About Us

Jesse ~ Owner

Jesse Sommerville combines her interests in a variety of equestrian disciplines to provide specialized In-Hand Clinics all over the United States. She helps riders develop basic, quality horsemanship skills and has a unique gift for assisting both amateurs and professionals with the correct gymnastic development of piaffe and passage so they can excel at the highest levels in dressage.

Jesse began riding at the age of 8. She has competed in Vaulting, Three Day Eventing, and Jumpers and has developed a reputation for success with challenging horses employing natural horsemanship and dressage fundamentals.
 In 1998 Jesse began her baccalaurate studies at Cal Poly Pomona and rode on the Intercollegiate Team. She earned both a California Teaching Credential and a Masters Degree in Biology. She taught High School Biology, but was then drawn back to her first love… Horses.
After relocating to Washington State, she decided to advance her dressage education. Piaffe and passage expert, Alfredo Hernandez, impressed with Jesse’s groundwork and her raw talent, took her on as his first ever student intern. After traveling with Alfredo for over a year Jesse launched her own specialized In Hand Clinics.
She is currently pursuing her competitive aspirations in dressage while offering her popular In-Hand clinics world wide.



Alex – Working Student


Alex (Alexandra) is a Working Student at JS Equestrian Sports providing support for Jesse.

She has been riding since the age of four and is currently developing her young house, Harry, with the goal of moving up levels in dressage.
Alex’s passion and love for horses is clear in all she does.  Her gentle, yet disciplined, approach builds mutual trust with the horses she works with.


Abbey – Working Student

Abbey is a Working Student at JS Equestrian Sports providing support for Jesse.

Abbey is Jesse’s daughter, and has grown up with and around horses. She began vaulting at the age of two and began competing at four. Abbey paused the sport when she was eight but continued to stay loosely involved in her mother’s business as she loved the horses. At ten, Abbey expressed an interest in Hunter/Jumpers and began lessons. For the next two years she was in a competitive Hunter/Jumper program. After leaving the program, she resumed her vaulting and purchased a slaughter rescue. She is now training for Junior World Championships in her vaulting while developing her rescue, Max, as a Dressage and Hunter/Jumper prospect alongside her mother. She has trained under multiple experienced trainers and has received her entire dressage education under Jesse. She is an advanced amateur, excluding competition experience. In her vaulting, she consistently helps with private lessons, younger children, and camps. In her riding, her timing and patience allows her to be applicable and open to working with any horse.


We have moved to a dedicated JS Equestrian facility

At the end of November, JS Equestrian Sports relocated to  a beautiful, privately owned facility just north of Woodinville.

  • Clean, well maintained facility
    Clean, well maintained facility
  • Indoor/Outdoor stalls with new mud-free footing
    Indoor/Outdoor stalls with new mud-free footing
  • 12ft x 12ft stalls
    12ft x 12ft stalls
  • Picturesque setting
    Picturesque setting