TRAINER: JENNIFER O'BRIEN
Jen grew up riding horses on the beach in Ocean Shores, Washington. She was guided by Nancy Fellows, joining Pony Club and 4-H and ultimately earning a state championship. Jen began riding dressage at age 16 with Kari McClain, a well known and respected horsewoman in the Pacific Northwest, after being drawn to the rhythmic nature of dressage. She has competed up to 4th level and continues to further her own education. Jen actively rides in clinics and symposiums, with her most recent rides with clinicians Ulf Wadeborn, Karen Pavicic, Kathleen Raine, Cindy Ishoy, Heather Bender, and Dominique Barbier.
Jen strives to create harmony between horse and rider to develop the horse’s athleticism, engage their mind, and strengthen their natural gaits. Not only has she developed a positive reputation for her training and techniques, but also for her guidance and expertise in teaching amateurs and pros alike. There is no doubt that Jen has strong passions for both the sport and the animal, and this can be seen in every interaction with horse and rider.