Hunter Jumper Instruction
H & G Horse Quarters offers hunter/jumper riding instruction and training to children, adults, and horses. We create lesson plans that are individually developed for each student in our program to encourage progress in their skills as riders and horsemanship. We focus on preparing each rider and horse combination to succeed in weekly lessons and accomplish their goals. We emphasize safety and responsiblilty in every aspect of our program.
In our lesson program, students are responsible for catching their horse, grooming, tacking up, being in the ring on time, and properly putting their horse away. We believe that students develop confidence and courage by completing these horsemanship skills at evey lesson. These aspects of horsemanship provide a sturdy foundation for the bond between a horse and rider that encourages progression in the ring. Lessons last forty-five minutes to an hour. Once a trainer feels the student is safely able to catch their mount, studens are encouraged to arrive twenty to thirty minutes early to be ready to ride at the start of their lesson. H & G is well equipped with lesson horses that are able to meet the needs of all level of students in our program. We have 5 arenas, complete with jumps, and lights to facilitate our lesson program to the fullest.
Jennifer Fletcher started her first riding lesson at the age of 6 in 1985. As a junior, she competed with NCHJA and all over the east coast receiving various Year End Awards. The highlight was her three-year reign as NCHJA’s Children Hunter Year End Champion aboard her horse Sweet Dream. Jennifer claimed professional status in 1998 and has been teaching lessons, horse showing, and training since. In 2005, Jennifer was hired by H&G as the Head Trainer and helped grow the facility to what it is today. In 2011, Jennifer opened Trimac Farm and headed to Pony Finals multiple times with young riders as well as building a great show team that competes all over the east coast. Jennifer returned to H&G in February of 2017 to build and oversee rider development programs including lessons, shows, camps and the IEA team, Interscholastic Equestrian Association.
Rebekah Sims, H&G’s Barn Manager and Assistant Instructor is a recent graduate from Auburn University with a BS in Animal Sciences and a minor in Public Health. Rebekah has a lifelong love of horses; since the age of 12, Rebekah has worked hard to develop her horsemanship skills and riding ability. As a working student at several barns in the Birmingham area, she competed in local shows and in the IEA throughout her high-school career. She finds that her most fulfilling riding experiences are found in participating in various clinics and in teaching/ training young riders. Rebekah brings excitement and energy to the ring mentoring students in lesson program at H&G and hopes to kindle the love of horses and accomplishing goals in our young riders.
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