About Jacqui McCloskey
Jacqui has been involved with horses for over 40 years, and teaching professionally since 1983.
She was an active horse project 4-H member from age 8 to 18. Jacqui grew up riding western
and has experience with a variety of breeds and disciplines. In high school Jacqui worked at a
local Standardbred stable and received her groom's license at Foxboro racetrack. After
graduation she worked for a year at a hunter/jumper stable, then accepted a position in New
York managing a private Egyptian Arabian breeding farm. Wishing to expand her equine
education, Jacqui attended William Woods University, receiving her equine proficiency
certification in 1982. While a student at William Woods, Jacqui was selected as part of the 4
member dressage show team.
Dressage became her focus and she continued to study under some of the top instructors in the
•Working student position with two time dressage Olympian Lendon Gray
•3 years with Dressage Institute founder and noted judge Janet Black
•8 years with US World Cup finalist and national champion Tom Noone
•3 years with classical dressage master Dominique Barbier
Jacqui has also ridden in numerous clinics with professionals such as former Spanish Riding
School headmaster Karl Mikolka, dressage Olympian Dorothy Morkis, grand prix rider and
Hanoverian breeder Vern Batchelder, to name a few. Jacqui has competed successfully through
2nd level, winning numerous regional year end awards at training, first and second level. She was
selected by NEDA in 1996 to receive a scholarship to further her education as an instructor.
Jacqui has also been involved in the judge's training program under international dressage judge
Edgar Hotz. Jacqui’s desire to develop a keener relationship and understanding of the horse led
Jacqui to participate in clinics with progressive trainers Harry Whitney and Kenny Harlow.
A firm believer that "you never stop learning" Jacqui currently trains with nationally renowned
horsemanship clinician Lee Smith and natural dressage trainer Mark Russell. In 2010, Jacqui
and her Hanoverian gelding Bendito were selected by Ecuyer Bettina Drummond as a participant
in the NEDA symposium on academic dressage. In 2011 she attended the NEDA symposium
taught by Dutch Olympian Kyra Kyrkland, the Developing Nations Dressage Judges Symposium,
and the USDF judges L program as USDF continuing education. Jacqui also attended the 2012
NEDA symposium on judging presented by Olympic judge Stephen Clarke and Canadian
Olympian Ashley Holzer.
Jacqui utilizes over ten years of veterinary technician experience and previous employment
managing a large dressage training facility in the day to day running of Satucket Hill Stable.
Satucket Hill Stable
512 Bridge Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333