Jenn Collins

Instructor

Trainer

Jenn Collins has been a rider for over 30 years with experience in English, Western, Jumping, Eventing, and Dressage. Working at barns and ranches to earn her lessons and training time throughout her life, Jenn has been involved in a vast variety of riding styles and facilities including trail training, racetrack experience, and endurance riding.

Additionally, Jenn has volunteered for almost 20 years at non-profit facilities supporting socially/economically handicapped youth, rescue horse programs, and at P.A.T.H. certified Therapeutic Riding Centers on both the East Coast and in California, Jenn has contributed and learned from her dedication to being of service through sharing her passion and personal source of therapy with horses.

In 2011, Jenn accomplished her teacher certification through P.A.T.H. International as a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with the support of Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Petaluma, California where she became a regular weekly Saturday instructor. Working with people of all ages who are differently abled to learn to ride horses for 7 years, Jenn has honed her teaching skills to accommodate children and adults from their first time horse experience through beginner jumping. Her certification is current and involves maintaining yearly continuing education hours in horsemanship, special needs education, and riding/teaching skills as well as having a current CPR/First Aid certification.

With a deeply ingrained belief in the soul nourishing value of riding horses, Jenn strives to make riding and horses accessible to all who want to learn. Starting her own training and teaching business has been a dream come into realization for Jenn who is inspired to be sharing her gratitude for daily work with horses with mutually supportive team and barn.


While currently teaching at Rancho De Los Amigos, a facility not approved to accommodate physically disabled riders, Jenn teaches riding as a physical and emotional sport for all students. Instilling healthy confidence, increasing strength and endurance as well as feeling the connection with the horse riding partner are key elements to beginning the journey of learning to ride as an equine/human partnership.