An account of the times and places where the writer has lived and worked with horses: It describes meetings with top trainers and even royalty; of hard work and holidays, of the early days of show-jumpings, Dressage and Three Day competitions in Canada and the USA; of the American Dressage Institute and the setting up of Goodwood Equestrian Centre, Sussex, which became the home of dressage in England for 25 years.
A British Horse Society Instructor, Jennifer trained in dressage at the Fulmer School of Equitation in England, under Robert Hall, and later with Franz Rochawansky. In Canada and America she taught riding at Foxcroft School in Virginia, for eight years, and in Pennsylvania, travelling in many states to judge and coach.
Jennifer trained young instructors at Crabbet Park, in Sussex, coached in Kenya and Hong Kong, and herself trained under Mestre Nuno Oliviera in Portugal. As an equestrian journalist she attended World Championships and Dressage World Cups, and was behind the scenes at international competitions in Europe and America. A columnist for US Dressage magazine on basic dressage.
From the National Equestrian Centre, Taupo, she coached all round New Zealand for five years, before settling down in her South Island home. Graduated BA from Canterbury University. Author of Teaching Riding, Where it all begins
Along the way Jennifer provides an honest commentary of what she felt she has learnt from her varied experiences; profusely illustrated throughout with her own photographs. Written in a very readable natural style, it is hard to put down.