THE RIDER - jennifer williams
Jennifer Schrader-Williams is an International Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer developing the horse from youngster to Grand Prix. She has trained and ridden several horses to the Grand Prix level and is excited about her most recent up and coming mount. It is Jennifer’s dream to one day represent the USA at the the Olympic games or at the World Equestrian Games. Learn about some of her career accomplishments here and features in the press here.
It takes a phenomenal team of individuals to support the effort of International competition. We would love to have you be a part of our team as we reach our dream. If you are looking to have a talented young dressage horse campaigned to the upper levels, want to be part of the process through the Young Horse Divisions - or just want to participate in International Dressage - please contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or consider donating to the grant through Southern California Equestrian Sports (SCES).
Donations are immensely helpful in covering costs for Jennifer’s international competition. All SCES contributions are tax deductible.
You can learn more about making a donation through SCES here.
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Summervale premier dressage team
The Team for the Dream
Millione, Lamplight 2020
Our current list of competition horses:
JOPPE K ~ Joppe K Is a 2014 chesntut KWPN gelding by Rousseau x Santano was purchased in Holland May of 2019 as a coming 5 yr old. Joppe was the Resrerve Champion 6 yr old in the 2020 Festival of Champions and the only horse for the US to qualify for the World Breeding Championship in Verden that year. In 2021 Joppe scored well in the Developing PSG classes even making the jump to the CDI small tour level by the end of the season. He ending with solid performances in Europe in Belgium and was invited to the Prestigious Aachen 4* that September. In 2022 Joppe made the jump to I-2/GP. At just 8 yrs old Joppe was the winner of the Lovsta Future Challenge for Young Grand Prix horses in Wellington, FL. In early fall that year he made his Grand Prix debut for a 73% and FEI highpoint of that show! 2023 Joppe was the recipient of the $25,000 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize which helped Joppe spend another season in FL and train and compete along side some of the top riders in the US and in the world. The pair made their International Grand Prix debut competing in 10 International starts and taking top honors in 3 of them and reaching scores over 70% in the Grand Prix and the Special. Joppe is currently short listed for the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. Joppe is owned by the Joppe Partners, LLC which consist of four partners (including Jen) who have come together in Syndication to work to reach the highest levels of dressage!
Berlin ~ Berlin is a 2015 grey Oldenburg gelding by Bordeaux x Sandro Hit and already shows lovely talent for the higher levels of dressage. Berlin and Jennifer started together May of 2022 at 3rd level. Berlin is currently competing at the I-1 level with progress being made toward the Grand Prix.
Texel ~ Impression Texel is a 2013 Black KWPN gelding by Sorrent (Sandro Hit) x Jazz. Texel came to Jennifer in October 2021 learning his flying changes. In 2022 the pair competed at 3rd and 4th level with scores to 73% and later in the year advanced to PSG again scoring 73%. In early 2023 they debuted at I-1 and were able to compete in several International small tour competitions taking home top honors in the freestlyle at Global in Wellington, FL. Texel is now ready to have his debut at Intermediare A and I-2!
MILLIONE ~ One of Jennifer William’s most recent competition horse's Millione, is a 20 year old Danish warmblood gelding bred by Jurgen Olson of Denmark. Millione finished competing at the International Grand Prix level end of 2022. In 2020 the pair were the US National Champions at the Festival of Champions, in 2021 the pair completed their European debut winning the Grand Prix Special at the Grote Brogel CDI in Belgium and also represented the US at Aachen at that years 5* Nation's Cup where the team finished a close 4th behind some of Europe's top riders and 6th individually in the Special. Millione ranked highest at 39th in the World on the FEI rankings list for Grand Prix horses. He also in 2021 was short listed for the 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo (2020 and 2021), was Silver on the Wellington Nation's Cup team, and 4th Nation's Cup team in Aachen. Millione was among the top 8 in scores Qualifying for the World Equestrian Games reaching scores to 73.9% in the GP Special and 77.2% in the GP Freestyle for 2022 before his retirement. He is still fit and happily working at home.
