Meet Jacqui Miller
Winchester the barn greeter.
Jasmin the barn overseer.
I started riding at the Skidmore College’s Van Lennep Riding Center when I was 10 years old. There I began I life long love and appreciation of the art of communication between the horse and rider. I have since spent my life learning about horses how they think and how they work, how people think and work and how to bring the two together.
I have competed on the east coast in both the Hunters and the Jumpers venturing for a while into the Eventing and Dressage arenas. I have worked with trainers like Michael Matz, Max Gahwyler, Eric Horgan, Isa Alvarado, and great teachers like Sally Swift who taught Centered Riding, Peter Paine who taught Body Awareness and Susan Harris who teaches and writes about every aspect of horsemanship. I learned to be a well-rounded teacher by being a well-rounded student.
I have taught at Skidmore College in Saratoga, New York and Ethel Walker School a prep school in Simsbury, Connecticut, Hunters Run and R.E.D. Equestrian Training Center both in Connecticut. I helped build R.E.D. ETC to a level where we held monthly shows and events on the first recognized cross-country course beginner through training level in the state of Connecticut.
I pride myself on my understanding of multiple disciplines and feel my understanding allows me to help focus the horse and rider to an area that best suits the combination.
I have my Equine studies degree from Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, New York and I am CERTIFIED by the AMERICAN RIDING INSTRUCTOR’S ASSOCIATION as a Level II Hunt Seat Instructor. The ARIA is the only certification process in the US that requires written testing as well as proven experience with video taped lessons scrutinized by a panel of well respected professionals. And finally I am a professional in good standing with the United States Equestrian Federation and the United States Hunter Jumper Association.