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Jennifer Hoffmann

Successful International Grand Prix Rider

 

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  • German Bereiter FN

  • German Golden Riders Medal (Goldenes Reiterabzeichen)

  • German Riding License Class I (Leistungsklasse D1)

  • USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist

  • Multiple Horse-of-the-Year Awards

  • USEF Long Listed Grand Prix Rider

  • Medal Winner German Young Horse Championships (Bundeschampionate)

  • FEI Young Horse Specialist-Multiple times Finalist @ World Young Horse Championships

     

 

 

Growing up in California, Jennifer Hoffmann’s roots in horsemanship go back to her childhood. As a young girl, she successfully rode and showed eventing horses. But it wasn’t until the age of 16 did her love of dressage truly blossom. Today, Jennifer and her husband Jürgen, himself an accomplished dressage trainer and judge, as well as Jennifer’s personal coach own a very successful training and sales business named German Dressage International, located in Norderhein -Westfahlia, Germany.

In 1990, Jennifer was invited to go to Germany as a working student. Living and working in Germany through 2001, she had the opportunity to train and show several horses to FEI and Grand Prix level with the guidance of her future husband, Jürgen and Mr. Klaus Balkenhol, who later became the U.S. Dressage Team Coach and himself a German Olympic Team and Individual Gold Medalist. During her time in Europe, Jennifer proved herself successful at both the national and international level.  Jennifer was often invited to the DOKR (German Olympic Riding Center) to train with such celebrated clinicians like Mr. Jean Bemelanns, Reitmeister FN and the National Dressage Coach for Spain, now Dressage Coach for France. In 1996, Jennifer received the coveted title of Bereiter (FN) from the German National Federation, and in 1999, was awarded the Most Successful Rider Award at the prestigious Luxembourg Dressage Show.

When she returned to the United States in 2001, Jennifer has had a great number of achievements, including earning her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals, winning Horse of the Year Titels on multiple horses. In 2004 Jennifer qualified horses for both the Intermediaire I and Grand Prix Levels for the USET Olympic Festival of Champions in San Juan Capistrano.

 

In 2006 and 2007, Jennifer again qualified Horses for the Festival of Champions at Gladstone, New Jersey at the Grand Prix level. In 2007, Jennifer was invited to compete at the FEI World Cup Invitational in Las Vegas on Petit Danseur earning a 4th place win. 2008 was another exciting year. Three of her own horses; Rubinio, Farinelli, and Delacroix, finished the competition season with grand results. With Rubinio, her licensed German Westfahlian stallion, she qualified and represented the United States at the FEI World Breeding Championship of Young Horses in Verden, Germany. The pair brought home a 4th place finish out of 39 horses in the small final with scores of 8.06. Farinelli, her then 9 year old Westfalian gelding placed 6th nationally at Intermediare I at the Collecting Gait Farms/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions held in San Juan Capistrano, Ca. And Jennifer’s newest horse, Delacroix, the 6 year old Westfalian gelding, qualified for the 2008 Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships in Kentucky. The pair qualified in 4th place for the championship. During the years 2004 -2010 Jennifer managed to stay on the USEF Long List (B list) Grand Prix and the Developing Horse list( Young Horse & PSG Horse) with multiple horses for many consecutive years thus flying her Horses to Championship competitions in New Jersey (USET Headquarters) and Kentucky Horse Park as well as San Juan Capistrano, CA. Always with very highly decorated results.

 

 

In the Winter of 2010 Jennifer and Jurgen made the move back to Germany because of family reasons. In 2010 Jennifer took on the training, management, and competing of the stallions from Gestuet Letter Berg and the Voss Family. This lead to great success. Not only was Jennifer able to present the Gestuet Letter Berg stallions and her very own stallions at some very prestigious stallion shows, like Vechta, Aachen, Wickrath, Verden, and Muenster, as well as the Equitana Stallion show in Essen/GER, but also had great success in the competition arena. In 2011 Jennifer qualified both 5 year old Florentinus by Florestan and 6 year old Ratzinger by Riccione for the FEI World Young Horse Breeding Championships in Verden/Germany, with the amazing result of riding both stallions directly to the Final placing high with top scores. Jennifer was celebrated as Group winner on Ratzinger  with a score of 8,36!!! Top placings followed on both stallions in the Final.

