Salish Showjumping is the vision of a group of people passionate about developing high level showjumping competition on a local platform. We are dedicated to create an experience that matches the values of horsemanship with the competitor, owner, and sponsor experience within the Pacific Northwest. Everything is undertaken on the founding values of excellence, competition, and fun!
Meet The Team
A Seattle native, Laina got her start in the pony hunters and progressed up the ladder of the junior ranks into equitation and jumpers. After receiving a B.Sc. with Honors from University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Laina moved to Belgium, gaining experience in the European system, from breeding and handling young horses, to sales, and showing. Upon return to the US, Laina worked for top hunter-jumper barns in the Pacific Northwest before starting Bayview Farm.
Mike has been an active rider, horse trainer and instructor since 1978. Mike has over twenty years experience planning and managing horse shows throughout the Northwest. His expertise ensures that everything is well-prepared, so your show will run smoothly.
Mike was licensed as a US Equestrian Federation large R course designer in 1987, and since that time has designed courses for shows in Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington and Canada.
Mary von Zimmermann
Mary grew up in Yakima, WA, the child of top NW trainer, Max von Zimmermann, and began competing at the age of 7. Turning professional in 1996, she spent 15 years as a top NW professional while living in the greater Portland area. In 2001, her personal career high was back-to-back Grand Prix wins at Hood River and Brawley Farms classic. In 2005, Mary got her USEF Jumper Judge's as part of giving back to the sport she loves. She moved back to Washington in 2013 and has become a fixture at the ingate in the PNW and Thunderbird Card and continues to teach clinics during the off season.
In addition to her show secretary expertise, Mollie is also an accomplished amateur hunter rider with many championships to her credit. Mollie runs the most efficient show office at any venue. From day one when participants check in and begin picking up numbers and schedules to the last day when final results are posted, you can count on Mollie to have everything under control. Running a complete show office set-up with a network of four laptop computers and several printers provides maximum efficiency, and ensures up to the minute processing for entries, results and accounting.