Team BioStar welcomes Jan Byyny, our newest member!
Jan’s primary focus is selecting, training, and competing event horses. She owns and manages Surefire Farm, a busy lesson, sales and training business in Purcellville, Va. and actively competes at all levels of eventing.
Consistently a top ranked international rider, Jan’s career highlights include representing the U.S. at the Pan American Championships, where she won team gold and individual bronze, being a member of the Aachen World Equestrian Games squad, competing on U.S. Equestrian teams at Malmo, Sweden and Luhmuhlen, Germany, and being selected as a team alternate for the Athens Olympics. Jan also has numerous top ten placings at Rolex Kentucky, Foxhall, Jersey Fresh, Bromont and Morven Park CCIs, and won the 2013 USEF National 3-star Championship at Fair Hill. In addition, she has competed at Burghley, Badminton and Blenheim in England and Pau in France.
Jan is active in the United States Eventing Association as an advisor to the Young Riders and Juniors Committee, is a Level IV ICP instructor, serves on the United States Equestrian Federation’s Eventing Sport Committee as an Elected Athlete and in 2017 was named a USEF Eventing Selector.
Outside of horses, Jan relaxes by running, hiking, skiing, playing tennis and volleyball, and spending time with her long-time boyfriend, Tom Finnen, and their dogs Tali and Otis.
Jan uses Thera Calm EQ on two horses in her barn. Work and training has been more consistent, and they’re more focused and relaxed. As we all know, happy gut happy horse!