Jeanne was born and grew up in the Jacaranda City of Pretoria.
After matriculating, she worked as a Stable Manager at a yard in Pretoria. She then decided to further her education by studying Equine Studies at the Technicon of Pretoria.
She completed her practical part in the USA at Adena Springs where she worked with some incredible race horses. She returned to South Africa in 1999 and then studied a BSc in Animal Science and Genetics at the University of Pretoria. Afterwards, she studied Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort where she qualified in 2008. She has worked at Fourways Equine Clinic since January 2009.