Skip to content

Heads Up! Academy Welcomes Holmes as Instructor




Heads Up! Academy in Cary, NC welcomes instructor/assistant trainer Jessica Holmes to their staff. Holmes joins owner Myra Williams and trainer Paige Joyner Owen and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the staff.
   

"We are so excited to have Jessica [Holmes] on our staff," said Williams. "She has been doing such a great job so far and working very hard with our lesson program. We look forward to the future with her as part of our team. She and Paige [Owen] bring such excitement and enthusiasm to our training and lesson programs."

Holmes is the daughter of horse show manager Elizabeth Holmes and George Holmes and holds several world's titles including her world's champion of champions win in 2004 with CH The Showstopper.

Heads Up! Academy also hosted a three day clinic in early August of this year. Hilary Whitaker, of 3-T Farm in Scottsville, Ky., worked with the Heads Up! customers and their show horses and gave lessons to each of the attendees. Approximately 20 riders attended Aug. 5-7, and more than 100 people attended a celebration dinner in Whitaker's honor.

More Stories

  • A Memorable First Trip To Oklahoma

    Taylor Ladd arrived in Oklahoma to compete for the first time this year, but she had the success of a seasoned veteran. The walk-trot rider left the fairgrounds with two World Championships, one Reserve World Championship, and three Grand National titles under the direction of Taylor River Farm. Read More
  • Highlights from Morgan Grand National

    Enjoy the victory passes and interviews from Oklahoma City on ReporTV! Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN FINAL

    It's official! The REPORT Leaderboard for the 2017 Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show is final. Wow!  All the hard work all year really paid off! Congratulations to all the winners - blue ribbon and otherwise!

     

    Read More
  • Interview at Sterling Training Center

    In the interview that follows, trainer Katie Mair and owners Mary and Natalie Golota share their thoughts following Katie's win with As Predicted GCH at the Morgan Grand National.  Read More
  • Interview at Cater Stables

    In the interview that follows, trainer Kristen Cater and proud owner Lila Tater share their thoughts following Kristen's victory in Hunter Pleasure with Epona's Mo'O Lio GCH at Morgan Grand National.  Read More
  • Interview at Fire Stables Equestrian

    In the interview that follows, Elaine Galatz, Hannah McBain, Phil Fountain and Julianne Rafferty of Fire Stables Equestrian share their thoughts following a successful Morgan Grand National. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN Thru Friday

    With only Saturday's finale performances to go, here's how the blue ribbon counts go in the REPORT Leaderboard through end of day Friday, October 13. Read More
  • A Family Bond

    The Youth of the Year contest tests the skills of young equestrian each year at the Morgan Grand National. Selina Cloutier had the honor of winning this prestigious competition in 1998, and this year, her daughter Clea is competing for the same title. Read More
  • Another Record Breaking Performance

    Morgan Grand National fans were treated to a history making performance on Thursday afternoon as Arcadia, Oklahoma resident Chloe Farischon became the first junior exhibitor to win the World Champion Four-Year-Old English Pleasure title. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN Thru Thursday

    It's coming down to the wire and the competition is so close. Check out the REPORT Leaderboard standings as of Thursday, October 12. Read More