DHF Owner and Head Trainer Jen Truett
Grand Prix rider, Dancing Horse Farm owner/head trainer and USEF Developing Program Rider Jennifer Truett is a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, Gold, Silver and Bronze Freestyle Bar recipient, "L" Graduate "with distinction," Certified Instructor through 2nd level and active rider, trainer and competitor in Dressage. She has been an elected USDF Region 2 Participating Member Delegate since 2010 and held the position of USDF Region 2 Education chair for two years. She was the second person in North America to be accredited by Mary Wanless as a Ride With Your Mind(R) (RWYM) coach.
Jen’s biomechanics-focused "Dare to Dream" training methods have been instrumental in the recovery of several horses who were crippled from injuries or EPM, including her own Hanoverian gelding, Lafayette HQ, AKA "Taffy". Taffy was crippled from a longitudinal fracture along his left hind cannon bone when he and Jen found each other in Oct 2009. The humane choice for his breeder/seller was euthanization, but Jen thought she saw a spark in him she wanted to try to ignite.
With her rehabilitation-focused biomechanics work, he not only recovered completely, but made it all the way to Grand Prix, all in a span of only 6 years! They competed in the GP twice in August 2015 earning Jen the prestigious USDF Gold Medal and the USDF Gold Freestyle Bar! (Jen has won all six USDF medals, one of only a few riders in USDF history to do so.) Along the way, the pair found themselves in the top ten USDF Horse of the Year standings several times in addition to earning multiple Regional champion and reserve neck ribbons.
Testimonial from one of Jen's clinic clients, Sarah McKenzie:
I contacted Jen in September 2016 (after working with another trainer for 6 months) to help me find a special riding partner. I didn’t want just any nice horse; I wanted the middle-age women’s dream horse - gentle, small, young, 3rd level, uncomplicated and yes, even sound. And while I recognized this was an uncommon combination of traits in a dressage horse, I knew Jen was the person to help me when she didn’t try to persuade me to buy something easier to find, e.g. large, aging, hot.
From the start I was impressed with Jen’s approach. She had clear criteria to narrow the search (for example, reviewing x-rays paid by the seller before traveling) and had an excellent vet on call to quickly review medical files. She was efficient and focused. She took my wish list with her on a shopping trip to Europe in November and found my dream horse!
Parker is a 15.2, 6 year old Dutch Warmblood, 3rd level, with the most charming, eager, engaged personality I’ve ever met. He is brave, safe and has beautiful gaits. I never imagine I would own such a high quality horse that is so perfect for me. Every day I’m just happy to own him and happy I met Jen.
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Jen's Florida Schedule:
1/16-17 FEI Trainer's Conference in Loxahatchee
1/18 (AM only) Special educational session for
USDF Cert Instructors
1/21-22 Clinic in New Mexico
1/26-29 I plan to show the GP and GPF in the
national show (so will only show 2 days)
2/8-12 OMG! I'm actually writing this down...this is my first CDI!!!
3/1-5 Palm Beach Derby planned to be my 2nd CDI
3/10-12 Clinic in MN
3/22-26 Nation's Cup CDI
WANTED! Live in or Commuting Dressage Show Groom, starting immediately. Also Live-in or Commuting Working Students starting immediately. See job description at our Job Openings page.
Jen Truett is now one of less than 30 people in USDF history who have earned all six USDF medals: Bronze, Silver and Gold riding medals and Bronze, Silver and Gold Freestyle Bars! CONGRATS, JEN!!!
Jen's 2017 clinic schedule is now up! Check Jen Truett's clinic page for details.
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Jen Truett is a USDF Certified Instructor through Second Level
Ride With Your Mind
DHF is home to Jennifer Truett, Accredited Mary Wanless Ride With Your Mind Coach-Level 2 Affiliated Coach.
Photo credits for banner: From left: Jen Truett on Lafayette HQ Grand Prix, Photo by Inspired Grace Photography; Jen with Prixie the Dressage Cat, photo by DHF; client Jenny Sedlatschekand her horse, Van, photo by her mom. Bottom row: Kentucky client Ashley Holden Bowles with her horse Ripken, photo by Jen Truett; Minnesota cilent Jeanne Brose and Jen Truett at Regionals, photo by DHF; top of next section, Jen teaching a clinic, photo used with permission; Minnesota client Jeanne Brose with Razi, photo by Jen Truett; Bottom row: DHF Dressage trainer Sheila Wilson on Lone Star, Jen Truett on Taffy, Minnesota client Jeanne Brose on Razi at 2015 regionals. Photo by DHF; Taffy (Lafayette HQ) at a show, photo by Jen Truett; Jen and Taffy in a lesson at Global Dressage Festival, photo by John Sappington. All photos are used with permission. No reproduction without written permission from Dancing Horse Farm. Banner and Website by Lynda Sappington (C) 2017 DHF