A Jump Ahead
From Basics to Big Jumps
by Jen Marsden Hamilton
Internationally renowned equestrian coach Jen Marsden Hamilton has coached countless riders and horses in her comprehensive training program for jumpers in riding arenas around the world for over 45 years. Now, for the first time, it is compiled in this concise book of exercises and insightful strategies to help you train with correctness and form good habits at home so you can be a star at competitions.
Each chapter of this full-colour book provides riders and coaches with exercises of increasing complexity, including: detailed set-up instructions and illustrations; the purpose and strategy for the training session; and helpful tips, to ensure coaches, riders and horses are benefiting from correct practice at home.
Jen’s students appear throughout the book, sharing their experiences, demonstrating their successes, and endorsing the training they have benefited from at clinics and lessons with Canada’s highest accredited jumper coach.
Riders of all levels who are interested in improving their performance in the competition arena will benefit from Jen’s home-training system.
Beautiful photos, detailed illustrations, and humorous anecdotes illuminate Hamilton’s training method honed over her 45-year coaching career. Forewords by George H. Morris and Clarke Johnstone.
(147 pages, $55)