FJS Quarter Horses

Franceska Sweeney (Owner/Trainer)

Franceska has been competing in multiple western events since she was 4, she started training horses and students when she was 13, she is an active member of WPRA, ECWPRA, AQHA, and USEF. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business/Marketing/Management from Penn State.

She served as Lackawanna County's 4-H Advisory Board President from 2011 until 2013. She also lead a 4-H club in Lackawanna County called "Just Ride 4-H Club" from 2008 to 2013. In 2011 and 2012, she received 4-H's Outstanding Activity Leader award. She has worked as an assistant trainer for Jim Blumer, and, Laurie Hoopes. During her time with both professional horsemen she had the oppurtunity to assist in the training and instruction of multiple Congress, World, and National Champion horse/rider teams.

While, working with Laurie Hoopes she had the opportunity to ride, train and compete on several young horses. Her time with Jim Blumer taught her how to properly break and start young colts, allowing her to learn suppling techniques that give any horse a good foundation to start their careers in and out of the show pen.

She has a passion for horses and the industry they have made. She strives to pass this passion onto her students by teaching them not only how to ride; but how to "communicate with and feel" the horse. She strongly believes in teaching through "feel".

She is available to help you with training, colt starting, lessons, and to find you your next equine partner.

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Personal Highlights:

2012 Wenger Barrel Racing Sweepstakes Finalist

2013 ECWPRA Permit Reserve Champion

2013 First Frontier Circuit Permit Reserve Champion

2014 ECWPRA Permit Champion

2014 First Frontier Circuit Permit Champion

2014 Horse Park of New Jersey Barrel Racing Series 3rd

Student Highlights:

2010 NPHA Novice Speed Event Grand Champion - Louis Tylutke

2010 NPHA Leadline Grand Champion - Skylar Tylutke

2010 NPHA Beginner Western Grand Champion - Taylor Tylutke

2012 NPHA Novice Speed Event Reserve Champion - Carlie Feeney

2012 NPHA Leadline 3rd Place - Olivia Benson

2012 4H District Qualifier in Barrels, Poles, & Keyhole - Carlie Feeney

2012 4H District Qualifier in Trail - Toni-Lyn Sorger

2012 4H PA State Qualifier in Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, & Trail - Maddi Sorger

2013 Keystone Barrel Classic Youth 3D Reserve Champion - Carlie Feeney

2013 NPHA Novice Speed Event Grand Champion - Kelly Homenchak

2013 NPHA Novice Speed Event 4th Place - Cait Chambers

2013 NPHA Open Speed Event Reserve Champion - Marci Cohen

2013 NPHA Leadline Reserve Champion - Olivia Benson

2014 Keystone Barrel Classic Youth 1D 16th - Carlie Feeney

2014 Keystone Barrel Classic Open 3D 1st Place Money Earner - Carlie Feeney

2014 NPHA Leadline Champion - Sydney Pallman

2014 NPHA Novice Speed Event Champion - Kelly Homenchak

2014 NPHA Novice Speed Event 3rd Place (first year, limited shows) - Cassie White

2014 NPHA Novice Speed Event 4th Place (first year, limited shows) - Tela Fotta

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Testimonials

  • "I have been riding since before I could walk and have owned my horse Graydee for 11 years now. Franceska has already taught us both so much more than we ever knew. She is very ..."
    Marci Cohen
    Student
  • "Franceska is absolutely wonderful! She takes the time to break down every little detail and makes sure you understand what she's telling you and teaching you, which means a lot!..."
    Cait Chambers
    Customer