About Jenny Huffer
Jenny began riding desert bred Arabians as an 8 year old in Saudi Arabia where she spent her childhood. She rode these versatile and hardy horses in a variety of disciplines including jumper, cross-country, dressage, and gymkhana. She also spent countless hours riding with friends in the wide open spaces of the Saudi desert.
Once back stateside, she was introduced to Western riding, including drill team, barrels, and western pleasure. She never lost her love for the English disciplines however, and soon began concentrating more exclusively in Dressage. She worked her way up the levels, ultimately competing at Prix St. George and schooling up to the Grand Prix level. She was helped along the way by many trainers including clinics by Olympic medalists Christine Traurig and Hilda Gurney, and international competitor Patrick Burssens. However, when asked which trainer taught her the most, she will tell you it was her lovely mare, Ghilaine.
When Jenny moved with her family to Burton in
2004, she learned about the sport of Combined
Driving when she began riding horses for
Mike McLennan. She went with Mike and
his team to Austria where he competed as a
member of the USEF world pairs championship
team. She continued riding his horses and
grooming for him at shows as he campaigned
his four-in-hand team. The team successfully competed at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. Jenny now has her own pair of Dutch Harness Horses. The sport is catching!
While high level competition is exciting, what Jenny enjoys most is the day to day interaction with her horses and introducing and sharing that love with other riders.
Watermill Farm specializes in services tailored to the developing rider of any age.
My goal as an instructor is to help each rider develop a solid foundation in Dressage and Horsemanship skills. A secure seat and proper use of the aids will help riders excel no matter if their ultimate goal is pleasure riding, dressage, jumping, or any of the western disciplines. In addition to riding instruction, students will also learn how to care for their horses and equipment.
Child-friendly, gentle lesson horses are available or you may haul in your own horse.
Private Lessons $40/hour
Discount for taking a weekly lesson $35/hour