Jumper's Sport Horses
Dana Bernhardt joined our team in November 2013 as a ranch hand, helping with horse feeding and farm maintenance chores.
The horse business is George Jumper's second career; he retired after spending 30 years in the Navy. At that time, he met and married Lise', becoming co-owner of the farm and giving it the Jumper name. George learned the horse business from the ground up and his support in the horse activities is invaluable. He handles the mares in the breeding shed, assists with foaling and helps to give the foals their basic socialization and training, before sending them on to Lise for their "higher education". George also wears the "chief handyman" hat, maintaining fences, building jumps, and grooming the arena, in addition to all the little things that always need fixing on a farm. Last, but never least, he is always Lise's groom, videographer and cheering section, getting her into the ring in "ship-shape" and recording it for posterity and your viewing pleasure!
Lise' Jumper has been an avid animal enthusiast from a young age. She started with the family pets, then graduated to raising show cavies, earning a few national championships with exotic breeds in her high school years. It was with her grandparents that her love of horses took hold, riding their horses through the desert in Arizona. When her father left the Navy and settled in California in her junior high years, she convinced her parents to give her riding and jumping lessons and eventually to buy her and her sister a horse. College came along and the horses had to go on hold while she earned first her bachelors degree, then her animal health technicians license (AHT) and finally a teaching certificate in mathematics, which allowed summers off to pursue horsey endeavors. While working on her AHT license, she bought her first horse, a Thoroughbred off the track to retrain for pleasure riding and jumping, then another, which led to the Appaloosa mare that was the foundation of Jumper's Appaloosa Sport Horses. Over her 20+ years she trained the farm's Appaloosa stallion, JAS Rockin Robin, to a Reserve World Champion dressage suitability stallion title as a 3 year old, to numerous wins around the northwest in rated dressage shows and to 3 qualifications and 1 trip to the Region 6 Dressage Championships. She handled the stallions for servicing mares and started many of their young horses on the path to championships with their owners in dressage, jumping and eventing. In 2013 the farm acquired the KWPN registered Pinto Dutch Harness Horse stallion Vincent then early in 2014 Robin passed. Theses 2 events led to the decision to take the farm into the larger sport horse market, making Lise' the head trainer for their renamed farm Jumper's Sport Horses.
Jumpers Sport Horses
5200 Butte Rd. Emmett, ID 83617