Springstone Equestrian has been in operation since 2004 and was started by Heather Jackson after being asked to take over the training of several young horses. Since then, Heather has operated out of several different farms with multiple students competing in Eventing, Dressage and most recently in the Jumpers.
In 2019 Heather moved Springstone Equestrian to her own property, Enchanted Oaks Farm in Columbiana, Alabama, just 30 minutes from Downtown Birmingham. Enchanted Oaks Farm is an 80 acre woodland property that was once the home of a variety of exotic animals including ostriches and a lion. Heather and her father, Paul Brinson, are currently converting the property to an equestrian facility and family-friendly recreational property.
Trainer and Owner
Heather, quite literally grew up on the back of a horse. Her family has ridden for generations and Heather got her first pony when she was 5 years old. She has been teaching and training professionally since college. She has competed since she was 9 years old in Eventing (through Preliminary), Dressage and Hunter/Jumpers. Heather has trained with and cliniced with a variety of world class riders including Buck Brannaman, J. Michael Plumb, and Amy Tryon.
Paul is a retired educator who currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas, when he is not in Alabama trying to repair and restore our farm. Paul is actively involved in the educational aspects of the farm as well as manages all of the construction projects.