Josiane grew up in the world of reining! She learned from her father, NRHA Professional, Francois Gauthier. Notably, Josiane is accompanied in the reining family by her brother, NRHA Professional, Jonathan Gauthier. In 2000, Josiane moved to North Carolina to dive into the reining industry alongside her father.
Knowing what it takes to become a successful professional, Francois mentored Josiane. Gauthier began by getting involved with breeding. Incredibly, within a year she was managing over 7 stallions and breeding over 200 mares on-site and using shipped semen. This opportunity developed her ability to choose exceptional combinations of mare and stallion to produce quality foals.
Additionally, Josiane also purchased, sold and showed NRHA Non-Pro horses. She consistently placed in the top 20 Non-Pro. Moreover, Gauthier was Reserve Champion at the NRHA Futurity, 3rd in the NRHA Derby, and won the Florida Classic 2 years consecutively. Additionally, Josiane has gained over $467,000 in her lifetime earnings.
Following, Josiane resigned from her Non-Pro status. It was then she moved on to her lifetime dream of becoming a top 20 Open rider. Recently, she concentrates on training Futurity prospects for Open and Non-Pro competitors and showing in all major NRHA events.
Some of Josiane’s accomplishments:
- Carolina Classic & ABI Futurity Champion Level 2, 3 and 4 both Futurities
- 2014 WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES
- CAROLINE CLASSIC DERBY Champion Open Level 2
- FLORIDA CLASSIC DERBY Co-Champion Open Level 2, Reserve Co-Champion level 3
- NRHA Open Derby – 3rd Place
- Double Run Open Futurity – 3rd Place L2, L3, L4
- McGee Farm Open Derby – Champion Lv3 & Reserve Lv4
- Carolina Classic/ABI Futurity – Reserve Champion L2, L3, L4