Josslyn has spent a lifetime around horses. At age 8 she joined the Fallowfield Voltige team run by Mel Gromoff, at age 9 she sarted formal riding through Fallowfield. The Voltige team was a great start to riding, it was successful and even was a featured demonstration at the Royal Winter Fair. Josslyn also spent many years in Pony Club at Fallowfield and obtained rider level sthrough this program. Throughout the years she has taken lessons and participated in clinics with some very noteable professionals: Belinda Trussle, John Macpherson, Gary Roque, Waylon Roberts, Margie Gayford, Daphne Haagmas, Laurie Smith, Walter Zettl and most recently she spend several years receiving instruction on classical dressage with Eddo Hoekstra. Along with Eddo, Josslyn also was a working student for former GP Jumper/Dressage rider and judge Laurie Cornford for 3 years assisting her with riding her Hanoverian dressage horses.
Her training has not been limited to great coaching, she has also spent many years working in local facilities, as well as having work in the RCRA Dressage barn which was home to Jacqui Brookes horses including the Olympic mount Gran Gesto. Josslyn also spent time and gained valuable knowledge working at historical Windfield Farms in Oshawa, here she gained experience in the foaling barns and also as an exercise rider for the youngstock starting their race careers, or staying fit for the winter between seasons. Josslyn also obtained her Certification in Equine Massage in 2005, which has proved to be a huge asset in re-training track horses, or horses with behavioural problems.
Throughout the years Josslyn has competed in Dressage, Hunter-Jumper, Eventing, as well as Hunted with the Beaver Meadow Foxhounds group. She has also spent a number of years learning about and training various gaited breeds of horses and is able to offer specialized, knowledgeable training for these breeds. In addition to working actively in the horse world, Josslyn maintains and manages Quinte's local horse connection on Facebook called "Quinte Equestrians", with over 700 members and growing. This page is home to all local classifieds, health and care discussion as well as a local competition directory.