A native of the SF bay area peninsula, Jennifer developed her passion for horses at age six when she started riding lessons, which led to Summer camps, owning horses, and enjoying those horses both in the show ring and on the trail. Continuing on that journey, she attained a BA from University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Equine Science from Rocky Mountain College, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Equine Science and a Master's Diploma in Clinical Animal Behavior from the Royal (Dick) Vet School in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is now pursuing a certificate in Humane Education and will complete a certificate in Applied Compassion in 2021 from Stanford's CCARE center.
She has been an equine professional for over 25 years, trained under multiple World Champion trainers, managed her own training business, and built her own training facility.
She currently teaches Equine/Animal Science courses online and in small groups, teaches Animal Welfare, Learning, and Behavior at DTech High School, teaches riding lessons, leads the 4-H equine project, and coaches the Stanford University Western (IHSA) team.
Accomplishments and Experience
Coached clients to numerous Regional, National, and World titles
Exhibited client horses to win over a dozen National, and World titles
Trained and exhibited a UPHA “Trail Horse of the Year”
Coached 4-H students through State Championships
Presented Competitive Trail demo at AMHA Nationals
Coached Stanford riders to IHSA National Top Ten placings