Jennifer Rose was raised in Lake Orion, MI where riding horses was no stranger to her, even as a small child. By the time she was only seven, she was competing in the hunter/jumper discipline taking home the gold! By 15, the walls in Jens bedroom were painted by blue and red ribbons, lightly speckled with white. Always a hard worker, she decided purchase her first horse using money earned working in an old backyard barn nestled deep in the country. By 18, Jennifer was scouted to go professional. Her days were soon filled teaching horseback riding lessons, running summer camps, breaking horses, and even retraining old racehorses off the track, which eventually paid her way through college.
After graduating college Jennifer Rose moved to Virginia in pursuit of further advancing her knowledge and experience as an equine professional. It was at this time that Jennifer decided to explore the medical aspect of horses, and bravely undertook this change in concentration. For the next three years Jennifer Rose studied equine medicine with firsthand field experience. Jennifer was employed by The Oaks Equine as a veterinary technician, one of the largest equine veterinarians in the Tidewater region.
Jennifer Rose was contacted by a well known breeding farm which housed national level champion show horses. The farm asked Jennifer to come work for them, starting young horses under saddle. Following her heart and a deep rooted passion for training horses, Jennifer Rose made it her main focus once more.
Jennifer Rose decided to start her own full time training program. The scope of her work encompassed teaching students and training horses specializing in hunter/jumper. Starting young horses under saddle, teaching liberty work unbridled and & trick training were also areas of Jennifer's main focus.
Jennifer Rose obtained her Harmony Horsemanship certification. Jennifer is always striving to better herself by and riding with fellow trainers and attending/hosting clinics. She has ridden with clinicians such as Lindsey Partridge of Harmony Horsemanship and Olympic silver medalist Greg Best. Jennifer has attended clinics with well-known horsemanship trainers such as Clinton Anderson, Craig Cameron, and Grand Prix Dressage rider & trainer Ben Albright. Jennifer has also been doing work for US warmblood breeders, bringing their young horses along and attending shows & breed inspections along the east coast.
Jennifer Rose partners with Joe Musicaro, founder of Kay's Acres Horseback Riding a 17 time Locals Choice Award recipient. Together they attend/host clinics with clinicians such as Lindsey Partridge of Harmony Horsemanship, Brendan Wise (Classical Dressage), and Sonny Garguilo Natural Horsemanship.
Jennifer Rose & Joe Musicaro embarked on developing a joint training program with Lindsey Partridge (legends champion in mustang training challenge & three time international thoroughbred makeover champion) for Lindsey's feral mustang that originated in Antelope Valley, NV, now boarding at Jennifer & Joe's facility. Lindsey put the care and training of her mustang in the hands of Jennifer & Joe until she can be brought back to Canada where Lindsey resides. Upon Lindsey's departure from the Harmonia Equestrian she exclaimed, "my mustang could not have ended up in a better place, or in better hands."
*Harmonia Equestrian takes the gold as voted number one Equestrian Stable in the Locals Choice Award.
Jennifer Rose and her partner Joe Musicaro attend Equitana USA at Kentucky Horse Park with Lindsey Partridge of Harmony Horsemanship. Upon arrival Joe successfully completes his Harmony Horsemanship Instructor certification, level one. The next day Jennifer Rose advances from a level three instructor to level four. Together the three perform demonstrations throughout the weekend to include a building confidence demmo where Joe and Jen become engaged. Jen, Joe and Lindsey's demonstration later becomes featured in Sidelines Magazine. During Jen and Joe's haul back to Virginia from Kentucky Horse Park they are contacted in regards to a 17 year old feral Mustang cross who was left in a horse trailer for 3 consecutive days. Joe took the horse in as a rescue of his own, bringing her from feral & untouched to a riding horse in just 14 training sessions-a true testament to Jennifers life long training and teaching methods by taking Joe under her wing as a professional trainer. Just one month later Joe and Jen attended a movie premiere on Broadway in NYC with their personal horses. The two horses displayed the utmost trust and confidence in Jen and Joe as they attended the premiere, and while walking through the hustle and bustle of Times Square & Broadway. Joe and Jen are now slated to attend the 2022 Horse World Expo with Lindsey Partridge.
Jennifer Rose is now a highly sought out horse trainer, having served clients from Canada to Mexico, California to Florida. Jennifer's intuition, patience and loving demeanor provides her with the natural ability to train horses. Her methods are kind and gentle—using the horses language to achieve a connection while also creating a fun environment by using positive reinforcement.
Jennifer continues to mold what she calls "Joe's gift ," as a "natural born horseman." At the conclusion at Equitana USA Lindsey exclaimed, "Joe, you are so talented! The horse world needs your kindness, humor, and spirit."
Through Jennifer's guidance and the guidance of Lindsey Partridge Joe has become an accomplished trainer working hand-in-hand with Jennifer.
Jennifer Rose has a hunger. A hunger to always do better. Better by the horse, better by the client, and bettering herself. She has the humility to not have to be“the best” and to continue an education from “the best.” During a past lesson at Jennifer and Joe's facility taught by Grand Prix Dressage rider & trainer Ben Albright, Ben said in observation of Jen riding; “I have nothing to say, Jen! I have nothing to say!” Ben then muttered to spectators, “Look at her…just look at her…everything I taught her to do yesterday, she’s mastered today… I have nothing left to say.”
Jennifer simply smiled with gratitude and carried on with what she was doing. And that is, what she was born to do.