Jenni has a tremendous talent for preparing horses to excel at the Grand Prix level. She has trained and competed on numerous horses that under her guidance perform at the top of their game. Many of these horses have moved on to successful careers with other professional and amateur riders.
At the age of three, Jenni’s first instructor was her older sister Cecily. This student-teacher relationship lasted into her teens – Cecily trained young horses, including Toy Soldier and Apple Annie, for Jenni to ride.
As a junior, Jenni did dressage work with Franz Rohvansky. She competed successfully in Three-Day-Eventing up to the preliminary level, taking clinics with Bruce Davidson. As a junior rider in Southern California, she placed 2nd in the Pacific Coast Hunter Jumper Association Junior Jumper Finals. She was selected by USET for jumping clinics given by Olympic Gold Medalist, Joe Fargis, and rode in a number of clinics given by the eminent hunter-jumper trainer, George Morris.
At sixteen, as a member of the Gold Medal West Coast Team, Jenni and her horse Apple Annie, helped her team to win the CSIOJ Junior Nations Cup. She also took the Individual Bronze Medal. The following year, she and Apple Annie competed for the AHSA Zone Ten region team at the North American Continental Young Riders competition, pulling out the Silver Medal for the USA by jumping the only double-clean rounds of the day.
In 1993 Jenni met Steve McAllister, who owned and ran Highborn Horse Park in Southbury, Connecticut. Soon they became partners in the sales, training and showing end of the business. In 2003 they moved to Southern California, where they developed their successful coaching and training program and continue to acquire and train top horses to compete nationally and internationally. In 2014, Jenni and Steve traveled to Lyon, France, where Jenni made her first FEI World Cup Final appearance with Granville Equine’s Casseur de Prix. She has since gone on to qualify for the FEI World Cup Finals two more times in 2017 and 2018 with Legis Touch the Sun.
Jenni McAllister in the News
Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Sacramento - Interview with Jenni Martin-McAllister FEI World Cup™ Jumping Sacramento - Jenni Martin-McAllister KIM F. MILLER 2:44 Interview with Jenni Martin-McAllister, second placed rider at FEI World Cup™ Jumping [...]
by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 20, 2017, 3:30 PM EST Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the eight athlete/horse combinations that will represent the United States at the 2017 LONGINES FEI World [...]
Postcard: Jenni Martin McAllister Makes a Rankings Move Up with LEGIS Touch the Sun at Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Calgary
By Erin Gilmore for Practical Horseman A Californian makes her trip north to Calgary worthwhile, scoring a big win on a special horse. October 30, 2016 -- Jenni Martin McAllister and LEGIS Touch the Sun [...]
By Marie Brock for Chronicle of the Horse When Jenni Martin-McAllister started 2014, the Longines 2014 FEI World Cup Final wasn’t in her crosshairs. But on April 10, she boarded a plane to Lyon, France, [...]