Welcome to Team McAllister

Steve and Jenni McAllister are a husband and wife team that offer a comprehensive training program for serious hunter/jumper riders and their horses. Working with riders of all levels and abilities, they specialize in students looking for a high performance program.
Steve and Jenni are committed to growing and promoting horse sports. They enjoy helping both horse and human athletes achieve personal growth through sportsmanship, competitive spirit, independence and teamwork, opening doors to future success.
With a full schedule that includes the top venues on both coasts, we are available for coaching and training at horse shows, teaching at client’s barns, weekend workshops and giving clinics across the country. Openings are available at our farm for clients looking to bring their horse into full training and showing with us on the national circuit.

Jenni McAllister

Born and raised in Southern California, Jenni began taking riding lessons from her older sister Cecily at the age of three. Her well-rounded 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 and experiences serve as the foundation for her professional career today.
Having competed successfully in both international show jumping and hunter derbies for nearly three decades, Jenni continues to bring home top prizes on the domestic Grand Prix circuit and the world stage. In 2014, she made her first FEI World Cup Final appearance in Lyon, France. Her second trip to the World Cup was in Omaha, Nebraska in 2017. She qualified a third time for the Paris, France World Cup in 2018. Jenni competed on the US Equestrian Nations Cup Team at Thunderbird in 2019 followed by a fourth qualification for the 2020 FEI Show Jumping World Cup which was to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jenni’s career focus remains on opportunities to qualify and ride for the US Equestrian Team at Nations Cup Events, World Cup Finals, World Equestrian Games, Pan Am Games and ultimately the Olympics

Steve McAllister

Coach, horseman and farrier, Steve McAllister’s experience is solid from the ground up. Horses have been a part of his life since working on his parents’ quarter horse farm in Connecticut. Working as a farrier on a number of show jumpers, he became fascinated with the discipline. As a result, Steve built a successful East Coast sales barn, Highborn Horse Park. In 1993 when Jenni Martin relocated to his facility, he immediately recognized her natural talent, skill and drive. They  developed a mutually beneficial working relationship and the highly successful association has never faded.

Steve and Jenni continue their quest to bring horses to their fullest potential in the show jumping arena. Based on the German Training System, the method promotes rhythm, looseness and connection along with acceptance of the bit, impulsion, straightness and collection. Because each horse is unique, Steve and Jenni developed different exercises to suit the various horse and rider’s goals. They found that by doing various exercises, muscle development increases, which leads to a happy horse.

The idea for creating such a diverse program grew out of Steve’s experiences helping Jenni develop her international career. The answers they found while surmounting the many stumbling blocks now save their clients headaches, money and time.