Beverly Jovais

Raised in Pennsylvania, Beverly started riding at the age of eight. She began competing in the pony divisions and later moved on to the junior hunter , jumper and equitation rings.  An avid competitor and student of the sport, Beverly’s trainers included well known names such as Cynthia Hankins (junior equitation star and now judge), Jack Trainor (winner of numerous National Horse of the Year Awards, Master of Foxhounds and lifelong horseman), Debbie Shaffner (former member of the US Equestrian Team), and Major Jeremy Beale (former Olympic rider for Great Britain and USDF gold medalist).

Beverly and her family moved to California in 1994 where Beverly started her training business Chestnut Hill LLC. Over the last twenty nine years, Beverly and her team have trained many juniors and amateurs to numerous year end awards regionally and nationally in the Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation and Ponies.

A former board member of the Northern California Hunter Jumper Association and the CPHA, Beverly has her “R” judges license and travels throughout the year officiating at shows. Beverly was awarded the 2019 California Professional Horseman’s Association Horseman of the Year.

Married since 1983, Beverly and her husband reside in Marin County.  They are the parents of three daughters, each of whom has successfully competed on the “A” show circuit, and also have three grandchildren.