Chanel has been teaching and training since 2007. She has experience in most disciplines with a strong English background but rides Western now. Chanel grew up watching horse racing at Emerald Downs in Auburn, WA. Although Chanel loves most breeds, her favorite is retraining OTTBs (off-the-track-Thoroughbreds). She is passionate about promoting them as versatile horses, especially as western horses and kid/family horses as well. Chanel loves teaching, especially kids. Kids are so capable of becoming great little horsemen even at the earliest age. She also loves cultivating relationships between horses and humans. Chanel is a fun, enthusiastic, passionate, outgoing, & dedicated horsewoman and promotes great confidence building skills. Chanel believes she is a student of the horse and is a huge advocate for correct horsemanship. She loves sharing her horses, knowledge, and experience with others!
Jorie has been living in Whitefish, MT for about five years and calls it home. What brought her out here was horses, and that’s always been the epitome of her life. She grew up in Chicago, Illinois but knew she needed the mountains and more riding opportunities. At the age of 17, she packed up and started a guiding career in Colorado. That led her to Yellowstone National Park where she guided trails, and where a love for starting colts and working with green horses was discovered. Ending up in the northwestern nook of Montana, Jorie trains horses and has taught lessons prior to joining Lost Creek Ranch, and had been previously working at the valley’s premier equine vet clinic as a technician. However, her real passions lie in spreading the love of horses through taking people on rides and teaching people horsemanship, as well as working on her own personal horsemanship. Jorie owns an Appaloosa of her own, Pinkerton, that she started and loves deeply. Her favorite disciplines are anything with cows (roping, sorting, cutting). You can almost always find her with a rope in her hand. Jorie is excited to be growing in a career that helps people learn how to become better riders and have a better relationship with horses.