About Me

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  • Hi, my name is Janna Shepherd, and I love horses.
  • I own two horses – Bunny and Prada.  I’ve had Bunny since 1999 and Prada since 2017.
  • I’m in my early thirties, but am still figuring out this “adulting” thing.
  • I’ve been happily married to my non-horsey husband, Robert, since October 18, 2014.
  • I’m originally from Philadelphia, PA but have been living in and around central Arkansas since June 1999.  I finally settled back in Little Rock in May 2010.
  • I’m earned my BA in Applied Communication and Nonprofit Management at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR).  I graduated in December 2016.
  • I basically love all animals, and besides horses, I share my life with seven rescued dogs, a rescued cat, and run a nonprofit reptile rescue out of my home that provides sanctuary to over one-hundred snakes, lizards, and turtles.
  • I started horseback riding when I was eight years old.  I took regular Hunter/Jumper lessons until I was fifteen, when my family moved to Arkansas.  Once in Arkansas, I started riding at an Eventing barn.  Although I never competed due to Bunny’s health, I took lessons through the remainder of high school.  Life “got in the way” after graduation, and for the next twelve years or so, I was not in a regular lesson program.
  • I returned to riding regularly in 2014.  After moving Bunny to Applewood Farm, a Hunter/Jumper barn in Little Rock, I started working with my current trainer, Misty Morgan, on getting back into jumping and getting my confidence back in the saddle.
  • In 2016, I returned to showing Hunters after a 17-year hiatus.
  • I’m a timid rider, and “plus sized”.  Both are things I’m working on.
  • I currently compete in the “Beginner Rider” division at Arkansas Hunter Jumper Association shows.