Jaclyn Meinen




Jaclyn is a Grand Prix Dressage Trainer with 82 qualifying FEI scores.  She has extensive experience in starting and developing horses, as well as competing in USDF dressage shows with a record 20 horses since 2002.

  • USDF Bronze Medal in 2007
  • USDF Silver Medal in 2007
  • USDF Silver Freestyle Bar in 2011
  • USDF Gold Medal in 2012

She is a NAJYRC  gold medalist

Jaclyn operates and maintains a high quality full service equestrian business for clients seeking dressage instruction, as well as training, lodging & care for their horses, and/or the sale & purchase of dressage horses appropriate to their riding ability and goals.

  • Starts and trains horses to Grand Prix
  • Provides Dressage instruction to beginning riders up to Grand Prix
  • Coaches students to top honors, including juniors, young riders, and amateurs
  • Competes in dressage competitions, including FEI, taking top honors
  • Acquires and sells horses for clients


Additional Information

Timeline of Complete Equestrian Experiences


  • 2017 to present ~ training with Olympic medalist and 4 star FEI judge Charlotte Bredahl, Wellington FL
  • 2014 to 2017 ~ trained with Marie Meyers, Moorpark, CA
  • 2004 to 2014 ~ trained with Kathleen Raine and David Wightman, Murrieta, CA
  • 2003-2005 ~ trained with Hilda Gurney, Moorpark, CA


  • January, 2016 ~ Selected to attende the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program in West Palm Beach, FL; also selected to receive a grant from The Dressage Foundation for these events
  • 2010 to present ~ Successfully developed her own a full service equestrian business, Jaclyn Meinen Dressage, starting horses and training to Grand Prix, providing instruction for clients from Pony Club to Grand Prix including coaching for competitions, as well as operating a full service sale barn
  • 2010 to 2014 ~ Trained and successfully competed on my competition horse, Klickitat, from Third Level to Grand Prix
  • December, 2012 ~ recipient, USDF Gold Medal
  • May, 2012 ~ qualified and was invited to compete in the 2011/2012 USEF National Young Adult Brentina Cup; one of 12 riders nationally to receive an invitation
  • December, 2011 ~ recipient, USDF Silver Freestyle Bar
  • 2008 to 2012 ~ Trained and successfully competed on her competition horse, Rivaal, from First Level to Grand Prix
  • June, 2010 to 2012 ~ Groom/Working Student for Kathleen Raine and David Wightman, Adventure Farms, Murrieta, CA
  • August, 2007 to June, 2010 ~ Rider/Trainer for Red Hawk Ranch, Murrieta, CA
  • June, 2010 ~ selected as participant, USEF Developing Rider Talent Search training session with Debbie McDonald, Epona Farms, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • December, 2007 ~ recipient, USDF Silver Medal
  • August, 2007 ~ member, NAJYRC Gold Medal Team, Lexington, VA
  • February, 2007 ~ recipient, KWPN of North America Willy Arts Award
  • December, 2007 ~ recipient, USDF Bronze Medal
  • September, 2006 ~ recipient, USDF All Breed Jr/YR Award, KWPN of North America, Fourth Level, 2nd place
  • August, 2006 ~ member, NAJYRC Region 7 Team, Lexington, VA
  • June, 2006 ~participant, NAJYRC USDF Region 7 FEI Jr/YR Clinic with Debbie Mc Donald, Elk Grove, CA
  • October, 2006 ~ groom for David Wightman at Klaus Balkenhol’s training facility, in Rosendahl, Germany
  • December, 2005 ~ groom for David Wightman at the USDF Klaus Balkenhol Symposium, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2004-2005 ~ USEF National Dressage Seat Medal Champion, Lexington, KY
  • July 2003 ~ participant, International Academy of Equestrian Studies

two-week course, Warndorf, Germany

  • October, 2003 ~ USEF (USA Equestrian at the time) Region 7 Dressage Equitation Seat Medal Champion, Rancho Murieta, CA
  • April 2003 ~ winner, Dressage High Point, Interscholastic Equestrian League of Orange County, CA
  • January, 2003 ~ demonstration rider for Hilda Gurney, USDF Judges Forum, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2001-2005 ~ participant in various clinics:  Axel Steiner, international judge; Stephan Kiessewetter, director of the International Academy of Equestrian Studies in Warndorf, Germany; Jill Hassler-Scoop, clinician and expert on biodynamics; Cynthia Collins, Luna Tunes Freestyles freestyle designer and choreographer; Mary De Boros, clinician and expert on biodynamics