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Jennifer Mutchler is a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist

Jennifer began riding at the age of three, on her sisters wily pony named Tex. She began weekly riding lessons at the age of eight, and was active in the local 4-H Club throughout much of her childhood. Her show career began in 1981, where she won her very first class aboard Moose, a Percheron Cross.

Since then she has competed throughout the region in Dressage up to Grand Prix Level, as well as Hunter/Jumper competitions, Breed Shows, and Warmblood Inspections. Her passion has always been for Dressage, however she also enjoys applying her knowledge to other disciplines.

Upon graduating High School, she began working full time at Ascot Riding Center in Ipswich, Mass. From there she took a position managing Evenstride, Ltd in Byfield, Mass. Then she became assistant manager of Myopia Hunt Club Stables in Hamilton, Mass., training and caring for the hunt horses as well as the foxhounds. In 1996 she was offered a managers position at Destinaire Farm, in Hume Virginia. There she was responsible for all aspects of the Warmblood breeding farm, from foaling out the broodmares to breaking and training the young horses under saddle. After the owner decided to dissolve the business, she was responsible for the dispersal sale, selling off most of his stock. She then took a working student position with Libby Anderson, gaining valuable experience riding "upper level" Dressage. She has also trained with Cat Hoffman, Mary Howard, Gerd Zuther, Linda Smith, Jeremy Beale (U.S. Dressage Federation gold medalist and former international and Olympic event rider for Great Britain), Ulf Wiltfang (Ulf holds his Bereiter [Professional Rider], Berufsreitlehrer [Instructor and Trainer for Professionals] and Reitmeister [chef exuyer] degrees from the German National Federation), and Axel Steiner (FEI 'O' Judge). More recently she has worked with Nicole Uphoff (Winner of back-to-back individual Olympic gold medals in Dressage in 1988 and 1992) Patrick Tigchelaar, Betsy Steiner, Nicholas Fyffe, and Michael Barisone.

In the late 90's she went back to school full-time, earning her MCSE in Computer Networking. Upon graduation of Computer Learning Center  in 2001, she began working at Airbus North America as a Network Technician. After meeting her husband and the birth of their first child, Jennifer decided it was time to return to horses. Scott and Jennifer purchased a farm in Catlett, Virginia where they currently reside with son Jacob and stepson Sam. Her business focuses on Dressage lessons and training, but she also has several sales prospects, as well as having a limited number of Warmblood foals each year. In 2010 she earned her USDF Bronze Medal rider award, in 2011 earned her USDF Silver Medal award, and in 2016 she earned her USDF Gold Medal rider award.

 

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