We know our students want to learn more about horses and riding - and to have a good time doing it. Therefore, we strive to make every experience fun and educational.
However, we must emphasize that no skill is learned overnight. A beginner can't "learn to ride" in a month, or even a year. In fact, even an equestrian with 20 or 30 years of riding experience doesn't know it all. Learning to ride is a never-ending journey with many challenges and infinite rewards. At Queen Hive Farm, we are happy to share the journey with you.
As a young adult, Jennifer furthered her education in the hunt seat and saddle seat disciplines under Kathleen Peeples of New Jersey and Scott Thacker of North Carolina, both world-caliber trainers and instructors with multiple world and national championships to their credit. Kathleen showed Jennifer's home-trained Morgan, JW Millionaire, to six national and world titles in 1996 and 1997. Jennifer has extensive show-ring experience, and has won on a regional level. She has trained numerous horses of many breeds, including green and very young horses.
A bachelor's degree in education and several years of classroom teaching experience add to her ability in instructing riders. Jennifer combines the skills she has learned from many people (and horses!) to teach her students and train her horses. She believes there is no single "right" way to teach a rider or a horse, as long as the result is respectful and successful for both and does no harm to either.