Jen Marsden Hamilton

Jen Marsden Hamilton is an internationally renowned equestrian coach. Based in Canada, she travels throughout Canada, the USA, New Zealand, Australia and Kenya training horses and riders. For over 45 years Jen has combined her Bachelor of Education (Acadia University) with the most current coaching and equestrian training to nurture the next generation of star athletes. Jen developed and wrote the National Coaching Certification Program's (NCCP) Canada, Level III — Jumper. As a rider, Jen gained valuable experience that informs her coaching today. She placed fourth in both, the American Horse Show Association's Medal Finals and the Alfred B. Maclay Hunter Seat Equitation Finals at Madison Square Garden. Riding Wee Geordie she reached new heights in puissance classes, jumping six feet and higher. She also holds the distinction of being George H. Morris' first student when he started his career as a professional horseman in 1963. In 1975 Jen was the Martini and Rossi Canadian Horsewoman of the Year. As a coach, Jen has been recognized for her dedication with the Canadian Coaching Association's “Year of the Coach” Coaching Award in 1988, the 3M Coaching Canada Award for Coaching Excellence in 1996. She has also represented her country as a coach to young Canadian riders at international team competitions throughout North and South America.