Jill McGrady

Jill McGrady

Owner and Trainer

Jill began riding at the age of 7. She trained with Don and Kathy Kerron at Sunwood Farms in Beaverton and with Vicki Zacharias at Rain Creek Farms in Oregon City. Her passion for horses led her to compete in the AA Show Circuit from California to Canada as a junior and into her adult years. She won numerous awards, locally and nationally in the Children's Hunter and Equitation Divisions. She later transitioned to the jumper ring and learned the ins and outs of the jumpers competition.

Jill took a brief hiatus from the hunter/jumper world to get married and have a beautiful daughter. As her daughter developed the same passion for the sport, it is then that she realized that she was meant to teach. Since founding the Quiet Rein Riding School in 2008, Jill has coached her green riders through their first local shows and her more seasoned riders through rated shows with great success. Her students have won numerous awards in both local, regional, and open level of shows. Additionally, Jill is highly involved in the hunter/jumper community.

- Level I United States Hunter Jumper Association certified www.ushja.org
- Works directly with USHJA to help develop & expand the outreach program


Robin Rothe

Assistant Trainer

Robin was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and she began riding at 8 years old. She first competed in the hunters before transitioning into jumpers in her teens. Robin trained with Debbi Long of Long Farms and Ashley Stannard of Ashbrook Farms in Tucson. She has competed successfully in the southwest in both the hunter and jumper ring.


Robin moved to the Northwest for school and in August 2012 she graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Portland. As horses have always been her main passion she is thrilled to be able to make them her career.


Carol Arden

USEF High School Athletic Mentor

Carol Arden has been with Quiet Rein Riding School since September 2011. She and her daughter, Anna, are active riders at the barn. Carol also works the back gate during Quiet Rein horse shows and on other assigned "projects" around the barn.

When her daughter entered high school, the USEF lettering program for riders in grades 5-12 was another one of those barn projects that Carol wanted to learn more about. She developed a knowledge of the workings of the USEF lettering program and is interested in sharing it with others. If you are interested in learning more about the USEF lettering program or have any questions about how to navigate through the USEF website, she can be contacted by email at arden1918@comcast.net


Our School Horses

Bailey is 15yr old, Clydesdale/Thoroughbred gelding (16.1 hands). He is an amazing medal horse with show miles in both the Jumper and Equitation rings. He's everyone's favorite at the barn.

Bailey is 15yr old, Clydesdale/Thoroughbred gelding (16.1 hands). He is an amazing medal horse with show miles in both the Jumper and Equitation rings. He's everyone's favorite at the barn.

Robyn is a 1994, 16.1 hand, TB/Oldenburg mare. She has a winning record in the hunter ring and you will not meet a kinder, safer girl.

Robyn is a 1994, 16.1 hand, TB/Oldenburg mare. She has a winning record in the hunter ring and you will not meet a kinder, safer girl.

Lucy is a 14yr old, Shire/Arab cross mare (16.2 hands) she's a smooth ride on the ground and a pleasure to jump with.

Lucy is a 14yr old, Shire/Arab cross mare (16.2 hands) she's a smooth ride on the ground and a pleasure to jump with.

Friday is a seasoned show ring professional. At 15.3 hands, he is the perfect size for the new young rider. Friday is a excellent teacher and LOVES to chew on his toys.

Friday is a seasoned show ring professional. At 15.3 hands, he is the perfect size for the new young rider. Friday is a excellent teacher and LOVES to chew on his toys.