Jon Carpenter was born in raised in Atkins, Arkansas. He attended University of Arkansas and University of Central Arkansas in Conway, where he studied Coaching and Sports Management.
Jon began riding in chlidhood, but has been actively competing since 1997. Initially Jon competed in Team Roping, Calf Roping and Steer Wrestling as a teenager in High School Rodeo where he earned:
Later in his career Jon focused on additional events and has earned:
Jon has helped clients promote, manage and develop a strong cowhorse breeding program. Look for Jon competing on some of these offspring he helped develop in the coming seasons. Jon has coached and mentored several riders to multiple successes with their horses in a variety of performance events.
Always hands-on and involved, look for JJ not only managing the farm, (and yes she cleans stalls) and showing, but also sharing her time with childrenJocelyn Jan (JJ) has loved and ridden horses her entire life. JJ began showing horses at the young age of 6 and 25+ years later she still hasn’t stopped!
JJ has competed in a myriad of events including; Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle/Equitation and Halter. Never content with previous accomplishments, JJ is currently working on mastering cow/ranch horse events.
Having previously kept her horses with trainers or at nearby stables, JJ has realized her dream of keeping horses right at home in her own facility: Double J Ranch-West, located in the heart of horse country within Whitesboro, Texas.
Though currently focusing on AQHA/APHA/PHBA registered horses, JJ has owned and competed on a variety of different breeds throughout her life including Warmbloods, MorAbs and Thoroughbreds…in addition to a handful of Mini’s and Donkeys just for fun! An animal lover, JJ was drawn to horses in particular and is the quintessential “Horse-Girl” who feels that no outfit is complete without a few horse hairs on it.
Throughout her equestrian career JJ has acquired numerous awards & titles including;
In addition to numerous other ROM’s, SUPERIOR's, AQHA & APHA Grand’s in Halter, as well as an impressive quantity of year-end awards including Western Pleasure, Color, Halter, English and All Around Events. Always hands-on and involved, look for JJ not only managing the farm, (and yes she cleans stalls) and showing, but also raising her and Jon's children.