Julia’s passion for horses started at a very young age. Her family immigrated to Canada when she was 15 years of age and even before the moving boxes were unpacked, Julia had found a local barn to continue riding and competing. Upon graduating high school, Julia was certain she wanted to turn her love and passion for horses into a career and enrolled in the University of Guelph’s Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management program, majoring in Equine Management. Following the completion of a research project she participated in for her undergraduate degree in collaboration with Saddlefit4Life, Julia completed an internship with Schleese Saddlery. Following her graduation from the University of Guelph, Julia returned to Schleese Saddlery Service full-time and has since furthered her education to a Certified Saddle Ergonomist.