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Tony Janes

Director of  Equine Management

Tony Janes and Ridgeway

I joined the ATHA Board I had been volunteering for a while and was honored to be asked. I wanted to get more involved and contribute more to the incredible work we do.​

My superpowers are calmness, empathy, and patience.

In my spare time, I like to ride motorcycles and horses (but not at the same time), watch soccer, and I’m also a certified open water scuba diver.​

I am inspired by our fantastic volunteers who give so selflessly their time and energy and the work we do for our magnificent horses.

I can’t live without chocolate and quadruple shot latte (Self-confessed coffee snob – I roast my own coffee beans!) 

My credentials are: 

Originally from the UK, my family had a riding school in England so I have been around horses my whole life. I have been in the information technology field for 40 years, primarily in the entertainment industry. I came to the USA in 1997 and moved to Northern Arizona in 2005. I have been an entrepreneur and a restauranteur. 

My passion:

I have a deep love for all animals. I have been fortunate to get up close and personal with lion cubs and cheetahs in Africa, sharks and sea turtles in the Caribbean, and I have two big dogs, a Newfoundland and a rescued Pyrenees/Anatolian mix. 

As a young boy, my cousin’s hunter mare, Aquila, started my love for horses. It inspired me to do many great things over the years. I have been a groom for dressage horses in France, participated in riding therapy for the disabled, and fulfilled a childhood dream to be a cowboy, taking care of a herd of 65 Arabian horses and 100 head of pedigree British White cattle. 

Nothing has given me more satisfaction than the work we do here at ATHA.