Accomplishments:



2013 National Dressage Pony Cup Third Level Champion

2011 Graduated from USDF “L“  Program with Distinction

2010 Reserve Champion Region 2 Third Level Freestyle

2010 Ranked 13th for USDF Dressage Horse of the Year Third Level

2010 Completed USDF Instructor Certification T-2

2009 Earned USDF Silver Medal

2008 Reserve Champion Region 2 Second Level

2008 Ranked 12th for USDF Dressage Horse of the Year Second Level

2007 Earned USDF Bronze Medal

2002 Reserve World Champion Morgan Horse First Level










Biography

Jennifer trained and competed part time throughout high school and college.  She continued taking lessons from a local dressage trainer and applying what she learned to the Arabians, Morgans and gaited horses she was riding.  She completed her bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts at Colorado State University in 1995.  Shortly afterwards she became a member of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit where she instructed  new mounted police units from all over New England and competed in Mounted Police competitions along the east coast.  She also taught history and horticulture throughout the park system and worked extensively with inner city children.  Throughout this time Jennifer took lessons on school horses from various area trainers and became more and more intrigued with dressage.


Since then, Jennifer has been developing horses, ponies and riders from beginners through the FEI levels.   Jennifer continues to broaden her education by participating in USDF programs as well as hosting regular clinics with Pam Goodrich at Walnut Creek Stables in Cincinnati.  Between those clinics, she has tapped into local FEI level instructors and ridden in clinics with Jane Savoie, Lendon Gray, Courtney King-Dye, Michael Barisone, Maryal Barnett, Steffen Peters and Lilo Fore.  Jennifer also studies classical masters of dressage through ongoing reading of the well respected texts of the discipline.  The insights gained give her an increasing depth of understanding and tools to constantly improve her teaching and riding.

 In 2000 Jennifer returned full time to horse training and dedicated herself to the pursuit of dressage. She began riding regularly with Cynthia Spalding and competed successfully through 2nd level.  In 2002 Jennifer won Reserve World Champion at First Level on Taz, a Morgan she trained for Don and Kathy Weibel.  In 2004 Jennifer became a working student for FEI Trainer and Instructor Pamela Goodrich..  There she was able to gain valuable experience riding many different horses from green to Grand Prix under Pam’s expert tutelage.