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 champagne stallion Champagne Watchout. Jennie introduced and published a brand new idea to an old discipline that people never imaged could be applied to Gaited Horses. Jeannie has been perfecting Dressage, as applied to Gaited Horses 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 Horses, where she introduced the 4 Beat Dressage to the international equestrian community. Requested to participate in exhibitions around the country, she has thrilled crowds with her one-of-a-kind performances.
Jennie’s background is extensive. Her enthusiasm is infectious. Her knowledge transferable. Jennie Jackson has held clinics in Israel to include the Israeli Police Academy. Jennie Jackson clinics provided a unique opportunity to learn the secrets to success in working with all gaited breeds and traditional trotting horses. Whether you are a trail rider, new horse owner, or seasoned competitor, Jennie can help you understand and ‘get the gait’.
Friday, February 24, 2017
4 Beat Dressage
Description: Using the tried and true technique of classical dressage on all gaited horses. Don’t be intimidated by the word “Dressage”. Translated into English: Training.
4 Beat and Smooth
Description: How to keep your gaited horse out of the 2 beat gaits, trot and pace, using just your legs, seat and hands.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Cross Training the Gaited Horse
Description: Exposing your gaited horse to as many venues as possible, whether in the show ring or trail riding, makes for a safe equine partner.
All the Pretty “Gaited” Horses
Description: In our 4-beat gaited world, often times we wonder what gait is my horse doing? Does it have a name? We will look at different gaited breeds and Jennie will explain what they are doing and the names of the gait.
Requirements: Gaited horses representing Icelandic, Paso Fino, Fox Trotter, Rocky Mountain Horse, McCurdy, etc. No charge to ride in this demonstration if qualified.
Sunday, February 26,2017
Let’s Keep Gaiting
Description: Are we have fun yet? Well if not let us find out why. Here is where the rubber meets the road. What can I do as the rider to help my horse stay gaiting and smooth. Clinic is divided into two 90-minute sessions on Sunday.
Requirements: Riders wanting to improve their communication with their horse to establish a better 4 beat gait. All levels and abilities accepted. Up to 10 riders. $100/rider.
Why We Ride Gaited Horses
Description: The smoothness of their gait and their willing disposition makes the gaited horse an ideal equine partner. To keep them strong and sound until their later years, we need to learn as the rider to be a better load to carry, as we teach the horse to be a stronger load carrier.
Going Through Pearly Gaits
Description: Gaited horses are some of the most talented groups when it comes to their many foot fall patterns. We will explore this topic in depth including how conformation and soundness issues effect the 4 beat gaits.
Southern Equine Expo
February 24-26, 2017
Tennessee Miller Coliseum
304B West Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129