Jim Ifko: Redefining Success
In addition to capping off the season as champion of the Western Talent Squad Final, Jim Ifko's business saw a change of scenery with the relocation of his base of operations to Bar None Ranches, a breeding, training and rehabilitation facility in Dewinton, AB, which offers among other amenities a water treadmill and hyperbaric oxygen chamber for horses. Jim got his introduction to horses on his family's farm, which eventually developed into Paramount Equestrian Centre. His sister, Cecilia, was the first to ride and compete, but he and his brother Joe shortly followed in her footsteps. Jim took his first lesson at 13 and never looked back. “The farm was my father's vision, which provided us the opportunity to share in his passion for horses,” explains Jim of his father, Joe Sr.'s, imprint on his early development as a rider. “His enthusiasm for horses and the sport of show jumping…
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