TEAM

Trainers

Nicole Bourgeois

Head Trainer and Co-Owner
Nicole’s junior years as an equestrian included success in the hunter, jumper, and equitation divisions. She competed at Indoors as well as up and down the west coast. Nicole attended the University of South Carolina where she was on the NCAA Equestrian Team and brought home a National Championship in 2006. She graduated with a degree in Retail Management and started her business with her sister, Kendall. Nicole has had many National and International Derby wins and continues to show mainly in the hunter ring. She enjoys coaching as well as riding and hopes to compete at Derby Finals soon. In her time off, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and traveling with her two labs, Callie and Mini.

Kendall Bourgeois

Head Trainer and Co-Owner
Kendall has been around horses her entire life. She grew up riding and competing in the hunter/jumper equestrian discipline, reaching the international competition level at a very young age. She spends much of her time traveling up and down the west coast for competitions as well as traveling internationally to source horses and further her equestrian knowledge. You will most often see Kendall in the jumper ring at shows. Her resume includes many wins in high-level jumper classes. She does occasionally return to the hunter ring with great success, winning National and International Derbies and even attending Derby Finals a few years ago. In her limited spare time Kendall enjoys cooking and traveling with her family.

Jill Conrad

Assistant Trainer
Jill began riding at the age of five, competing in the pony hunter division. Throughout her junior career, Jill had the opportunity to ride many horses in the hunter, jumper, and equitation rings, in addition to competing nationally at equitation finals on the East Coast. After taking a break during college, Jill returned to the jumper ring, riding up to 1.40m on sale horses. Jill took a pause from her structural engineering career to spend time with her two small children and to pursue the equestrian sport as a professional. At Imagination Lane, Jill aims to make good horsemanship the number one priority, with safe and positive learning experiences for both horse and rider.

Bronwyn Richard

Assistant Trainer
Bronwyn grew up on her family's farm and being a trainer's kid, she swung her leg over just about everything and anything. She got her start in the rated pony divisions, making it to pony finals in 2012. She then moved off the ponies and spent most of her time in the jumper ring. After graduating high school, Bronwyn got the opportunity to cross the pond and spent two summers as a working student in Ireland. There she found her affinity for young horses and brought along her own young horse, whom she still owns. Bronwyn graduated in 2020 with her BA in Strategic Communications. When Bronwyn isn't riding you can find her in the mountains skiing, discovering a new podcast, or at home trying out a new recipe.

Kaylyn McGrady

Assistant Trainer
Kaylyn is a young professional with a true passion for horses. She has been riding for 16 years and competing up and down the West Coast. As a trainers daughter, she had many opportunities riding many different horses. During her junior career, she consistently placed in the top 10 at the Zone 9 Maclay Regionals and had many successes in the jumper ring, competing in her first Grand Prix at the age of 16, and winning her first National Hunter Derby at the age of 19. Kaylyn also competed in IEA for 3 years, qualifying for Nationals all three years. She also has a passion for developing young horses and has enjoyed taking many of them from their first local shows to competitive divisions at rated shows. Kaylyn is currently attending Clackamas Community College studying business management. In her free time you will find her surrounded by her friends, always looking for a fun adventure.

Barn Staff

Liz Seib

Barn Manager

Chanel Keyes

Barn Manager

Genaro “Chino” Escutia

Head Groom

Roberto Gomez

Groom

Luis Cisneros

Groom

Professional Support

Northwest Equine Performance

Veterinary Services
Northwest Equine Performance (NWEP) is an equine sports medicine clinic and advanced diagnostic imaging center located in Mulino, Oregon. Their knowledgeable veterinarians evaluate the whole horse, not just the suspected injury, when developing a treatment and rehabilitation program for your horse. They work very closely with owners and trainers to assess the horse throughout the recovery period and provide detailed rehabilitation protocols specifically designed for each horse individually, not just the injury in general. The advanced diagnostic center includes radiography, ultrasound, CURO, upper airway endoscopy, nuclear scintigraphy (bone scan) and a standing MRI.
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Michael Salewski, DVM

Hindsight Veterinary Care
Michael Salewski, DVM, is the founder and sole practitioner at his own practice, Hindsight, where he utilizes the modalities of chiropractic and Chinese medicine (acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary therapy) to treat equine athletes. Dr. Salewski graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. In addition, he is trained and certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. He also has extensive instruction in the use of Chinese herbal medicines and food therapy.
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Pacific Crest Sporthorse

Veterinary Services
Pacific Crest Sporthorse is an equine veterinary practice dedicated to quality medicine and personal service. Their goal is to become an essential part of every aspect of your horse's health management, a place you'll feel comfortable calling for help or advice anytime it's needed.
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Therapy Corner Store

Equine Sports Therapy
Founded in 1994, Therapy Corner Store is here to revolutionize the field of equine sports therapy and increase awareness of equine care and comfort for generations to come. You can find them traveling the hunter jumper and NRHA circuits around the country. They have worked internationally across both sides of the Atlantic. They love their work and their passion is providing the best therapy for you and your horses!
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Jason Smith

Farrier Services
Jason started shoeing horses in 1988 and soon after graduated from Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School in 1989. He apprenticed under Emil Carre’ starting in 1992 until 1995 while simultaneously developing a business in northern California. He achieved Certified Journeyman Farrier status, as recognized by the American Farriers Association, in 1996. He’s also successfully competed in national and international farrier contests on the American Farriers Team. He especially enjoys the challenges of shoeing performance horses as well as therapeutic cases.

David Klugh, DVM

Equine Dentistry
Dr. Dave Klugh graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. After five years of mixed practice, he and his wife purchased an exclusive equine practice in Newberg, Oregon, in 1986. Dave’s interest in equine dentistry led him to become certified at all three levels of expertise (basic, advanced, and examiner) by the International Association of Equine Dentistry (IAED), where he currently assists in oversight of all certification procedures as a member of IAED’s Certification Committee. In 2003, he became the first Equine Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, laying the groundwork for further elevation of equine dentistry to the level of a specialty in veterinary medicine

Sabina Pariser

West Winds Equine Massage
Sabina incorporates her education from the Northwest School of Animal Massage to understand the unique anatomy and kinesiology of the horse. Sabina works with the muscular and skeletal systems of the horse, as well as their energetic body to provide holistic healing of the entire being. Sabina takes great care and time to build trust with a horse, and her own calm composition is mirrored by those she works with. She has also extensively studied and practiced Reiki on animals and humans, an incorporated practice which has proven to be extremely beneficial to both the horse and rider. In addition to the above modalities, Sabina is a certified Equitaping practitioner, allowing her to provide horses a complete and multi-faceted healing process. Sabina is truly committed to her work in the field of equine massage as she has a driving desire to continually learn and grow through additional education and thorough experience.
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