JM Performance Horses
Meaghan Shea grew up on a horse at the Shea ranch. Her parents Pat and Theresa Shea had a passion for raising exceptional cow horses. Their stallion Peppy A Poco, purchased from the King Ranch in Texas, has been the cornerstone of the ranch’s original breeding program. They used these horses on the ranch and showed them in reined cow horse and cutting events.
Meaghan started showing at a young age in everything from jumping to trail, and then she found reining. Spending her summers and weekends with reining trainers Bill and Kelli Campbell, she learned to ride and show reiners, competing successfully all over the northwest as a youth and non pro. She won many non pro championships throughout Washington, Montana, Canada and Oklahoma. From there she moved to Temecula, California to ride under the guidance of World Champion Donnie Bricker, learning how to train reining horses and compete at a higher level. It was there she met Jarrod.
Jarrod, a native to Melbourne Australia, came to the States to travel with world champion calf ropers. He then got a job working for NRCHA and AQHA world champion, Robbie Boyce, at the Day Ranch in Bend, Oregon. For six years he learned to start colts and train cow horses, reiners, rope horses. From there he moved to Temecula to work for Donnie Bricker for five years riding world class reining and working cow horses.
Jarrod and Meaghan moved home to start their own business in Eureka in 2003. They built a solid reputation training and showing reining horses and have very strong youth and non pro programs. They have both left their marks in the show pen winning many futurities, derbies, open classes and helping their non pros and youth riders be successful. They are constantly learning by going to clinics and riding with fellow trainers to gain knowledge. They believe in training each horse as an individual.
Along with building a business, they built a family; John, Hunter and Bailey also share the love of horses, horse shows, the ranch, and the lifestyle.