California Riding Magazine • July, 2008

Jamie Lund is Jumping for Joy
Hunter/Jumper trainer joins the
Tapestry Meadows' Team

“My dream client is the person who wants to get into their horse’s head and have the best relationship possible with their horse,” explains Jamie Lund. “My goal is the complete partnership where horse and rider are happy with each other, whether it is at home or at shows.” 

Jamie is hoping this is a dream she can fulfill at her new facility, Tapestry Meadows Equestrian Center. Tapestry Meadows is a well-maintained facility, set on 10 picture perfect acres in Northern San Diego County. Located three miles east of Bonsall, the property boasts extra large paddocks and an array of amenities which ensure that all horses, performance and pleasure, are always well cared for.

The serene atmosphere at Tapestry Meadows appealed to Jamie, who moved from a booming show barn. Jamie has only been at the facility for a month but she already feels right at home. “I just love how tranquil and quiet Tapestry Meadows is. There aren’t 20 other riders in the ring; usually it is just me or my student, and maybe, another horse and rider. This type of environment really allows you to think and train without all the distractions. I feel that helps horses and riders blossom and build strong partnerships.”

Taking care of the horse’s body and mind is of the utmost importance to Jamie. Besides being a talented rider, trainer and instructor, Jamie is also an equine massage therapist. She graduated from the Equissage School in Virginia and incorporates massage into her training work.

“Becoming an equine massage therapist has inspired me with new passion; the art of having a complete, happy, balanced horse, straight and correct throughout the body. I believe horses should love their jobs and help create joy for their riders. If a horse is in pain, then they are not going to be happy, and then you can’t expect them to perform well,” says Jamie.

Like many equestrians, Jamie developed a love for horses early in life; trail riding with her father at the age of 2. After years of begging her parents for lessons, her wish was finally granted and at 13 years of age, she began showing hunters, jumpers and equitation. When she was 19, she began riding dressage with Melissa Crewsick, and has completed many successful show seasons on her own and clients’ horses.

“I feel very lucky because I have such an extensive background, but right now, my true passion is dressage. I love how challenging, mentally and physically, dressage is. It is like a chess game, you have to plan out your moves and constantly be thinking and planning.”

Jamie feels that every trainer she has ridden with, trained under or cliniced with has affected how she rides, thinks and feels about horses. She has worked with some truly amazing horse people including Shayne Wireman, James Waldman, Jane Weatherwax, Steffen Peters, Charlotte Bredahl, Bob Walker, Christine Rivlin and Victor Hugo-Vidal.

“I am all about one-on-one service,” says Jamie. “I don’t want to have a huge business, I just want to help my students, one at a time, build better partnerships with their horses.”

To contact Jamie directly call 760-207-2680 or e-mail maxtoby@wildblue.net. For more information on Jamie or Tapestry Meadows Equestrian Center visit www.tapestrymeadows.com, call 760-751-4078 or e-mail info@tapestrymeadows.com.