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About Jenn Tirrell

Jenn grew up riding and showing on the A-rated circuit. As a junior rider, she qualified for and earned ribbons at the USEF Medal Finals held at the Penn National Horse Show, the ASPCA Maclay Finals held at Madison Square Garden and the USET Finals held at the United States Equestrian Team. Jenn also rode horses to top honors in the junior hunter and junior jumper divisions at the Winter Equestrian Festival, Devon and Lake Placid. Early in her career, Jenn rode with notable equestrians Emil Spadone and Leo Conroy, and later went on to work with Cynthia Hankins, Ellen Rait and George Morris.

After graduating from the University of Lynchburg in Lynchburg, VA, Jenn went on to work at Stepping Stone Farm in Ridgefield, CT. While there, she trained and showed several horses, and taught and coached riders at all levels. In addition, Jenn assisted in managing USEF rated horse shows. After her departure from Stepping Stone, Jenn moved to Middleburg, VA to work with Sue Lyman at West Riding Stable, where she concentrated on training and showing young horses. She also assisted in handling the stallion, Simbalu, for breeding. After spending time in Virginia, Jenn decided to strike out on her own in New Jersey, where she opened her own hunter/jumper business—Signature Limited.

While running her own successful operation, she coached riders to major wins at events such as the USEF Pony Hunter Finals, The National Horse Show, the USEF Medal Finals, the ASPCA Maclay Finals, Zone II Hunter Finals and Marshall & Sterling Finals. Jenn also rode many horses to wins in the Pre-Green, First-Year and Second-Year Green Hunter divisions. In addition to the hunters, she also rode many horses to top ribbons in various jumper divisions up and down the East Coast.

Jenn also spent time at Chicago’s Springfield Stables. She helped design and develop Springfield into a competitive Hunter/Jumper facility. She was involved with many of the construction details including the farm layout and design. Jenn managed the 50-stall facility in addition to acting as Head Trainer. As the head trainer Jenn trained and showed a number of young hunters and jumpers, as well as, worked with many junior and adult riders.

After spending a few years in Chicago Jenn moved back to Middleburg, VA where she focused mainly on developing young horses for the h/j rings and she rode for Huntland Farm. Jenn has a variety of experience in the hunter/jumper industry such as: owner and manager of the Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show which is a Thoroughbred only show. This show is under new ownership and management, Managing Director of Hunter Programs at the USHJA and a rider for Rivers Edge Farm. Jenn enjoys working with riders in a clinic setting. She is also a “r” USEF Judge.

Jenn is now back in NJ and considers herself “home.”
She is excited to start the next chapter of riding, showing and training hunter/jumper riders and horses at Signature Stables.