American-born Justin Hardin grew up in Canada and sat on his first horse, in a Western saddle, when he was nine years old. He didn't get back into the saddle again until he was 13. Originally passionate about jumping and eventing, Justin's focus turned to dressage and he made the move to the USA to work with top professionals and experience the elite level of the sport. In 2002 he started working at Barisone Dressage.
Justin has developed a very good reputation for working with young horses and bringing them along. He is also a serious FEI competitor and a respected and sought-after instructor.