 

 

 

 

In the same year Jenifer qualified Florentinus and Hofmarschall for the prestigious Bundeschampionat in Warendorf,Germany. Jennifer was able to produce yet again top rides with unthinkable results, with Florentinus she won the Silver Medal and Titel Vize-Champion with a score of 9.2 !!!!! With Hofmarschall 4 year old stallion by Hotline she won the Bronze Medal with a score of 9.0 !!! What a highlight. Jennifer was also able to bring out her stallion Rubinio NRW to his first starts in PSG young horse classes such as Nurnburger Burg Pokal classes with fabulous Top Placings at prestigious shows.

 

In 2012-2014 success continued

In 2012 Florentinus, now 6 years old, qualifies again for FEI World Young Horse Breeding Championships in Verden/GER  with a score of 8,7 !! Florentinus and Jennifer perform high and were rewarded with a trip to the final with top scores. Donna Lisa 3 year old Hannoverian Mare wins the 3 year Old Championship with 8,75 , and qualifies for the prestigious Bundeschampionate in Warendorf/Germany. In 2012 Jennifer qualifies 3 horses for the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf,GER and makes it into the Final with Florentinus. Rubinio NRW makes his International debut at the Small Tour and is rewarded with a top 3rd place in a CDI3* in Stadl Paura, Austria. Jennifer & Rubinio continued on their success path as multiple CDI’s follow with amazing results.

In 2013 Jennifer brings 5 new Top PSG/IntermediaireI and Grand Prix horses into the Competition scene. Zidane, Fairytale, Ramon, Urbain,and Donna Argentina. With these top new clients horses together with Jennifers own Farinelli and Rubinio NRW Jennifer is able to capture top wins at CDN’s and Multiple Top placings and Wins at International CDI*3 and CDI 4* Competitions in Vidauban,France, /Treffen,Austria, /Wattens, Austria/Munich, Perl,and Hagen,Germany, and Joosland,Holland/ Addington , England/ Deauville, France/ and Saumur,France.

 

In 2014 Rubinio NRW makes his debut at Grand Prix and receives not only multiple placings and wins at CDN’s but also makes his International debut at the CDI 4* in Achleiten, AUT  with a 4th place in GP and 3rd in GP Freestyle. Top result for Jennifers young Grand Prix stallion Rubinio whom she has trained up to the top together with her husband Jurgen. Another top athlete is brought into the top Sport. Jennifer and Farinelli along with Egistar, continue to receive top placings in Grand Prix , Grand Prix Special and Freestyle both at CDN’s and CDI3*. In 2013-2014 Jennifer manages to take both Florentinus and Instertanz multiple times to the winners circle at Prix st. George/Intermediaire I with scores well over 70%. Florentinus made his International small tour debut with a Top 3rd Place PSG and 2nd place Intermediaire I in Deauville, France , shortly thereafter a remarkable 3rd place in the Final  w/72% in the FEI World Breeding Young Horse Championships in Verden, GER CDI3* For former WC competitors for 7-8 year olds at Prix st. George level. 

Verden has always been a very special place for Jennifer both on a personal level as well as on a successfull level. This was the reason for the selection of Verden for the Celebration of her acheivements and presentation of her Golden German Reiters badge (Goldenes Reitabzeichen) A medal to be worn in honor of which a rider has accomplished multiple wins at S-level and or multiple placings at Grand Prix level in Germany. This was an amazing presentation and absolute Celebration of all of Jennifers Acheivments so far.

2015 has already started off for Jennifer just as successfull as it ended. At the Prestiges German CDN    K &K Cup in Halle Munsterland show Jennifer rode Farinelli to a 5th place in Grand Prix and 8th in Grand Prix Freestyle with over 70%.....

 

Jennifer continues to prove herself a dedicated horsewoman, rider, trainer, and coach. With each win, she has become one of the countries top up-and-coming competitors

Along with her own horses and those of her clients, Jennifer is very proud to have 'the whole crew' out at horse shows together, it creates a wonderful 'team' feeling which she believes is very important. "We all help each other and that 's what makes up a very strong team", says Jennifer.

