duckett. Meridith grew up riding hunt seat equitation in the heart of New Jersey’s horse country. After graduating from Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre in Waverly, WV with certifications in teaching and training she has worked full time in the industry. Meridith was employed by legendary showjumpers the Chapot Family for five years. There, she groomed horses at top FEI shows up and down the east coast, and had the honor of riding with Laura Chapot on her own developing thoroughbred, as well as many of Laura’s other impressive mounts.
Olly began riding at a young age with the Wells family in North Carolina. After moving to Maryland, Olly began riding with Juliana and Alex honing his skills from 3ft hunters to 1.20m jumpers. Looking to build a career in the industry after graduating from Ithaca College, Olly became a much valued member of the JET Stone team.