Testimonials

“Being a working student for Team McAllister is something to be proud of. I have grown more in my riding and work ethic, then I could have imagined. From horsemanship to barn management, it’s a once in a life time learning experience. This is a family, and I count myself lucky to be part of it.”

– Jamie Coleman

“I came to Jenni & Steve with a sale horse I had invested in – he was a mess & they completely turned him around. From the ground up – his feed, his body and his feet were tended to as well as his jump. His form had become inverted and his stride very up and down. All aspects improved immensely in their program.”

– Christina Caruso

“I received insight into the professional side of the sport and learned many interesting things that I did not know as an amateur. I was highly trusted to ride a lot of different horses, thus improving my own skills. I really liked the family environment and that a World Cup level horse would lead a normal horse life at home and hang out with his friends in the paddock. It was the best time in my horse life.”

– Sydney Simpson

“The techniques that are part of Jenni and Steve’s wonderful and successful program have been an absolutely invaluable experience for my horse and for me.”

– Marie Bishop

“Team McCallister is by far one of the best programs I have ever trained with. My horse has quickly advanced with Jenni, he is jumping stronger and higher then he has under any other system. Also, the peace of mind which comes with knowing your horse is receiving the absolute best care, training and treatment from Jenni and Steve is truly invaluable. As a full time student, and now busy professional, I have never worried once about how my horse is being cared for with them. Team McCallister is truly amazing, they check in with me to let me know how my horse is progressing, they are on top of any issues which have arisen, and have made sure his body felt right for the work we are asking him to do. Everyone that works with Jenni and Steve is extremely knowledgeable, the whole team is friendly and drama free. I am very proud to call myself and my horse part of Team McCallister!”

– Rachel Baum

“During my time as a working student at Team McAllister, I received an inside look into how a big barn works and how to take care of grand prix show jumpers. I expanded my knowledge on working with horses and received expert instruction to improve my riding skills. I loved having all those different animals and characters around me, I got to meet new interesting people and also enjoyed grooming for the clients and communicating with them. Since I come from Germany, I was able to broaden my English language vocabulary and learn new words in relation to the horse business. Altogether, it was an interesting and enriching experience I’m very grateful for.”

– Sarah Eckerle

“Nothing is more important to a horse owner than the peace of mind that their horse is happy and being well taken care of at all times. My move to Team McAllister was very last minute. I had just obtained a five-year-old that had been imported from Europe and needed a sufficient facility to board and train him. I immediately thought of Hansen Dam the McAllisters. Having grown up on the competitive show circuit, I always knew who Steve and Jenni McAllister were. As a child I would watch riders like Jenni in the Grand Prix and be absolutely mesmerized. At the shows you could see from afar that Steve and Jenni were an exceptional team. They were two people who’s lives were dedicated to this truly unique sport and they were clearly masters at what they do. I set up an appointment to come see their program and moved my horse the very next day. My involvement with Team McAllister has been a blessing.”

– Anthony Boskovich

“My experience at team McAllister was really good, it was fun working there. Really nice and kind people that I learned a lot from. It was fun to get to ride a lot of different horses, I really appreciate that I got to ride so much and on such nice horses. I really recommend for others to work there!”

– Louise Gunnarsson

“Being a working student for Team McAllister was a fun and rewarding learning experience. It not only made me a better rider and horseman, it also allowed me to learn various facets of the horse industry. Through this, I have been able to grow in more ways then I could have ever imagined.”

– Emily DiRaffaele