About Our Farm

J.A.G. Arabians has been operating since 1982 under the ownership and management of Kathy and Jimmy. At this time, the farm was located in Houston, Texas. In 1987, J.A.G. Arabians relocated to Alpharetta, Georgia bringing with them four horses.

 

J.A.G. Arabians stood the athletic, pure Polish Arabian stallion, Elated MSF (until he was gelded). Elated was shown dressage (up to 2nd level), western pleasure, country english pleasure, hunters, western trail, competitive trail riding, sport horse under saddle, sport horse in hand, combined training, jumpers, and participated and competed in Atlanta Pony Club with Kathy's daughter, Jessica.  The Welsh Pony stallion, Glyncadno Fairy King also stood at stud at the farm until he was sold to Brownwood Farm. King was awarded the 1995 Fourth Place High Score Award South East Region for Section B Stallions with Kathy Gilker.

On December 16, 1999, Kathy and Jimmy and their twin daughters moved to Mountain Road.

 

Kathy has continued to ride, train and show her horses in dressage, hunters, and combined training along with enjoying trail rides, hunter paces and cross country schooling with her Arabians and Half-Arabians, with the help of her twin daughters, Megan Thomas and Jessica Gilker, and support of her husband, James. J.A.G. stands for James A. Gilker, Kathy's husband since he's always supported the family's Arabian Horse passion. To read Kathy's story see a gallery of Kathy and her past show horses press here.

J.A.G. Arabians is home to local, regional, and national winners, including National Champion & Top Ten Winner J.A.G. Cafe Au Lait+/ (sadly deceased), multiple National Champion & multiple Top Ten winner JAG Kalico Kid+//,  Top 19 Green Medium Pony JAG Royal Knight at the 2014 USEF Pony Finals out of 70, multiple National Champion & multiple Top Ten winner Conkar+/, National Top Ten winner JAG Lady Pegasus+/, National Top Ten winner CBS Good To Go+, and Regional Champions JAG Khalahari and CA Destiny Gro+. JAG Royal Knight is also the 2017 Arabian Horse Association Open Competition Award winner for his lifetime of achievements on the open United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and Georgia Hunter Jumper Association (GHJA) circuits against all breeds with all youth riders. JAG Lady Pegasus+/ was the 2018 Arabian Horse Association Ambassador Award Winner for her lifetime of being a positive Arabian horse ambassador to the community with Girl Scouts, 4-H groups, Black Stallion Literacy Program, pony camps, new riders, photoshoots and so much more. We are home to upcoming young, athletic stars, mature experienced show horses, and a few semi-retirees.

Kathy Gilker has bred 16 Arabians and Half Arabians during her 40+ years with Arabian Horses as a small, boutique breeder with the goal of producing versatile, athletic performance and family horses. JAG Arabian Sport Horses is home to second and third generation horses bred by Kathy, the youngest now being 11 years old.

Megan Gilker Thomas is an Arabian Horse Association Rider of Excellence  and Jessica Gilker is a Arabian Horse Association Rider of Excellence Champion. The Rider of Excellence Champion is the highest performance award presented to an Amateur through the AHA Achievement Awards program. Megan received her USDF Bronze Medal in 2018 earning all her needed scores with J.A.G. Cafe Au Lait+/Conkar+/ and JAG Kalico Kid+//. Jessica is currently working towards her United States Dressage Federation Bronze Medal with JAG Kalico Kid+//Conkar+/, and CA Destiny Gro+. Megan is also rated a 1* rider via www.centerlinescores.com

They are members of the Arabian Horse Association, the United States Equestrian Federation, the United States Dressage Federation, the Arabian Sport Horse Alliance, Inc., the Georgia Arabian Horse Association, and the Georgia Hunter Jumper Association.

