With over 30 year of experience in the horse industry Jenni has built a resume that showcases a career of successfully competing at the highest levels of competitive show jumping.
2014 - her first FEI World Cup Final appearance in Lyon, France.
2017 - her second FEI World Cup Final in Omaha, Nebraska.
2018 - her third FEI World Cup Final qualification in Paris, France.
2019 - Jenni competed on the US Equestrian Nations Cup Team held at Thunderbird, British Columbia.
2020 - her fourth FEI World Cup Final qualification which was to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Born and raised in Southern California, Jenni began taking riding lessons from her older sister Cecily at the age of three. Her wellrounded education started early with pony club, going on to compete in Dressage, 3 Day Eventing, Barrel Racing and Horse Racing. As a teenager, Jenni rode on both the Junior Nations Cup Team and the Zone Ten Region Team. Her diverse equestrian background along with nearly 30 years of experience serve as the foundation for her professional career today as both a competitive rider and trainer.
Jenni’s focus is to reach the World Cup Finals of Show Jumping every 3 out of 5 years. She is also pursuing opportunities to qualify and ride for the US Equestrian Team at Nations Cup Events, World Equestrian Games, Pan Am Games and ultimately the Olympics.
Behind every great rider stands a great coach. With over 40 years of experience Steve has been highly successful at coaching riders and training horses up to the international level, to include his wife Jenni. He is well respected in the horse community not only as an accomplished Coach, but also for his extensive knowledge related to equine muscular anatomy and methods used to effectively activate muscle groups that optimize a horse’s performance . This knowledge serves as one of the pillars of their unique training program for horses and riders competing at any level.
Horses have been a part of his life since working on his parents’ quarter horse farm in Connecticut. As a farrier working on show jumpers, Steve became fascinated with the discipline. That fascination led to him building a successful East Coast sales barn called Highborn Horse Park, located in Southbury, CT. In 1993 when Jenni Martin relocated to his facility, he immediately recognized her natural talent, skill and drive to become an elite rider. Over the course of nearly 30 years they have enjoyed tremendous success at the international level of competitive show jumping while building a successful training and sales business.
In 2021, Jenni and Steve moved their training facility to Ocala, Florida. They are located just 10 minutes from The World Equestrian Center and HITS showgrounds.