Jillian and her family's dog Angus (a west highland terrier) decided to try competing in carriage dog classes.
- 2009 second place in the Walnut Hill carriage dog class
- 2010 first place Lorenzo Driving Competition carriage dog class
- 2011 first place Lorenzo Driving Competition carriage dog class, and fourth at Walnut Hill.
- 2012 first place Lorenzo Driving Competition
In 2017, the Gemmell/Stroh family said their goodbyes to Angus at the young age of thirteen. Angus was diagnosed with GME in 2013 and was retired from showing shortly after. He lived out his years raising their family puppies and children. He is missed so very much!
Since Jillian started her business in 2009, her training and coaching success has been because of her clients trust in her. For those that compete, they've been winning division championships, individual first, second, and third places in individual classes, and accomplishing things they never thought possible. Its not only about placing well in their classes but overcoming issues or challenges they've been having with their reinsmanship or issues their horses may have.
Jillian and her clients compete at shows such at Lorenzo, Walnut Hill, East Aurora, Northampton, Walnut Hill HDT, GVRDC Shows, Barneveld, and BRDA Shows, and haflinger breed shows. The list is ever growing as they expand their territory. While many of the shows are pleasure driving, Jillian and a few of her clients love competing at CDE's within close proximity to New York.