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Advanced Saddle Seat Riding Clinic



December 16, 17 & 18, 2011
Jane Bennett during 2007 Advanced Riding Clinic in Burbank, California Jane Lederer Bennett is originally from Lexington, KY, she grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL., where she became involved with saddle horses at the age of seven.  She spent her childhood summers in Kentucky showing horses from such noted farms and stables as Nola Minton’s, Hickory Farm in Barbourville, Rock Creek Riding Club and Winganeek Farm in Lexington with the Late Jim B. Robertson, and again at Rock Creek under the direction of Edward M. Teater. After attending Stephen’s College in Columbia, MO., Ms. Bennett returned to Kentucky and began a career in the Saddlebred Horse industry.  She reside in Shelbyville, where, for the past 28 years she co-owned the Edward R. Bennett Farm and trained horses and riders for upper-level and national competition in the juvenile and saddle seat equitation divisions.
  Jane. Bennett’s equitation riders have accounted for numerous world and national titles over the years including: three winners of the American Horse Shows Association Saddle Seat Medal Finals in Kansas City;  Three winners of the National Horse Shows Saddle Seat Event (the “Good Hands” Championship) at Madison Square Garden in New York City;  two winners of the United Professional Horseman’s Association Challenge Cup National Championship and three winners of the United Professional Horseman’s Association Junior Challenge Cup Championship (Riders 13 and under) both in Kansas City MO.;  The first winner of the United Professional Horseman’s Association Morgan Challenge Cup National Championship and winner of the American Morgan Horse Association Saddle Seat Gold Medal Championship, both in Oklahoma City, OK.  In addition her riders have claimed five Reserve National titles in these various championships.
Jane instructing a rider during advanced riding lesson.
  Ms. Bennett's most memorable professional accomplishment came in 1980 when her rider Janice Christensen of Madison, CT., became the first rider in history to win the "Triple Crown" (the three major organizations' national championships) and the World's Grand Championship at Louisville all in the same year.
  Among the most outstanding world championship performance horses Jane Bennett has either trained or shown have been Miss Bluegrass, Gay Autumn Decision, Sabur's Stiletto, Holly Golightly, Bartlett's Victory Lady, Ridgefield's Magic Lady, CH Royalty's Fairy Gold, CH Callaway’s Powerful Magic and CH Golden Deliverance.  The world championship equitation horses include:  Missy's Flying Genius, Vanity's Sparkling Coin, Commanding Baron, Sultan's Champagne Party, Spirited Wing, Saki, Mellow Magic and the good Morgan-Night Owls Hot Ember.
  Ms. Bennett's Fondest memory and proudest moment came in 1995 when her daughter, seven year old, Tate Bennett, was presented the United Professional Horseman's Association 10 and under Walk/Trot Reserve National Championship.  In 1997 Tate Became the National Champion in this event at the age of nine.
  Since 1978 Ms. Bennett has been a licensed judge with the American Horse shows Association, holding recognized status in the Saddle Seat Equitation, Saddle Horse, Roadster and Hackney-harness divisions.  She has judged the Saddle Seat Equitation division at every major horse show in the country including the World's Championship Horse Show in 1985 and 1997 and has judged all three national finals (AHSA, NHS, UPHA [Senior, Junior, Adult, Pleasure, Morgan and National Show Horse]) two or more times each during the years.  Her 1998 engagements include ASHAV Futurity (American Saddle Horse Association of Virginia) in Lexington, VA., and, the All-American Classic in Indianapolis, IN.
Laura on Undulata's Confidential after a riding lesson with Jane
Jane has been a member of the United Professional Horseman's Association Inc., for 24 years and has served a combined total of eight years as Chairman of the UPHA Challenge Cup/Equitation committee on three separate occasions: in 1978, 1988 through 1993 and again in 1997.  In addition, she sat on the Saddle Seat Equitation Committee of the American Horse Shows Association for the past 12 years.  Ms. Bennett's other commitments include serving on the horse show committees for the Lexington Junior League Horse Show and  the Kentucky Fall Classic both in Lexington, KY.  In 1997, Jane served on the World cup Committee that sent a U. S. Team to Cape town, South Africa in April, 1998.
Ms. Bennett's Current project and goal is achieving recognition and a berth for the Saddle Seat Equitation with the USET (United States Equestrian Team).  Jane feels that the division will only become an international sport through the combined efforts of a National Equine Federation and all three disciplines of riding.
  Jane lives with her daughter, Tate, in Finchville, KY (Shelbyville).  With little time for hobbies, she enjoys gardening and has embarked on a computer self-education project.
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