Lifetime Rider Earnings: $829,786
Constance Jaeggi, a Swiss native, began showing horses at an early age and moved to the United States in 2009 to further her education and have more opportunity in the show arena. With her love and passion for cutting horses, Constance established the J Five Horse Ranch in 2011. With a family-oriented lifestyle, the J Five name originated from the collaboration of her father and mother, Daniel and Francesca, and her two younger siblings, Sam and Benji.
Constance’s achievements include the 2014 NCHA Non Pro World Championship on Saguaro Ichi and the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Championship in 2011 on Dual R Smokin. Constance graduated from Texas Christian University in the fall of 2013 with a degree in Business Marketing and has developed an interest in photography. She was most recently inducted into the NCHA Non Pro Rider Hall of Fame at the 2015 NCHA Convention.
Lifetime Rider Earnings: $9,326,986
Matt Gaines joined the J Five Horse Ranch team as head trainer in January of 2023.
Matt recently crossed the $9 Million dollar mark in NCHA Lifetime earnings and is ranked as NCHA’s #3 All-Time Leading Open Rider. Matt’s biggest influence was his dad, Dick Gaines, who was also a cutting horse trainer and former NCHA President.
Before becoming a trainer, Matt enjoyed a very successful Non Pro career which included a win in the 1990 NCHA Non Pro Futurity on Playboys Lynnea. Matt later decided to make the sport of cutting his profession and went to work for the late Charles Spence. In 2001 Matt claimed his first Open win in the Will Rogers Coliseum aboard Sunettes Dually marking a 231 in the Super Stakes Derby. From there, Matt has go on to ride and train some of the top athletes in our industry including Nu I Wood, One Time Pepto, Im Coutin Checks, Smooth As A Cat and 2016 NCHA Open Futurity Champion, Second Spot.
Lifetime Rider Earnings: $2,556,163
Chubby has been referred to as the ambassador of cutting. With more than 40 years of experience in just about every aspect of the cutting horse industry, Chubby brings a vast knowledge and history of cutting to the J Five Ranch.
Chubby serves as the broodmare manager of J Five Horse Ranch. With over $2.5 million in rider earnings, Chubby was the 2014 & 2013 NCHA Open World Champion on One Time Choice and also the 2004 NCHA Open World Champion on Flickacat. Chubby has also had a successful aged-event career, including two NCHA Super Stakes Championship titles.
Chubby is a NCHA life time member and currently serves as an at large director for North Texas. He also served as NCHA President for the 2009-2010 term and was instrumental in the sponsorship of Mercuria for the NCHA World Finals and World Series of Cutting. He was inducted into the NCHA Members Hall of Fame at the 2015 NCHA Convention.
Ginger, wife of Chubby, is an instrumental force behind the J Five team. Ginger supports the team wherever she is needed, from assisting in taking care of the horses, to helping haul the horses to all the cutting events around the country.
Ginger was previously the friendly face behind the Breeders Invitational booth at the NCHA Triple Crown events where she handled taking care of show entries and stallion subscriptions.
Justin joined the J Five Horse Ranch in March of 2012, and in addition to handling the administrative side of the business and managing the J Five office, Justin also works on our website content and design.
Alex has been with J Five for over ten years and oversees the daily operations at the ranch. Alex and his wife, Reyna, have two sons.
Ernesto joined the J Five Ranch in the fall of 2012 and has been a great addition to the J Five team. Ernesto works alongside Alex in maintaining the ranch. Ernesto and his wife, Victoria, have two sons and one daughter.