JENNIFER E CORBY
with Blue Horizon's future stallion:
Jennifer was born on December 6, 1981 in Hackettstown, NJ. She started taking riding lessons a the age of 8 at Snowbird Acres Farm in Schooley's Mountain, NJ. She began riding english on numerous school horses and moved up through the levels quickly. At age 9, she began jumping and competing in equitation. With numerous trophies and awards, she also started competing in hunters then small jumpers until the age of 12. Like most 12 year old riders, she began to beg Daddy for a horse of her own, and with some help from Mom (of course), convincing Dad had worked out well. Take A Chance, a beautiful flashy 16hh TB off the track, became her first horse. Jen and Chance began lessons right away and needed them because Chance was so hot, she couldn't even take him out of the arena without out him taking off at a gallop!
Through lots of hard work and moving barns to Silver Fox Farm for Jen to train ponies, Jen and Chance began to show in equitation and hunters doing well, but something was missing. They ended up moving to Talisman Farm in Broadway, NJ and started taking lessons for eventing and dressage with some of New Jersey's top trainers. Not before long they were eventing with some of the Northeast's best at the Beginner Novice, then Novice, and then Training Level. Jen and Chance received numerous awards and ribbons through the USCTA (now the USEA). She worked at Talisman Farm, exercise riding and training some horses. And after all the hard work, it was time to go to college. Jen moved to South Carolina and sold Chance.
After college and missing the horse business, Jen decided that she wanted to become a professional horse trainer. She moved to Victor, MT in August of 2004 and purchased a few horses. She began riding and showing in the local shows on Taliesin, her 17hh Paint/TB cross, and wanted to do more. So in 2006 she was accepted into Heart Centerd Horsemanship's apprenticeship program(John Lyon's Certified). She purchased Smoke, a very green AQHA 4 year old, to take with her. Jen and Smoke did very well and loved all the new methods that she learned. After graduation, Jen was given the go-ahead to start training horses on her own. So she did just that and purchased new horses to train and took on a few clients. In 2007, Jen decided to make sure her skills were mastered and went back to horse training school with a completely unbroke untouched 3 year old APHA mare called "Missy". Jen and Missy graduated at the top of their class with 100% on all written tests again! So the completion of that, made her double-certifed!
Jen aka Jersey ran a very promising business in western Montana until the summer of 2011. She had lots of happy clients that came back to her again and again year after year. Jen had a great year in 2009, selling 7 horses! 5 of the horses were ones that Jen purchased, trained, showed and then sold. The other 2 horses were clients; that Jen trained and sold. Jen had a pretty good year in 2010, although the horse market has really taken a hit in the declining economy, she still managed to sell 6 qualiy horses. She also sold 5 horses in the spring of 2011 before she decided to move to Kentucky. She took a job at an AQHA ranch that didn't work out for her training career, and she is currently on break. But she has purchased an AQHA cremello stud colt that will be the future demo horse and stallion prospect for Blue Horizon. His name is MRF_CorbysBlueDevlin....born April 11, 2011! Devlin is currently located back at the Corbys Ranch in Victor, Montana, if you want to come by and take a look at him.
Jen is now a certified appraiser through the American Society of Equine Appraisers!!! Blue Horizon will be offering horse appraisals starting later in 2014. Jen has also become a part of the Mustang Heritage Foundation's Trainer Incentive Program (TIP). She will be picking up wild mustangs from federal holding facilities and bringing them to Corby's ranch in Victor, Montana. These horses will be in training and available for adoption. (The TIP program is currently on hold with the Mustang Heritage Foundation, so no mustangs at this time, check back with us).
2013 at Blue Horizon Horse, Jen returned to Montana in early spring, bought a few horses and trained some for great dedicated past clients. She did have an injury and had to take most of the summer off but began training again in the fall. 100% better and ready for a very busy anticipated 2014!!!!
In 2014 Jen and Blue Horizon Horse started the year off with a bang! Jen began training multiple horses at an indoor arena in Corvallis, MT. Jen and long-term client/friends Anne Ward and Jessica Agner started hosting monthly clinics with veteran Advanced and 4 star rider both domestically and internationally, Sara Mittleider. Clinics were held monthly in Corvallis and Missoula, MT. In early summer 2014, Jen and long term boyfriend Corby Mercer announced that they will be having a baby together. The baby BOY is due December 26th! With Jersey Jen pregnant it was the smartest decision to place Blue Horizon Horse business on hold until 2015. MRF_CorbysBlueDevlin, Jen's 2011 AQHA stallion is currently in training with big plans for the 2015 year, more details to come......
Check out Jen's 1st ride on Mello Yello!!!!!.......
USCTA Top Novice Rider
USCTA Top Novice Horse
Heart Centered Horsemanship Master Graduate
TIP Certified Mustang Trainer
ASEA Certified Equine Appraiser