 

Jennifer always welcomes students to come and train with her, and is always motivated to help them follow along with their goals and dreams......

 

"Whenever I take a lesson with Jennifer, it’s like she’s sitting right behind me in the saddle. She has an amazing ability to explain what needs to be done, at the precise moment it must be done, and most importantly, why", shared client Lisa Blaufuss.



To contact Jennifer call her  or email her at:
germandressage@aol.com


Career Highlights:

 

2014

 

Rubinio NRW

 

CDI4* Achleiten, Austria  4th Place Grand Prix

CDI4* Acheleiten, Austria 3rd Place Grand Prix Freestyle 71.8%

CDI3* Saumur, France 2nd Place Medium Tour A 69,6%

CDI3* Saumur, France 2nd Place Medium Tour B

CDN Munich, Germany 5th place Grand Prix 68.6%

CDN Hof Bettenrode, Germany 4th place Grand Prix

CDN Ankum, Germany 1st Place Grand Prix

CDN Ankum, Germany 2nd Place Grand Prix

CDN Ankum, Germany 1st Place Intermediaire II

 

Farinelli

 

CDN K & K Cup Halle Munsterland, Germany 5th Place Grand Prix

CDN K & K Cup Halle Munsterland, Germany 8th Place Grand Prix Freestyle 70.8% 

CDI3* Joosland, Holland 7th Grand Prix Freestyle

CDN Ankum, Germany 4th Short Grand Prix

CDN Ankum, Germany 4th Grand Prix

CDN Ankum , Germany 4th Grand Prix Special

 

 

Florentinus V

 

CDI3* Verden, Germany 3rd place Final 72% Prix St George(WC Finalist 7-8yr old)

CDI3* Verden, Germany 5th place Quali 73% Prix St George ( WC 7-8yr old)

CDI3* Deauville, France 3rd place Prix St George

CDI3* Deauville, France 2nd Place Intermediaire I

CDI4* Achleiten, Austria 3rd Place Nurnburger Burg Pokal PSG Special

CDN Coesfeld, Germany 1st Place Prix St George 72%

CDN Haftenkamp, Germany 1st Place Prix St Georg 70.9%

CDN Haftenkamp, Germany 3rd Place Intermediaire I

CDN Dressage Festival Reidhausen, Munich, Germany 1st Place Prix St George 70%

CDN Hof Bettenrode, Germany 5th Place Nurnburg Burg Pokal PSG Special

 

 Instertanz V

 

CDN Dressage Festival Reidhausen, Germany 1st Place Prix St George Special

CDN Dressage Festival Reidhausen, Germany 3rd Place Prix St George

CDN Fröndenberg, Germany 1st Place Prix St George Special

CDN Borken, Germany 1st Place M-Dressur 71,5%

CDN Borken, Germany 2nd Place Prix St George 71,53 %

CDN Ankum, Germany 2nd Place Prix St George 69,5%

 

 2013

 

 

Rubinio NRW

 

CDI3* Vidauban, France  2nd Place Intermediaire I

CDI3* Vidauban, France 3rd Place InermediaireI Freestyle

CDI4* Fritzens, Austria 3rd Place Prix St George 70,2%

CDI4* Fritzens, Austria  4th Place Intermediaire I 70,3%

CDI4* Perl Borg, Germany 4th Place Intermediaire I Freestyle 72,7%

CDI4* Perl Borg, Germany 10th Place Prix St George 68.9%

CDN  Landshut, Germany 2nd Place Prix St George 70.8%

CDN  Landshut, Germany 4th Place Intermediaire I

 

 

 Ramon

 

CDI4* Treffen, Austria 4th Place Prix St George

CDI4* Treffen, Austria 4th Place Intermediaire I 70.2%

CDI4* Treffen, Austria 4th Place Intermediaire I Freestyle 72.7%

CDI4* Munich, Germany 6th Place Prix St George

CDN  Simbach am Inn, Munich 4th Place Intermediaire I

CDN-A* Weikersdorf, Austria 6th Place Prix St George

CDN-A* Weikersdorf, Austria 2nd Place Intermediaire I

CDN-A* Wels, Austria 1st Place Prix St George

 