FRANCIS HW ~ aka Fenn is a 2012 -17.1h black Hanoverian gelding by Fürst Nymphenburg (Florencio I/De Niro /Argentinus) /Rotspon owned by Lisa Norling. Fenn was successfully competed at Training and First level in 2016 with scores to 79% and now in 2018 at 3rd level with scores to 73%. Fenn was ranked 2nd in the country after the fierce qualifying season for the FEI 6 yr old division earning him a spot at the Festival of Champions! At the Championships Fenn finished 4th in the 6 year old Preliminary test and 6th over all. We couldn't be more proud of this super talented boy! He is now schooling Grand Prix and is competing at the I-1 level. This 2022 season Fenn participated in the Challenge of America's fundraiser. He participated in a 6 horse drill team performing at the GP level against four other teams to raise money for cancer research. It was a great inspiring evening. Fenn will debut at I-2 soon!
MR. JONES - Mr Jones is a 2017 KWPN imported gelding by Franklin x Everdale x Jazz. Incredibly talented, modern, scopey youngster for the future.
FURST JOVIANNO - Jojo is a 2019 Jovian x Furst Romancier x Desperados stallion prospect. Long leggy elegant uphill type with fantastic scope and swing through his body. This boy will be tall and very elegant. Owned together with Thunder Ridge Sport horses.
OREGON CHROME - Chrome is a gorgeous 2019 chestnut colt by Deniro x Jazz x Rhodium (Ferro) owned together with Thunder Ridge Sport Horses. Dam is Kiriska (Owned by Gayle Atkins) who is national champion mare as a 3 yr old for KWPN NA. Co-Owned with Thunder Ridge Sport Horses. Born and bred in the USA.
HOTWHEELS SV - 2020 bay colt by Hotline x Brettonwoods x Furst Heinrich owned together with Paula Helm
SUPER SONIC SV - 2020 chestnut colt by Secret x Widermark x Hillhawk xx owned together with Paula Helm
HOTTIE HENDERSON SV - 2021 bay colt by Hotline x Brettonwoods x Furst Heinrich owned together with Paula Helm
Training never stops. To compete at the top levels of dressage, a rider must continually train. Jennifer is fortunate to be able to train and ride clinics with some of the top trainers and riders in dressage.
Christophe Theallet is a graduate of ENE French National School, Saumur. He has trained and ridden with numerous top trainers including Rudolph Zeilinger, Patrick Le Rolland, Christilot Boylen, and Steffen Peters. Christophe represents France in international competition and has done so for the past 20 years. Besides competing, he has also trained many riders and horses through Grand Prix in New York, New Jersey, and Florida.
The Christophe Theallet Philosophy
“Our sport is difficult because the rider is only as good as the horse. It’s all about opportunity, but sadly opportunity is money in our sport. I do believe, though, with hard effort and the right coaching there are realistic possibilities.”
Christophe focuses on the willingness in the horse, “While I do have a proven strategy for creating an exceptional rider, I also think the same is essential with the horse. Riders must understand just how different they must be with each horse, that the basics are fundamental to a pair’s future. The rider must train classically, always ride with a plan in mind, and do good basic work with good transitions and with a good position. And, know that less is more.”
Wanting to be recognized as the trainer who perpetuates the tradition of correct classical riding, he explains, “The position precedes the action. The bend of the neck equals the bend in the body. Rider legs means go. Hands means back. Legs without Hands, Hands without Legs. Speed Control. Less bend is better at the beginning for the horse. And, the importance of understanding shoulder control. Nobody pays attention to these things because they are the little things and they are boring. But, truly, they are the building blocks for their future.”
Learning never stops. Jennifer continues to participate in clinics with some of the world's top riders, trainers, and clinicians.
Debbie McDonald and Jennifer
Charlotte Dujardin and Jennifer
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
Here at Summervale, we are fortunate to have an outstanding team that helps us keep our horses at their best .
Jennifer Williams' Career Highlights
Millione is the CHampions at the 2020 Festival of Champions Grand Prix Division. Joppe K is reserve Champions for the 6 year old Division and new up an coming FEI talent Sandeman finishes 3rd in hte PSG and 7th over all for the Developing PSG national Championship.
