About Jennifer

Jennifer has had a lifelong passion for horses. Growing up on her family's Cloverlea Farm in Columbia, CT, Jennifer has always been exposed to good riding and training. As a young girl Jennifer evented successfully and later began to focus more and more on dressage. She has had many successes over the years from Training Level through Grand Prix.
  • Long listed for 2012 Olympic Games


  • USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist

  • USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer through FEI


  • Multiple Regional Championships at every level. Weltgraf was Regional Champion at PSG, Int I, Int II and Grand Prix.


  • Numerous top 10 USDF Horse of the Year awards. Most recently, DeWert was 8th in the nation at Fourth Level.


  • Trained extensively in Germany; with Conrad Schumacher in 1998, 1999 and 2000, and with Klaus Balkenhol in 2011.

  •  Worked with many Olympic riders, trainers and judges including Henk van Bergen, Bo Jena, Scott Hassler, Axel Steiner, Volker Moritz and more.


  • Represented the U.S. at the North American Young Rider Championships from 1988 through 1991.


  • Received the Major Anders Lindgren Scholarship granted by the Dressage Foundation in 1999, the Asmis Scholarship in 1997 and 1999 and the New England Dressage Association Award in 1997 and 1999.


  • Selected as a demonstration rider in numerous USDF National Symposiums and USDF Trainers Conferences.


  • Organized and volunteered for many Young Rider programs. Served as Young Rider Coordinator on the CDA (Connecticut Dressage Association) board for numerous years, volunteered as roving trainer for many years at Northeast Junior Young Rider Championships and donated lessons to NEDA's (New England Dressage Association) regional Young Rider program for many years.


  • Many article contributions to Dressage Today magazine.