Jean Hedges AHG Member who lives in the Brooksville area just north of Tampa, Florida won the beautiful German Martingale contributed by Arabian Horse Global live streaming advertiser Dick Faulkner of Faulkner’s Saddlery as the August, 2011 Member Prize.
“I have worked for Christy Higman-Clements, Jack Thomas and Springwater Farms among others,” Jean says. “Now I have my own three-acre place in Florida and I am training Arabians, Half-Arabians, Quarter Horses and Paints and coaching adult amateur riders.
My experience is varied and I’ve worked with a lot of different breeds, including gaited horses. I’ve worked at a stallion station as well. Among the events we attend in Florida are the Florida Ranch Horse competitions, a new, energetic group that is tied in with the American Ranch Horse Association.”
Throughout the season Jean participates in mini-clinics with her clients to help them brush up for the shows and to build personal confidence in their riding and exhibiting.
“We have a terrific time at the clinics.” Jean notes. “It’s a great way to help the riders you are coaching make real progress in preparing for the shows.”
“When I saw the contest on Arabian Horse Global,” says Jean, “I thought … ‘What the heck? It can’t hurt!’ I have included a picture of me riding one of my favorite training horses ‘Gunner’. He is a four-year-old Paint gelding owned and loved by the PerseoPerseo family.”
Jean Hedges trains and coaches in the Tampa area and can be reached at (352) 442-2354
Faulkner’s Saddlery is a major advertiser and sponsor with Arabian Horse Global. Dick Faulkner carries one of the largest and finest selections of training equipment in North America.
Faulkner’s Saddlery website is at www.faulknersaddlery.com or call 1-800-821-5524.