About Logan's Brook
Logan's Brook Equine Center Inc. is a full service equestrian training and boarding facility owned and operated by Nancy R. Jones, affectionately known as "Jonesie". Located upon thirty-three rolling acres on Lee's Hill Road in picturesque New Vernon, New Jersey, just five minutes from I-287 and I-78, Logan's Brook caters to everyone from the beginning young or adult rider to the advanced rider looking to compete in local and regional horseshows. Specifically, Jonesie lends her expertise to those individuals looking to further their education in the horsemanship surrounding hunt seat equitation, hunters, jumpers, and basic dressage.
Let Our Students Past and Present Tell You More
"I’ve been fortunate enough to represent the United States Equestrian Team in international competition and bring home gold and bronze medals. I trained under the chef d’equipe of that team, George Morris, for over a decade and eventually moved to Germany where, under the tutelage and mentorship of Olympic Gold Medalist, Peter Wylde, I experienced great success in international competition with horses such as Unbelievable 5 and Hello Sanctos. None of this would have been remotely possible without Jonesie. She taught me my very first lessons, helped me purchase my very first pony and the horses that I would take from my first children’s jumper class to the high junior jumper classes, and most of all, she taught me to be a horsewoman. Jonesie taught me that the horse always comes first. She taught me discipline, respect, and that it’s not just about the ribbons. She gave me a foundation that enabled me to enjoy the great success that I have, and for that, I owe her a debt that can never be repaid."
"I have been a part of the Logansbrook family for twenty years. Horsemanship is a top priority, as is the quality of care for your horse.... second to none. As a result of great instruction and training, we have always been competitive in the show ring, either in the top ribbons or champion."
"The skills I developed by beginning my riding career with Jonesie set me up for success well beyond the show ring. I learned true horsemanship, a skillset and mindset that requires a special person to be able to share that knowledge with students. Jonesie taught me how to respect and understand horses from handling them on the ground to flatting and jumping. I went on to show on the A-Circuit year round at the shows including Wellington's Winter Equestrian Festival, HITS, Old Salem, Vermont Summer Festival, Boston Classic, Ottawa International Horse Show, International Bromont, and more. I can't thank Jonesie enough for taking a kid who liked horses and turning her into an accomplished rider with a lifelong passion for the sport."
"Training with Jonesie at Logan's Brook starting at the age of 10 taught me not only about impeccable horsemanship, but invaluable life lessons including the value of hard work, dedication, and patience. Jonesie emphasized the care of the horses in her training because without them, we wouldn't be riding. She encouraged her students to learn about all aspects of horse care; feeding by learn about their horse's grain and hay which she grew on the property, basic veterinary care, farm maintenance, and managing a business as well as the basics of riding and horsemanship. She encouraged her students to ride their horses in all types of environments (horse shows, trail rides, hunter paces and hunter trials, clinics, riding in a ring, or a field, in rain, snow, and sun) to build the best possible relationship with their horses.
Jonesie maintains connections with top notch trainers and former Olympic Team members all across the country which provided her students (including me) opportunities to ride with George Morris, Anne Kursinski, Jeff Cook, Holly Mitten, Chris Kappler, and a multitude of others. Through her well established connections, I had the opportunity to ride and lease incredible, once in a lifetime horses. I expanded my ability to ride all types of horses by from the first ride of a thoroughbred off the track to older more schooled horses, thoroughbreds, to warmbloods and even a fjord! Riding with Jonesie over the past fourteen years has been an incredibly positive life experience as her focus on the basics promoted a safe and fun riding and learning environment that prepared me for anything that came my way. I will cherish those memories and experiences forever!"