About the RiderJennifer Truett is a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Certified Instructor through 2nd level, "L" Graduate "with distinction", Silver and Bronze Medalist, Silver and Bronze Freestyle Bar recipient, past NAYRC (now NAJYRC) competitor, and active rider, trainer and competitor in Dressage. She also served as the USDF Region 2 Youth Council Coordinator for two years. She has been an elected USDF Region 2 Participating Member Delegate since 2010 and held the position of USDF Region 2 Education Chair for two years.
Jen has been on horseback ever since she could sit up unsupported as an infant (riding in front of her mother supported by her mother's arms). She has competed horses in many disciplines starting with a childhood of showing Quarter Horses in western, hunt seat, reining, barrels, jumping, trail, pleasure driving and showmanship. She also competed in saddleseat, hunter/jumper, and eventing until she found her heart's desire in the ideal sport for the obsessive-compulsive perfectionist...dressage.
Jen earned both a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (1995) and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice Research (1997) from Wright State University, Fairborn, Ohio. She started a consulting company working with the Dayton (OH) Police Department in the Domestic Violence (DV) Squad. Jennifer quickly realized that a streamlined data tracking system would help investigators track DV offenses more efficiently, so she developed software that was sold to multiple police departments, prosecutor's offices and the US Air Force. The USAF's request to "Web-enable" their software led her to connect with the defense contracting company, James Gregory Associates, where she eventually became VP of Business Development for the Washington DC Region. In 2006, she realized her heart was really in the horse business and she decided to use the business, networking, management and marketing skills she'd developed to run her own equine corporation, Dancing Horse Farm.
Jen prides herself on starting and training her own competition horses that she buys as untrained youngsters. All of her horses have won numerous individual competition high score awards, Regional and USDF Year End Championships.
ContactDancing Horse Farm, OH
4080 Weisenberger Rd.
Lebanon, OH 45036