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.
Kathryn Barclay, H&G’s Assistant Trainer, started riding at the age of 7 and has been passionate about horses ever since. She grew up competing hunter and equitation at the local level in Maryland and had great success on her high school IEA Team in Georgia. She graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and Production Management in 2020. During college, she rode and competed for both the Hunt Seat and Western IHSA Teams. She comes with years of experience teaching beginner riders and leading summer camp programs. We are excited to have Kathryn and her OTTB mare, Suri, whom she has been training. Kathryn’s expertise is with beginners and she focuses on all aspects of riding and horsemanship.
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