About Jamie Stevenson

Jamie is a life-long student of the horse.  She continuously studies and seeks learning opportunities to expand her knowledge, and she is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love for horses with others.  


Jamie started riding at the age of 10 and has been obsessed with all things horse ever since.  She started her riding career Eventing–competing through the Preliminary Level. Her interests and the needs of her horses later led her towards studying and practicing classical dressage training principles.  She enjoys the subtleties, mindfulness, and artful process of classical dressage training. She has vast experience using these principles to resolve soundness and behavioral issues stemming from pain due to unhealthy biomechanics.


Her heart-centered training approach places equal emphasis on developing horse and rider as their development is interconnected; riders must be open to working on themselves both in and out of the saddle to see true, positive change in their relationships with their horses.  Her holistic approach incorporates biomechanics, psychology, body language, nutrition, fitness, lifestyle, saddle-fit, dentistry, bodywork, and hoof care. The goal of her training is to bring this knowledge together to develop harmonious, trust-based partnerships between horse and rider. 


She also has a degree in Industrial Engineering...thus the name “Horse Engineer!”  Her engineering background gives her a unique understanding of the forces produced through biomechanics as well as a methodical, objective approach to studying and resolving problems.

Jamie’s other interests include yoga and business development.  Her yoga practice has been a major influence on the development of her empathetic and holistic approach to working with horse and rider.  Since graduating from college, Jamie has owned and operated her own business in addition to helping others develop, grow, and operate their own businesses in the horse industry.

Jamie is a long-time student of Kim Walnes, and she currently studies with Kim Robare.


Additional Accomplishments


  • USDF Bronze Medalist

  • OSNHC Certified Hoof Care Provider

  • Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist

What's Behind the Names "Horse Engineer" &  HEART?

Jamie’s original business was named “Horse Engineer,” and if you ask anyone who knows her, it is the perfect name to describe her.  However, as her business evolved she needed a name that communicates her training philosophies and beliefs—horsemanship should integrate the artful process with scientific research and always be heart-centered.  Thus, the name HEART was born:

"I've known Jamie for over 20 years. She is extremely knowledgeable about horse management, and is an excellent instructor, rider and trainer with Classical principles. She also has an in-depth awareness of alignment from the hooves up. I can't recommend her highly enough, and anyone who works with her is very lucky indeed! There aren't very many horse folks with her wisdom, knowledge, education, and ability around these days"

-Kim Walnes

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