Kathy Gilker, Megan Thomas, & Jessica Gilker were on the Board of Directors 2017-2018 for the Georgia Arabian Horse Association (GAHA). Jessica Gilker was the 2020-May 2021 1st President for the Georgia Arabian Horse Association, was the 2019 1st VP of GAHA, and was the 2017 GAHA Youth Director. Under Jessica's leadership in 2020, GAHA received the AHA Club of the Year Award with a clean sweep in all three club project categories. Kathy Gilker is a GAHA Board member from 2017 to current year. Jessica and Megan have both received the GAHA President's Award for their volunteer efforts - Jessica received the award in 2017 and Megan received the award in 2018. Jessica Gilker also received the Arabian Horse Association Club Level Volunteer Award for 2018. Kathy Gilker received the the Arabian Horse Association Club Level Volunteer Award for 2019.

While in college, Jessica Gilker and Megan Gilker Thomas competed on the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Berry College Equestrian Team for 4 years 2006-2010. Megan Gilker Thomas competed in Open Hunt Seat Equitation and then all the way up to the National level in Advanced Horsemanship. Jessica Gilker competed up the National level in Intermediate Hunt Seat Equitation and the Regional level in Open Hunt Seat Equitation.  JAG Kalico Kid+// and JAG Royal Knight were used in huntseat equitation divisions at IHSA Berry College Horse Shows. 

The Gilker enjoy sharing their love for Arabians by educating others about the versatile, talented, and loving breed! The Gilkers felt honored to be able to help represent the Arabian Horse at the 2019 BreyerFest and at the 2021 Georgia Horse Fair where they were able to introduce the Arabian Horse to thousands of individuals. Through leasing opportunities we offered in the past & being borrowed for professionals in their lesson programs, Elated MSF, JAG Silhouette, F M Jaharah, JAG Cafe Au Lait+/, JAG Royal Knight, JAG Kalico Kid+//, JAG Lady Pegasus+/, Conkar+/, CA Destiny Gro+, JAG Crown Jewel, JAG Mochaccino,  helped teach about a hundred riders the ropes of good horsemanship and gave many of them the opportunity to compete for their first time.

Please note this a private farm and we offer no public services. All of our horses are currently amateur owned and trained; however, we know the importance of continuing our education to become better partners and caretakers of our horses so we eagerly audit clinics, read and learn more as our free time allows. We can recommend wonderful trainers and instructors in the area who we have had the opportunity to with work previously. We are happy to have visitors and share our love for horses - they just need to make an appointment. We are happy to offer free educational opportunities for local Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, & other non-profit organizations as our schedules allow. We have proudly volunteered to host two educational clinics (both sport horse clinics - one more dressage focused with Charlotte Osborne of Osborne International Dressage of Alpharetta, GA and the other more hunter/jumper focused with Devan Cottrell A/AA hunter/jumper/equitation trainer of Arrow Hill Farm, Nashville, TN) for the Georgia Arabian Horse Association. 

The Arabian Horse has helped so many individuals achieve their dreams and reach goals, including the Gilkers, which they are forever thankful for. Those that own an Arabian Horse will be grateful for their athleticism as well as their hard working and affectionate natures. One could not ask for better partners, family members and companions for the equestrian in the wonderful Arabian Horse - no matter what may be asked of them.

Our Farm

Gated front entry - please note visits are by appointment ONLY.

Four outdoor wash racks and two heated and air conditioned feed/tack rooms. One with lounge area and full bathroom

Two Arenas
Two Arenas

200' x 75' covered arena with lights and a 100' × 200' outdoor arena - both with sprinkler systems

Approximately forty-one acres of forest and rolling hills with a stream

Eighteen 12' x 12' stalls and one broodmare stall

Covered Arena
Covered Arena

200' x 75' covered arena with lights with sprinkler system

Outdoor arena
Outdoor arena

100' × 200' outdoor arena with sprinkler system

Fall at JAG Arabian Sport Horses
Fall at JAG Arabian Sport Horses

The drive up to the barn during the fall

Our beautiful pastures!

Exceptional amenities! Covered arena with lights and sprinkler system and outdoor, lighted jumping arena with sprinkler system

Kathy with three of the horses/ponies she bred and trained - JAG Khasanova, JAG Khalahari, and 2015 Sport Horse Nationals Top Ten Winner JAG Lady Pegasus+/

Kathy with two geldings she bred (half brothers) - 2006 Youth National Dressage Champion JAG Cafe Au Lait+/ and 2x 2017 National Dressage Champion JAG Kalico Kid+//.