Jane is a U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) bronze, silver and gold medalist. She has trained eight horses to Grand Prix and worked with many of the top clinicians in the world. She spent over twenty years learning from Gerrit-Claes Bierenbroodspot of the Netherlands and currently works with Juan Matute Sr.
Jane opened Bear Spot Farm in Concord, MA in 1994. Home to 26 horses, the farm provides state-of-the-art care and structured dressage training programs for horse and rider.
Jane Karol is a doctoral level psychotherapist and works with children and adults in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. She established The Bear Spot Foundation for the Benefit of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in 2004. The Foundation’s mission is to bring the gifts of the horse into a directed psychotherapeutic program for children, adolescents, and adults. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Jane is assisted in her work by Bear Spot's five adopted dogs Radley, Roma, Mikey, Mouse and Landry. They follow Bear and Spot, the farm's namesakes.