About Stephanie

steph collageStephanie’s love of the equestrian sport began at a very young age. She learned to ride her family’s backyard pony at the age of only two years old, and she has never looked back. There was no stopping this natural-born rider as she rose through the ranks in both the dressage and jumping disciplines.

At twelve years of age, Stephanie decided to focus her riding talents on dressage. She swiftly stepped her way up from the basic level through to FEI Young Riders. Success greeted Stephanie in 1996 and 1997 when she represented Canada at the North American Young Riders Dressage Championships. At the 1997 NAYRC finals, Stephanie achieved an individual 4th place, helping the team secure a 4th place finish overall.

After her success at Young Riders, Stephanie was named to the Canadian Dressage Team’s Long List with her horse Marzano. She then travelled to Germany to further her training, and in 2004, Stephanie and Marzano made their debut in the Grand Prix ring.

On top of her busy showing career, Stephanie graduated from an agricultural program at the University of Guelph in 1999. She then opened her coaching and sales business, Stephanie Jensen Equestrian, on the Jensen family farm in Blackstock, Ontario. Her business operations include coaching riders from across the disciplines, hands-on clinics, training competition level horses, and the breeding and sales of quality performance horses.

Besides her current FEI mount SJE ADDICTION, Stephanie has a number of other young and promising horses in training, with the hopes of representing Canada in International competition.

Currently competing at the Grand Prix level in both national and FEI sanctioned shows, Stephanie and SJE ADDICTION have been working hard in an attempt to achieve their goals.

On top of running a successful coaching business, and offering the sale of top quality sport horses, Stephanie has immersed herself in full scale training, including attending clinics with industry professionals. She strives to not only be the best rider she can be, but to ensure her knowledge and skills are in top form so that all her students receive the best education.

Stephanie is an active member of the Dressage community, and supports and encourages grassroots riders to not only reach for their goals, but to become great team members and strong supporters of the dressage community.

Stephanie has been an FEI Rider since 1996, and is also an Equine Canada Certified Level 2 Dressage Coach and Cartier Farms certified Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) facilitator. She has a long list of accomplishments, including:

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  • Competed with SJE Addiction at the Grand Prix level in the CDI3* Dressage Competitions in Ontario
  • Obtained her Equine Assisted Learning Certification and launched CONNECT! EAL at her home farm in Blackstock

2015

  • Competed with SJE Addiction at the Grand Prix level in the CDI3* Dressage Competitions in Ontario

2014

  • Achieved personal best in the Grand Prix competitions at Dressage at Devon, with scores in the high 60s
  • Coached riders to achieve championship performances at the Ontario Dressage Championships
  • Numerous placings with SJE Addiction at the Grand Prix level in national and FEI sanctioned competitions in Ontario

2013

  • Competed with SJE Addiction at the Grand Prix level in the CDI3* Dressage Competitions held at Angelstone Farm

2010

  • Member of the winning Quadrille team Los Mysteriosos for the The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair with SJE Addiction
  • Numerous placings at the Grand Prix level with SJE Addiction in Wellington, FL and Ontario
  • Competed SJE Addison in the FEI 4 Year Old Division with winning scores in the 70’s
  • Competed SJE Stiletto Dancer in the FEI 6 Year Old Division with winning scores in the 70’s
  • Member of the Quadrille team for the Challenge of the Americas Breast Cancer Funraiser in Wellington, FL, with SJE Addiction
  • Member of the Quadrille team for the WEG Dressage Team Fundraiser with SJE Addiction

2009

  • Numerous placings at the Advanced level with SJE Addiction
  • Competed SJE Stiletto Dancer in the FEI 5 Year Old Division with many wins and championships, scores consistently in the 70s
  • Top-placed Canadian horse in the 5 Year Old Division with SJE Stiletto Dancer at Dressage at Devon
  • Debut with SJE Addiction at the Grand Prix level

2008

  • Competed at the Advanced level with SJE Addictionsteph axel 3
  • Numerous placings at the Prix St. George level on the winter circuit in Florida with SJE Addiction
  • Competed SJE Stiletto Dancer in the FEI 4 Year Old Division with many wins
  • Top-placed Canadian horse in the FEI 4 Year Old Division with SJE Stiletto Dancer at Dressage at Devon, with scores in the 70s

2007

  • Successfully competed SJE Addiction in his first season at the Prix St. George and Intermediate 1 levels
  • Reserve Champion at the Advanced level at RCRA

2006

  • Competed numerous horses from First Level to Fourth Level, winning numerous classes.

2000 – 2005

  • Successfully competed in the FEI 6 Year Old Division with Addiction
  • Grand Prix Debut with Marzano
  • Listed as a Canadian Elite rider
  • Reserve rider, Advanced Team with Marzano at Dressage International Blainville for the Coupe des AmeriquesSecond consecutive-year member of the Intramural Team Challenge at Dressage at Devon with MarzanoSuccessfully competed with Marzano in the Advanced Division
  • Member of the winning team of the Intramural Team Challenge sponsored by Henry Equestrian Insurance
  • Overall Champion, FEI Advanced division at Blainville

1996 – 1999

  • Team trialist for the Pan American GamesSuccessfully competed with Marzano in the Advanced Division
  • Long-Listed with Marzano
  • Won the Eastern Canadian Young Rider Championship with Marzano
  • Named to the Ontario Young Rider Team
  • Highest-placed Canadian at the North American Championships, placing 5th Individually and helping the Team secure a 4th place victory
  • Awarded the Dr. Brian Mills Memorial Award, presented at the Canadian Equestrian Federation Awards Banquette
  • Member of the Ontario Young Riders Dressage Team with Marzano

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