Jennie is an advanced, extremely accomplished rider and trainer. Originally from Sweden, Jennie learned her disciplines as a young rider and then trained throughout Europe while developing her boarding, training, and riding business, Class Act Farm.
Jennie has reached top rider status in the world of Eventing and was short listed for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the 2000 Sydney Games. Jennie has competed throughout the country and is a 5-time competitor at the Rolex 3-day event in Lexington, Kentucky, which is one of the premier eventing competitions in the world.
Jennie has trained some of the top Junior and Adult riders for Eventing and the Hunter/Jumpers. Her students have excelled on and off the horse as Jennie trains with both the sport and the rider's personal growth as her goals. With her understanding of the horse and rider relationship, Jennie is able to bring out the best and provide the most enjoyment for horse and rider.
A lifelong equestrian, Kathleen started riding on camp horses and then purchased her own pony. With her pony, Leprechaun, Kathleen was Maine State Pony Jumper Champion. Involvement in 4-H led to Kathleen and Leprechaun being chosen to represent the State of Maine at the New England 4-H Show in Springfield, Massachusetts.
After graduating from high school, Kathleen went to Porlock Vale Riding School in England where she received British Horse Society Instructor and Stable Manager Certifications. Returning to Maine, Kathleen ran her own boarding, riding and training business for the next 20 years.
The internship program at Class Act Farm has been developed by Jennie over the past 20 years. It has been internationally recognized with interns coming from Sweden, Germany, France, and South Africa. This also includes an after school program for those local to the Orlando area. Jennie's program encourages independent thinking and an emphasis on the application of real world equine knowledge to prepare them for a career in the industry. Interns are selected based on their ability to provide detailed care to top competition horses as well as their desire to learn new training techniques. The training program that Jennie provides for the interns provides a strong foundation of applied riding skills on the flat and over fences. Interns leave with world class riding knowledge, a lifelong mentor in Jennie, and enduring friendships with each other.