ABOUT JENNIFER LEE JUMPERS
Training with Jennifer Lee Jumpers is guided by one overriding principle - put the horse in a position where he can succeed, and therefore can be rewarded. This means that problems are broken down into small, easily accomplished components. The horse is rewarded, and as one skill builds upon another, success is achieved.
This progressive training builds confidence and skill in both horse and rider, regardless of level.
Lessons and Horses in Training start with flatwork. Horses become soft, supple and obedient. Poles exercises develop rideability to jumps. Horses enjoy their work because they are never asked to go beyond their capability or to repeat an exercise too many times. They are rewarded for small steps, so always finish on a positive.
Lessons available individually or as a package, on your horse or ours.
A limited number of horses can be accepted for training at one time. Please call 540-272-1350 for availability.
ABOUT JENNIFER LEE
Jennifer aboard Mr Burns - 1.60m Grand Prix in Spain
Jennifer grew up riding ponies with her best friend through the woods of Virginia. With retired racehorse, Meet the Challenge, a gift from the venerable Eve Fout, Jennifer earned her “B”-rating with the Middleburg Orange County (MOC) Pony Club.
During college at St. Lawrence University, she rode on their Equestrian Team and after graduating, worked for Yale University managing and teaching in its riding and summer camps programs.
Jennifer moved to Hong Kong in 1993 where she was hired by the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s retired racehorse retraining program. At that time she took on the diminutive You Bet, an American thoroughbred by Afleet. With the 15hh You Bet, Jennifer broke Hong Kong’s ten-year standing Puissance record, setting a new record that still stands.
Jennifer was named to Hong Kong’s international showjumping team, and represented Hong Kong in Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, India, and South Korea. She won an Individual or Team medal at all but one of the competitions she attended. At home in Hong Kong she competed in the FEI World Jumping and World Dressage Challenges and won the Hong Kong leg of the World Jumping Challenge three times.
With Hong Kong set to host the Equestrian events of the 2008 Olympics, Jennifer paired up with the Australian-bred Mr Burns, a pet food factory rescue, retired racehorse turned Grand Prix jumper. Jennifer was selected for sponsorship by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and took Mr Burns to Europe to compete. There, she and Mr Burns qualified for the Olympics and were named to Hong Kong's showjumping team. Unfortunately a lameness while in quarantine meant they couldn’t compete, and Jennifer became broadcast commentator for the showjumping portion of the Games.
After the Olympics, Jennifer was named to Hong Kong’s Asian Games Eventing team with Strong Scotch, a UK-bred thoroughbred that had raced and retired in Hong Kong. The team placed fourth, missing bronze by a fraction of a point. Following that, Jennifer rode Tommy Kwan’s Magical Lot to Hong Kong’s “Eventing Horse of the Year” title.
At the showjumping qualifier for the London Olympics held in Aachen, Germany, Jennifer placed third in the Group G Individual portion with her Holsteiner Carry Star.
Although she trained with George Morris and Katie Monahan Prudent early in her career, in Hong Kong she had to work problems out on her own, figuring out how to get the best out of retired racehorses. This led to her insightful way of teaching which gets to the root of how to achieve a horse and rider’s best showjumping round. Jennifer has been referred to as an instructor “who thinks things through”.