FairyTale

 

CDI4* Munich,Germany 4th Place Nurnburger Burg Pokal PSG Special

CDI4* Munich, Germany 6th Place Quali Nurnburger Burg Pokal PSG Special

CDI4* Perl-Borg, Germany 5th Place Nurnburger Burg Pokal PSG Special

CDI4* Perl-Borg, Germany 5th Place Quali Nurnburg Burg Pokal PSG Special

CDN-A* Hagau Ingolstadt,Germany 1st Place Prix St George Special 

CDN Landshut, Germany 9th Place 68.9% Prix St George

CDN Landshut, Germany 9th Place 66.8% Intermediaire I

 

Donna Argentina

 

CDN-A* Hagau Ingolstadt, Germany 5th Place Grand Prix

CDN-A* Simbach am Inn 4th Place Grand Prix Special 68%

CDN-A* Simbach am Inn 3rd Place Grand Prix 68.6%

CDN-A* Simbach am Inn 6th Place Intermediaire II

CDN-A* Reinbach,Austria 1st Place IntermediaireII

 

Zidane

 

CDI4* Munich, Germany Nurnburger Burg Pokal 5th Place PSG Special 70,9%

CDN-A* Simbach am Inn, Germany 2nd Place PSG Special

CDN-A* Simbach am Inn, Germany 4th Place Prix St George

CDN-A Wels, Austria 3rd Place Intermediaire I

CDN-A Wels, Austria 7th Place Prix St George

 

2012

 

Florentinus V

 

Verden, Germany Qualified for the 6 yr old FEI World Breeding Young Horse Championships w/8.7

Verden, Germany Qualified for 6 yr old Final  FEI WCYHC w/8.2

Warendorf, Germany , Deutches Bundeschampionat Prelim Test 6yr old 2nd Place with 8.4 !!!

Unna Massen, Germany Qualified for the German Bundeschampionat for 6 yr olds with 8,5 !!

Munster, Germany K & K Cup LVM Championship Finals Prelim Test 1st Place 8,4

Munster,Germany K & K Cup LVM Championship Final Vice-Champion



2008

Farinelli

Qualified - USEF National Developing Young Horse Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky

2008 Collecting Gait Farms/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions at San Juan Capistrano, Ca. Placed 6th overall at Intermediare I

Champion USDF All Breed Award for the Westfahlen Horse Association in Prix St. George and Intermediare

Mid Winter Dressage CDI***-W Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 3rd place-Prix St. George

Mid Winter Dressage CDI*-W, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 4th place-Intermediare I

Festival of the Horse CDI***, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 1st place-Intermediare I Freestyle

Festival of the Horse CDI***, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 3rd place-Prix St. Georges

Festival of the Horse CDI***, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Reserve Champion-Intermediare 1

USEF High Performance Qualifier, Dressage Getaway, Indio, Ca, Champion-Prix St. George

USEF Developing Horse Champion, Dressage Getaway USEF High Performance Qualifier, Indio, Ca

Named to the USET/USEF Developing Horse List

Rubinio

Qualified for the FEI 6 year old division, Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky

 

Qualified and represented the United States at the FEI World Breeding Championship of Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany. Jennifer and Rubinio brought placed 5th out of 39 horses in the small Final with a score of 8.06

Delacroix

Qualified for the FEI 6 year old division, Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky

USDF Horse of the Year Award- FEI 6 year olds, 4th place overall with Delacroix

Ricci One

Qualified for the FEI 5 year old division, Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky

Petit Danseur

Mid Winter Dressage CDI***-W, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 7th place-Grand Prix

Mid Winter Dressage CDI***-W, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 5th place-Grand Prix Special

Festival of the Horse CDI*-W, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 5th place-Grand Prix

Festival of the Horse CDI*-W Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 3rd place-Grand Prix Freestyle


2007

Petit Danseur

DG Bar Dressage USET/USEF Qualifier, Reserve Champion-Grand Prix

DG Bar Dressage USET/USEF Qualifier, Champion-Grand Prix Special

Las Vegas FEI World Cup Grand Prix Invitational, 4th place,

2007 Collecting Gait Farms/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions at Grand Prix, Placed 8th overall nationally

