Jennie Jackson has never been one who stands on the sidelines allowing life to pass her by. She is passionate about her beliefs and never hides this passion. Jennie is perhaps best known as the owner and trainer of the big naturally gaited champagne Tennessee Walking Horse stallion Champagne Watchout.
Jennie introduced and published a brand new discipline for naturally gaited horses -- Dressage en Gaite-that is, dressage as applied to the gaited horse. Many thought dressage was not possible for gaited horses, but Jennie has been perfecting it for over two decades.
In 2010, Jennie was formally invited by the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to be the Official Breed Representative of the Tennessee Walking Horse where she introduced Dressage en Gaite to a well received international equestrian community.
Jennie Jackson has thrilled crowds around the country with her one-of-a-kind naturally gaited dressage performances demonstrating the upper level movements of dressage on her naturally gaited Tennessee Walking Horse stallion.
Where it all began...
Jennie’s background is extensive, her enthusiasm is infectious, and her knowledge is transferable. She is a second generation horsewoman and carries on her family's ranch: Walkin-On-Ranch, originally from Corona, CA.
Jennie’s equine journey began at the age of nine when she joined her local Pony Club in California. She advanced to reining and riding hunter/jumpers and was a catch rider by the age of thirteen. This was when she met her first Tennessee Waliking Horse. By her late teens, Jennie was riding in the Rose Bowl Parade and had the privilege of participating in the parade for eight years. Expanding her equine experience, Jennie led back country packing trips with mules and was asked to judge “Mule Days” in Bishop, California.
After her children were born, Jennie taught them all from a young age to ride and show. They began by showing Ponies of the Americas that Jennie had bred and trained whilst Jennie was simultaneously showing Tennessee Walking Horses.
One of Jennie’s lesser known areas of expertise is Haute école and circus tricks. By carefully observing a horse’s natural behaviour, Jennie teaches movements and tricks based on these behaviours that educate and entertain both human and horse alike.
Jennie Jackson has proven to be an exceptional trainer, coach, and judge, both in and out of the show ring. She has traveled the country as a judge, clinician and exhibitor, and has held clinics in Israel for the Israeli Police Academy.
Learn secrets to your riding and training success with Tennessee Walking Horses, naturally gaited horses, and even trotting horses.
Whether you are a trail rider, new horse owner, or a seasoned competitor, Jennie can help you ‘get the gait.’
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