2019 Board Members
As a volunteer driven organization, we rely on the dedication and expertise of our local horse professionals and horse enthusiasts. We thank them for their time and dedication in assisting HDJHA and its members in acheiving the goals and visions of the organization.
My passion for horses started forty years ago. Recently, I retired from 27 years in Law Enforcement. Several years were spent as a canine handler and member of our mounted enforcement team. I spent 14 years supporting my daughter through the hunter jumper ranks. All along I kept my own passion for riding. I bred my first mare in 2014. She is one of four of my horses. I have three horses at Someday Farm where I currently train. My young mare is entering into her show career this year with Katie Taylor and Durango Farms in Coto de Caza. I’m am thrilled to be a member of the Oregon equine community. I look forward to being a part of HDHJA and being involved in the future of this organization.
I moved to Bend in 2014 to finish my college education and get back into equestrian sports. I grew up riding on and off in Portland and had always dreamed of riding at a competitive Hunter/Jumper facility. I currently ride and Some Day Farm and have grown immensely as a rider with the support of my barn family and the HDHJA community. When I am not in the saddle, I work for the Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon where I provide vocational opportunities to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I look forward to the upcoming year serving as HDHJA’s Secretary.
Laura Keenan moved to Bend in 1998. She has been riding in different disciplines on and off her whole life throughout the United States. Laura currently owns Percy; an 18.1 hand grey Zangersheide gelding. She trains with Catherine Cruger at Some Day Farm. Laura enjoys introducing people to riding and hopes to expand the community’s involvement through the HDHJA.
Laura is a Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management. She helps individuals, families and small businesses find their definition of financial independence and success. Laura holds two Bachelor's degrees, one in Finance and another in Business Information Systems from Oregon State University. She also earned a Master's from DePaul University in Business Information Technology with an emphasis in Information Security and Compliance. Laura is also on the board of the Deschutes Children’s Foundation.
After a childhood spent pining for horses, Jennie was able to fulfill her dream of horse ownership as an adult. Since her first experience jumping, she has devoted more of her time, energy and resources than is likely wise to the sport she has come to love. Jennie and Mesa began their partnership in July of 2016 and, with the expert help of Some Day Farm, have been making slow but steady progress ever since. Jennie is honored and excited to serve as the HDHJA treasurer and is eager to give back to such a remarkable organization.