Our Leadership Team

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Janet Sassmannshausen / CEO

Janet  Sassmannshausen is the Owner and Head Opperator at Kinvarra Farm. She offers 40+ years of training,  show experience and numerous accomplishments throughout her tenure. Extremely well known in the industry, Janet has built Kinvarra Farm from the ground up. 

 

USHJA Cretified Trainer

2018 Leading Jumper Trainer at USHJA National Horseshow 

2004 IHJA Horse Person of the Year 

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Ryan Sassmannshausen / COO

Ryan Sassmannshausen grew up in the equestrian world, began riding at the age of 5. He dominated the pony divisions winning numerous best Child Rider awards and Zone year-end awards. He has many victories nation wide both as a professional rider and as a coach. 

 

Zone 5 Trainer Committee Member 

Zone 5 Team Chef

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Eric Sassmannshausen / CFO

Eric Sassmannshausen is the oldest of the 4 Sassmannshausen brothers. Eric enjoyed a very successful jr. career that took him to venues internationally. He trained with George Morris, Chris Kappler, Norman Dello Joio, John and Beezie Madden. Eric went on to attended University of Miami where he earned a degree in Finance. He also spent time working  with Split Rock Show Jumping Tour. In 2020 he returned to Kinvarra Farm.

 

Top Placings in Grand Prixs

Final Four winner At Spruce Meadows 1.40m 

Zone 5 Trainer Committee Member 

Zone 5 Team Chef

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Kevin Sassmannshausen / CKO

Kevin Sassmannshausen has spent life both in the saddle and on the ground. He had a great Jr. career, as well. He won ribbons at pony finals and moved through the jumper ranks up to the Jr Jumpers. Kevin began helping at shows with the management of horse shows. He has traveled all over the country working on some of the most prestigious horse shows our country has to offer. He runs his own business, Sassmann Jumps,specializing in ring footing and building jumps. He privately works for Lamplight Equestrian Center as Head of Grounds. He bring a wealth of knowledge to Kinvarra Farm.

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