About JM Quarterhorses
Training, Showing and the Program
JM Quarter Horses, owned and operated by Jodi Mallette has been in business since 2004 and is based near Orangeville, Ontario. In that time, Jodi has trained a Congress Champion and Reserve Congress Champion (both the horses and riders) and multiple Top Ten Congress winners, World Show Qualifiers as well as AQHA Honour Roll and Superior earners. Jodi specializes in the All Around events, with Trail, Western Riding, Horsemanship, Equitation and Showmanship a very key focus.
Horses that come into her program are coming into just that – a program – where they are treated with kindness, loyalty and integrity with a long term plan on how to achieve their goals. Clients will have confidence knowing their horse and investment are with a trainer who cares for and manages all aspects of training and everyday care with a close attention to detail, which is key to a winning team!
The JMQH team travels to a variety of shows each season from local Area 3 events to Ontario Quarter Horse shows and larger circuits in nearby Pennsylvania and Ohio. Some of her clients like to test out their skills at the higher levels and travel to the All American Quarter Horse Congress, the Novice Championships or the AQHA World Show.
Since local shows are the backbone of growth in the industry Jodi wants to ensure they continue to thrive and be successful. Participating as both an active and past Board member on both the Area 3 and OQHA organizations helps to give back and shape the future of horse showing and local development. Jodi and her husband Mike also sponsor Area 3 and manage the organization’s website.
In the off season (winter…not our favourite time of year here!) we like to work on further developing our skills and participate or host several clinics with top trainers such as Nancy Cahill, Robin & Jenny Frid and Tim Kimura.
Jodi is also available to teach clinics at your location and really enjoys watching those “ah-ha” moments when people understand how they can improve the communication between horse and rider.
A Bit of History
Years of lessons and traveling to shows in Hunter/Jumper, Eventing and Dressage gave her the solid foundation needed before her parents bought her that first horse. A friend of the family was a horse trainer and he guided her parents, helping them make that important purchase. Jodi is grateful to Ed Affleck for his assistance because that first horse led to Jodi finding her true love – the Quarter Horse.
Following a career in retail sales and buying, Jodi had the opportunity to make her lifelong hobby into her new career and she began teaching and training for Lindsay Grice in 1997. The incredible experience she gained while under Lindsay’s guidance led her to where she is today and she is forever grateful to Lindsay for the opportunity.
Allyson Nicol began taking riding lessons with Lindsay Grice & Jodi Mallette in 2001. She was fortunate enough to be able to begin competing on the AQHA circuit in 2004 riding “Ladies Secret Design” a horse that her Aunt, Patricia Nicol had purchased for her to become competitive.
Allyson competed mostly in Ontario & Area 3, where she won many All Arounds, Hi Point and Reserve High Point awards in many different categories including Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Trail, Western Riding, Showmanship and Halter.
In 2007 and 2008, Allyson attended the All American Quarter Horse Congress as a youth competitor and represented the Area 3 NYATT team in Horsemanship and Showmanship. Both times she was a finalist in the Horsemanship, and that is an accomplishment she is very proud of.
Allyson is pleased to be able to work with Jodi – teaching lessons and working with the training horses in the program. She also feels fortunate to be able to show several of the clients horses – in Hunter Under Saddle, Western Pleasure, Trail and Western Riding. And along the way has earned the clients circuit and year end awards in Hunter Under Saddle, Trail, Western Pleasure and Western Riding.
Allyson is our showmanship specialist and works very hard with students to achieve their best performances in one of her favourite events! She was thrilled for client Shelley Scriver & Remember Me Good on their 6th place finish at the Congress in 2013 and since Shelley has had multiple top 15 Congress Showmanship placings. Hard work paid off for both Allyson & Shelley! Other clients have accomplished AQHA Superiors, year end high points and are seeing their first AQHA prizes with Allyson’s dedicated coaching.
Respect ~ Commitment ~ Dedication
Drive ~ Passion ~ Focus ~ Strive
Results ~ Calm ~ Success
Connection ~ Detailed ~ Organized
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