About Us >> Our Team Our team is committed to you, and combines our passion for the Arabian and Half Arabian sporthorse with your desire to learn to bring you the best riding facility in Oviedo. Our amateur partners learn and train under Martine Donlan, and are here to assist you in taking a step toward your future as an equestrian. If you live in Oviedo, Winter Park, Winter Springs or Casselbery and are looking to get into horses, or take riding lessons, we are here to help!

Martine Donlan

Martine Donlan

Born and raised in England, Martine Donlan has spent her entire life on the back of a horse. As a young rider she competed in the Prince Philip Cup Games in England - a part of the HOYS (horse of the year) show series which is the pinnacle of competition in the UK. A testament to her natural abilities and skills as a horsewoman.

Though she has trained and competed under numerous talented trainers and instructors, it wasn't until she found Arabians that she realized her true passion.She has found great success in the AHA circuit and has bred, trained or owned multiple national and regional champions. She understands the way that a horses' mind works and knows how to explain it to her riders in an constructive way - pushing when her riders need to be pushed and helping them recognize when to push their animals.

Martine has a phenomenal eye for the Arabian horse and has used that to create a phenomenal lesson program that allows everyone the opportunity to ride and show a national caliber horse. Today her program boasts a very talented young Arabian colt Ajmarc, numerous Arabian and Warmblood broodmares, multiple young offspring and dozens of highly competive show horses available for riding lessons or leasing. Martine is responsible for every aspect of the farm from day-to-day training and riding lessons, management of our new Oviedo facility, sales of the horses we take on consignment, and the breeding/foaling operations at our facility. She is fueled by her strong passion for horses and a commitment to producing quality athletes with especially great minds... Both human and horse alike.

Kristen Scott

Kristen Scott

Kristen is a Canadian born Amateur adult rider who has been riding for over 20 years. She has trained up to 4th level dressage with a Canadian FEI Dressage trainer, and has also trained in natural horsemanship. She has had a life long passion for Arabians and Half-Arabians and assisted Allan Ehrlic at the Canadian National Arabian horse show for five years as a junior rider. Upon her move to the United States she was excited to train with another Arabian enthusiast in Martine Donlan, and has been learning more about how the equestrian business operates.

In addition to being our Marketing Director, webmaster, graphic and web designer with KScott Digital, she is also a part of our ongoing Half-Arabian breeding efforts. She started leasing with Martine in 2013 and found great success showing under her - earning two overall championships at her first show and winning four of six classes in her first show with Martine. Her current horses, a well-bred Hanoverian mare Daralis and a purebred Arabian mare Viktoria Carol will both be key parts of the JHSH breeding program in the future. She hopes to breed and own a few talented half-Arabians and warmbloods, and to work with Martine in setting up a Warmblood and Half-Arabian breeding program that will dominate the open and breed circuits.

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Shelby Swender

Shelby Swender

Shelby is a lifelong student of Martine's and a dedicated amateur rider. She has been riding for ten years and has numerous championships and high point awards to her name. She rode with the Texas Tech equestrian team in 2011 and received the overall high point award in her first year with the team. In addition, during her time with Martine, she has qualified for nationals in numerous classes and has achieved multiple championships in several AHA "A" Shows.

She is currently a full-time student with UCF studying psychology and sociology with hopes to become a criminal profiler and also works full time to support her horse habit. She also leases Rags to Rubies a successful national titled half-Arabian gelding, and is part owner of the Trakehner mare Bella Luna.

She is a gifted main ring rider in the Arabian circuit and is a staple of the JHSH team, helping Martine with the breaking of our youngsters year after year. Her talent as a rider, and natural abilities as a trainer, make her invaluable to James Hannah Show Horses.

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Our Team