Welcome to Lindsay Jenkins Dressage
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Please feel free to look at all the pages to see what goes on here at Kintbury Park Farm and particularly the 'News' page, which keeps everyone up to date with the horses, their training and life in general.
With the facilities available here, set in the beautiful Berkshire countryside, we aim to provide you with a first-class service offering dressage training, livery and training packages. Also flat work training is available for event and jumping horses.
We know that here at Kintbury Park Farm all horses, owners and riders will benefit from exceptional personal service.
I look forward to meeting you.
Although born in Yorkshire into a farming community, horses were not the top priority at home as both of my parents were business people. However, it soon became apparent that horses were top priority for me!
It all started with my first pony, Bracken, a very tiny Dartmoor who was extremely good at putting his head down to eat whilst I was riding, and then me leaving by the front door! From there I progressed to being taught 'equitation' by Colonel Hodgson who was ex-cavalry and an Instructor of the Horse. That was when I got my first pair of proper jodhpurs.
Col. Hodgson seemed particularly grand to me, but taught me how to sit in the saddle, my leg position and where my hands should be. That has stood me in good stead all my riding life. However I always wanted to ride bigger and better horses as can be seen from the photo of me at 9 years of age sitting on Fortune, one of Col. Hodgson's horses. Being informed by my parents that if I wanted to ride horses, then I must finance the horses myself, led me down the path to being a lawyer. So I stopped riding horses at the age of 14 and having completed my education, got my first job, signed my articles I then immediately marched into the bank next door to the office and asked for a loan to buy a horse.
I was back riding again.
My immediate focus was on eventing and armed with two very talented event horses I was lucky enough to work and train with Henrietta Knight for a number of years. Having reached 4* level with one of the horses Hen suggested that I ask Ferdi Eilberg for help with the dressage phase of eventing. Well - that completely changed my perspective on horses, competing and training - I was fascinated by dressage, resulting in me making a complete career change and move exclusively to dressage in the early 1990's.
Under the tutelage and guidance of Ferdi Eilberg came my international dressage debut in 1993, with the Lippizaner mare, Felicia. Following this debut came many national and international successes with a number of horses. With the Danish stallion Tapster, we achieved qualifying marks to be considered for the Europeans in 1997, and were invited to compete in Italy just before Tapster's untimely death. Pikanja, the Oldenburg mare had many international successes winning at the CDIO Warsaw and gaining three top places in the Vienna CDI, and Apollo the Dutch gelding gave me many successful outings.
Since the late 1990's I have sought help from trainers in Germany and for the last seven years I have worked exclusively with the three time German Professional Riders Champion, Hartwig Burfeind, from whom I purchased the medium level mare, Senorita II. Although Senorita was not straightforward to begin with, we did develop a very promising partnership and in 2011 saw a very special beginning with marks in the Grand Prix approaching 70%, leading to invitations to both Hickstead and Hartpury CDI's. This was providing an opportunity to challenge for team selection. However, this was not to be as Senorita tragically died in 2011. The impact for me was immense, to the point of me completely giving up with horses.
In spite of this, in the autumn of 2011, Hartwig presented me with the chance of a new horse to ride, a stallion by Diamond Hit, Diamonit II. Mike secured the purchase of Diamonit II and we were off again on the horse roller coaster! Unfortunately, due to my health challenges over the past two years we have yet to grace the competition arena, but we are working hard at home towards fulfilling the evident potential he shows.
I am fascinated by the teamwork and relationship needed with the horse, in order to deal with the constant challenges, solving the problems and then working daily afresh, so that the horses feel happy and comfortable and they can then perform at their best.
Lindsay's career has spanned the disciplines of Dressage and formally Three Day eventing, she switched exclusively to dressage in the early 1990's.
During Lindsay's time as a pupil of Ferdi she enjoyed international success with the Oldenburg mare Pikanja, winning as far away as the CDIO in Warsaw & gaining three top places in the Vienna CDI.
List 1 Dressage Judge, FEI 3/4* Event Judge, an Accredited Coach with British Dressage, an appointed Central Regional Trainer for British Dressage a UKCC Level 3 Dressage Coach and working towards my UKCC Level 4.
In addition, I have been able to combine my extensive experience with the approach adopted by some of Germany's foremost riders, Hartwig Burfeind, Holga Finken and Herbert Boger.
I believe that I have the ability to help others from Preliminary level to Grand Prix Because of the very solid training foundation I have derived from training with Henrietta Knight and Ferdi Eilberg.