Millione and Jennifer have made the Pre-Elite Roster for their two scores over 71% at CDI competition.
More info on Pre-Elite members can be found here: https://www.usef.org/forms-pubs/vroCxocgeCA/pre-elite-list-requirements
Millione does it again with a super result of 2nd place in the Grand Prix Special at Global week 10 and 71.5%. A field of 30 horses started in the Grand Prix and the top 15 move on to the Special.
Millione and Jennifer named the reserve pair for the Adequan Global Nation's Cup Team!
Joppe K in his first CDI wins the 6 year old preliminary test with 8.37 and also in the final with an impressive 8.5
Millione and Jennifer compete in their first 4* Grand Prix competition among some of the countries top riders and finishes in the top 3 with 71.06% . and Joppe K competes in his first 6 yr USEF old Qualifier and scores an impressive 8.3 at Global week 8.
Millione finishes 4th in the CDI 3* Freestyle among a top field of competitors in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Florida with a 73.9%!
Millione is awarded a grant from the Dressage Foundation to train and compete in Florida!
Mckenzie Milburn wins Jr 3rd level Region 6 Championship on her horse Zeno and I-1 Jr Championship on her horse Georgie!
Millione places 3rd overall in the 2019 US Festival of Champions at the Grand Prix level
Studen/working student Mckenzie Milburn qualifies her young horse Zeno for the Junior Festival of Champions and finishes a strong 4th place in her first National Championship.
Millione and Jennifer have made the Developing Program through USEF.
Millione wins at Rancho Murrieta 3* in the GP with a 68.3% and scores a 71.4% to take top honors in the GP Special
Millione finishes 2nd in the Grand Prix Special at Festival of Champions and is 3rd overall in Grand Prix division
Francis finishes 6th overall at Festival of Champions in the FEI 6 yr old division
Millione qualifies and is invited to the Grand Prix Festival of Champions where he qualified 8th in the country
Francis HW is ranked 2nd heading to the Festival of Champions for FEI 6 yr olds
MIllione 67.6% CDI Grand Prix Special 6th place at West Coast Adequan Festival IV in a field of top competitors.
Millione finished 2nd place in the CDI at Rancho Murietta in the Grand Prix Special with a 66.8%
Millione wins in Calgary with a 69% in the Grand Prix Freestlye 3* CDI
Millione in his debut Grand Prix Freestlye scored an 82.4%
HS Wrevolution 67.8% first time out at GP. Won all three GPs he competed in during 2017
Millione advanced to I-2 with great results, achieving scores up to 73.7% during the season
Sotto Voce qualified for the Young Horse Championships at Lamplight Equestrian Center with an 8.1 (Did not attend)
HS Wrevolution, winner of the Intermediate One CDI3* at Rancho Murrieta, CA with a 68%
HS Wrevolution winner of the Intermediate One CDI 3* at Langley, BC with 68%
HS Wrevolution invited to and participated in the Young Horse Championships as a 5 yr old at Lamplight Equestrian Center, finishing 12th
Received the Anne Barlow Ramsay $25,000 Grant to campaign an American bred horse at the International level. Flew to Germany with HS Wistar and trained for 2 months
HS Wistar winner of the $1000 FEI Evening of Musical Freestyles, Del Mar National Horse Show
HS Wistar was invited to and participated in the Festival of Champions in Gladstone, NJ, for the inaugural Brentina Cup
Phirst Solo, winner in Grand Prix Special at CDI competition Rancho Murrieta
HS Wistar, winner of USET qualifier PSG and the I-1 Freestyle at DG Bar Ranch
Phirst Solo, winner of the USET Grand Prix qualifier at DG Bar Ranch
Both Phirst Solo and Wistar were invited and participated at the 2005 Festival of Champions. Phirst Solo finished 9th at Grand Prix and HS Wistar 5th at I-1 in Gladstone, NJ
Attended several USET training sessions with Klaus Balkenhaul in 2005
Phirst Solo USDF Horse of the Year Champion at I-2 level
Ainsley’s Goodfellow qualified for NAYRC and was ranked #1 in country leading into the finals, and finished 8th individually