Jennifer and Petit Danseur are named to the USET/USEF Dressage Long List for the third year in row

Farinelli

2007 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championships, Lexington, Kentucky, ranked 4th in the nation/3rd in qualifying

 

2006

Petit Danseur

CDS/USDF Great American Bankers Championships, Keen Memorial Trophy awarded for Highest Combined Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle Average

CDS/USDF Great American Insurance Group Championships, Champion-Grand Prix Horse of The Year

CDS/USDF Great American Insurance Group Championships, Reserve Champion-Grand Prix Freestyle

 

Woodside CDI*** USET Qualifier, Champion-Grand Prix Freestyle

Woodside CDI*** USET Qualifier, Reserve Champion-Grand Prix

Pebble Beach CDI*** USET Qualifier, Champion-Grand Prix Freestyle

Pebble Beach CDI*** USET Qualifier, Champion-Grand Prix

Del Mar CDI*** Grand Prix Sweepstakes, Reserve Champion-Grand Prix,

Dressage at Flintridge USET High Performance Qualifier, 3rd place-Grand Prix,

Dressage at Flintridge USET High Performance Qualifier, Reserve Champion-Grand Prix Special

 

2005

Petit Danseur

Dressage Affaire USET Qualifier, 4th place-Grand Prix

Dressage Affaire USET Qualifier, 3rd place-Grand Prix Special

Named to the USET Long List with Petit Danseur

Herzberg

Rancho Murrieta CDI*** USET Qualifier, 5th place-Grand Prix

 



Rancho Murrieta CDI*** USET Qualifier, 3rd place-Grand Prix Special

Dressage at Flintridge USET Qualifier, 4th place-Grand Prix

G2 Rondo

USDF 3rd Level Horse of the Year with an average score of 72%

2004

Dressage Affaire USET Qualifier, Winner- Most Classical Rider Award

Petit Danseur

Rancho Murrieta CDI*** USET Qualifier, Champion- Intermediare I

Dressage Affaire USET Qualifier, Champion-PSG, Intermediare I, and Intermediare I Freestyle

Dressage Affaire USET Qualifier, Winner of the prestigious Déjà Vu Memorial Trophy

USET Festival of Champions and Olympic Selection Trials, San Juan Capistrano, Ca. 8th-Intermediare I Championship

Pebble Beach CDI***, High Point Champion- Intermediare II

Herzberg

Pebble Beach CDI***USET Qualifier, Champion-Prix St. George

Pebble Beach CDI*** USET Qualifier, Champion-Intermediare I

Pebble Beach CDI*** USET Qualifier , Champion Intermediate I Freestyle

Pebble Beach CDI***, High Point CDI Champion

Pik’s Pride

Pebble Beach CDI***, Winner of the Prix St. Georges Perpetual Trophy

 

Pebble Beach CDI-W***, High Point winner Prix St. George Open Show with a 72%

Del Mar National Horse Show CDI-W***, High Point winner Fourth Level Open Division

2003

Petit Danseur

USDF Region 7 HOY Intermediare I Champion

CDS Horse of the Year Intermediare I Reserve Champion

Del Mar National Horse Show CDI***, FEI High Point Award with an overall score of 73%

Facet

USDF Region 7 HOY Intermediare I Reserve Champion

Herzberg

Rancho Murrieta CDI*** USET Qualifier, Reserve Champion-Prix St. George

Pebble Beach CDI***, Reserve Champion Prix St. George

Pebble Beach CDI***, Champion Intermediare I Freestyle,

Endor

USDF/ABIG Region 7 HOY Championships, Intermediare II Champion

 

Additional Career Highlights

Pik's Pride, the black Oldenburg Stallion is selected to represent Professionals’ Choice products in their 2008 national ad campaign

Published articles by Jennifer Hoffmann:

"Dressage—Preserving the Natural Beauty of Our Sport", Ride Magazine, February, 2006

"The Wonderful Walk", Practical Horseman, May 2007 
http://www.equisearch.com/article/bridgingreins_050107
 

 

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