Lisa Jacquin, an Arizona native, has a lifetime of experience in the horse world, both as a rider and trainer. Beginning her equine career training under the tutelage of Kaye Love, Lisa competed as a junior for many years, training alongside some of the industry’s top riders. During her junior years, she captured numerous national titles in the hunter and jumper rings, finishing second in the medal and Mclay finals. Following her college graduation, Lisa packed up her belongings and moved to the East Coast, where she trained with Michael Matz - providing her with the riding and training fundamentals that have championed her career.
As a decorated rider, Lisa trained and rode on one of the most successful show jumping thoroughbreds to compete, For The Moment. In 1987, Jacquin helped the U.S. Show Jumping Team take home the Silver Medal at the Pan American Games with For The Moment. She continued on to win six grand prix events, including the prestigious Budweiser American Invitational in 1988. Later that year she placed third in the FEI World Cup Finals in Paris, France. The highlight of their partnership came that same year, when For The Moment and Jacquin assisted the U.S. Show Jumping Team in capturing the Team Silver Medal during the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. They returned to the Olympics in 1992 to compete in Barcelona, Spain.
Under Jacquin’s training and guidance, For The Moment was named AGA Horse of the Year in 1991, 1994 and 1995. The pair captured their final victory at the Budweiser AGA Show Jumping Championship in Wellington, Florida. Immortalizing their partnership in 2006, For The Moment was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. Altogether Lisa and For The Moment amassed 36 career Grand Prix wins and competed for the United States on 12 winning national cup teams. Following her time in the spotlight, Jacquin used her knowledge and life in the saddle to become a trainer, and a lifelong competitor. Since For The Moment, Lisa has added 10 Grand Prix wins, each one on a horse she personally trained to the international level.
Currently, Lisa operates BDJ Enterprises out of Rancho Paraiso in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her time is spent developing young horses and providing riders and their equine partners the knowledge and experience necessary to be successful in their respective rings. With a lifetime of experience, learned lessons, and discipline, Lisa Jacquin truly embodies what it means to be an equestrian.