Training Philosophy and Services

Jesse and ShivanniJesse specializes in halter, western pleasure and hunter. He has developed a formula for success, bringing his beautiful show horses from the halter division into performance. Jesse consistently selects balanced horses who score well in halter and develop into happy, competitive performance horses for both pro and amateur divisions. The magic of Jesse’s formula is that he is building that show horse mentality from the yearling year. When they go under saddle they are ahead of the learning curve. The proof is in the show records.


Amateur Programs

Jesse has one of the most ‘user-friendly’ amateur programs around. Our amateurs are always active participants in the showing of their horses, in both halter and performance. We encourage them to have fun and to reach their fullest potential.

Jesse works one-on-one with the amateur and horse to form a true relationship. Jesse’s clients are supportive of him and his other amateurs when showing which provides for an exciting and nurturing show experience.

Additional Services

  • Assisting amateurs and clients in selecting the proper horse for their desired disciplines.
  • Evaluating new prospects for purchase.
  • Marketing and selling of horses for clients
  • Conducting lessons for beginners, intermediates and advanced riders
  • Leading group clinics and seminars in performance and halter


Givanni with ShivaniPhoto Right: Canadian National Champion MP Shivanni++/ with Jesse Giovanni. Click here to meet more Jesse Saldana young students.

Jesse and Juana holding Canadian National Western Pleasure Open trophiesJuana and Jesse holding trophies and ribbons from 2007 Canadian National Western Pleasure Open.

Jesse and Jon standing with Shivalli after winning 2007 Canadian National Western Pleasure OpenFor Example…

In August Jesse won the 2007 Canadian National Western Pleasure Open with MP Shivani++/ owned by long time clients Jon and Gaile Skiles. Jon also won Top Ten riding in Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 and over. Jesse picked her out as a youngster for the Skiles and showed her successfully in halter open and amateur.

Big wins like this are fun because they involve the whole family – years of work by the Shivani++/ team benefit all those invovled, the breeders, trainers and all our friends at the barn rejoice in their excitement. Click here for the MP Shivani++ Story.

Jesse has made a name for himself in the Halter division through hard work, patience and his ability to connect with a horse on a level that only few achieve. Jesse’s soft spoken personality is carried over to the way he trains his horses, and it is an amazing sight to watch.  Simply stated, Jesse can get the most from a horse with only a gentle hand.

Bailey Sheets riding Ritz CarltonBailey Sheets at right rides in our youth program with her horse Ritz Carlton.

Jesse Jr. photo

Jesse Giovanni is graduating into the Walk Jog division.

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