Train, Board, and Learn to Ride At Rockhill Farm
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”
Who we are
Originally from Arizona, both Emily and Jayson have been involved with horses since an early age.
Jayson grew up shuttling from rodeo to rodeo while his parents competed in the Grand Canyon Rodeo circuit. Since then Jayson has been avidly involved in rodeo competing in the Arizona High School Rodeo Association and on The University of Arizona College Rodeo Team. His favorite events are calf roping and bull riding. Jayson sparked an interest in horse racing after his grandmother took him to Los Alamitos to watch her quarter horses run. So when Jayson heard about U of A's Racetrack Industry Program he knew it was for him.
Emily began her equine pursuit showing Arabian horses and made the transition into rodeo as a junior high student. Emily and Jayson both competed in the same associations but ironicaly didn't know eachother...yet. Emily attended the U of A honors college as a Baird Scholar and studied veterinary science.
Emily and Jayson finally met on the U of A college rodeo team in 2016 and were married in 2018. While in college the two worked at Rillito Park, Wyoming Downs, and Arizona Downs learning all about the the racing industry. They also purchased a few thoroughbreds off the track in order to retrain them for show jumping.
After college the two packed up for the East Coast as Jayson began his new position working under a prestigious steeplechase trainer. Emily began work as a veterinary technician at an Emergency small animal hospital and later transitioned to working as an equine feed consultant getting extensive training in equine nutrition. The two have grown to love the East Coast equestrian scene and mostly have enjoyed afternoons foxhunting and attending steeplechase meets.
In the summer of 2021 Jayson began training his own "string of racehorses" and we enjoy watching them run, especially when they place and win.
Emily and Jayson enjoy incorporating horsemanship from the wide variety of disciplines they have been exposed to. The mission of Rockhill farm is to produce well rounded equestrians and equine athletes that can be successful in any situation they find themselves in and pursue and excel in the discipline they choose. Here at Rockhill we believe the best athletes have grassroots beginnings. We believe anyone can find opportunities in this industry with hard work and dedication and we are committed to both our equine and human athletic pursuits.
Jayson specializes in working with young horses, problem horses, and developing equine athletes to a suitable discipline. Jayson is available for lessons by request.
Trainer and Instructor
Emily works with more advanced students to identify their passions and set goals for students to achieve. As a trainer Emily specializes in developing balanced confident horses.
Be unique and work hard
The world of equine competition can be overwhelming and intimidating. We want to help riders navigate the equestrian world in a rewarding way. Our goal is to uncover the passion each rider and horse has and develop them to be successful in whatever discipline they find themselves attracted to. We want to be there as a center of non judgmental support and professional development in whatever capacity we can be. As Trainers, you will find us to be dedicated to your unique individual success. We have worked with some of the best equine and equestrian athletes to develop our own individual style that takes the best parts from many disciplines. We have turned our past experiences and winning mentality into a well developed training regime. We promise to push you hard, maybe harder than anyone has ever done before. However, we will also encourage and support you as you unlock your full potential.