Our Leadership Team
Janet Sassmannshausen / CEO
Ryan Sassmannshausen / COO
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
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
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 Del Jio, John and Beezie Madden. After his Jr. years, Eric attended Miami University where he got a degree in Finance. He also works with Split Rock Show Jumping Tour.
Top Placings in Grand Prixs
Final Four winner At Spruce Meadows 1.40m
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.