My name is Jaclyn Burke and I am twenty four years old. I have been riding horses since I was about five and have grown up loving horses. I have lots of experience competing in many different disciplines from the CCI** International level of eventing to showing on the A circuit and running barrels. I grew up outside of Chicago, IL and spent a lovely 16 years of my life learning how to ride in the windy city. After I graduated high school, I moved to Columbia, South Carolina where I attended the University of South Carolina and received a degree in Finance and Marketing with a minor in Journalism. While attending College, I started Burke Equestrian Inc. teaching local riders in the area in a variety of disciplines as well as taking in training horses and also started selling horses for myself and other clients.
After graduation, I spent the summer in Charlottesville, VA working for Dr. Jeff Beshear at Old Dominion Equine. I decided to stay and pursue my career in horses based between Charlottesville, VA and Columbia, SC. My passion is training young or “problem” horses. I worked under Matt Trynoski of Sugar Grove, IL for 4 years helping him as an assistant trainer and spent a summer selling quarter horses for a quarter horse breeder. Durning College I also spent the spring seasons galloping race horses which I feel has given me a inside look at the young thoroughbred mind. I have been able to spend a significant amount of time training with top professionals including John Holling, Bonnie Mosser, Craig Thompson, Ralph Hill, and Emily Beshear to further my equestrian knowledge. I have also had the opportunity to clinician with some of the best riders in the sport including Lucinda Green, Jim Graham, Phillip Dutton, Becky Holder, Missy Ransehousen, Allison Springer, Jan Bynn, Will Faudree, and many others. I feel the knowledge I have gained from all these fabulous riders, trainers, and coaches, have allowed me to base my program and training techniques on the fundamentals of horsemanship and top horse care.