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Jennifer Agnew has been actively competing on and training horses since 1995 and she has worked as a riding instructor since 2001.  She began her career in South Africa, training under and working for several members of the Zimbabwe Eventing Team.  Her most notable purchase and project while in South Africa was a lovely unraced Thoroughbred gelding foaled in 1997 named Contentious, who was by Krusenstern and out of Orange Girl.  At the time that she purchased him he had minimal schooling and no jumping experience.  Jennifer trained him for 2 years and started competing on him in dressage and show jumping.  In 2004 she moved back to the United States and had to sell him. He was purchased by a highly accomplished rider who renamed him Haley’s Comet and took him up the levels in eventing.  A few years later Contentious was put on the shortlist to represent South Africa in the World Equestrian games in Eventing.  Unfortunately, he contracted an eye infection prior to the competition and was unable to compete.

In 2005 Jennifer founded her own riding school and equine training operation ~ Eagle View Training. For 6 years she served as the Colorado trainer at Arapahoe Park as well as the Director of Equine Operations for a prominent Thoroughbred racing stable.  As the DEO she worked as a consultant and Bloodstock Agent; researching bloodlines, racing/training records, conformation, and dispositions of Thoroughbred racehorses/prospects.  She would then travel nationally to various racing auctions and select, bid on, and purchase Thoroughbreds on behalf of owners.  One of her most notable selections was an unraced 2 year old mare named Royal Alibi, foaled in 2007 by Closing Argument, out of Royal Jubilation.  Alibi ended up having a very successful career of 4 starts, with finishes of: 2 firsts, 1 second, and 1 third place.  She was on the road to becoming a Kentucky Derby contender when sadly she sustained a catastrophic injury during a morning workout and had to be euthanized.

 Jennifer earned a B.A. in Geography from the University of Colorado at Denver and also studied Equine Science for 2 years at Colorado State University. While attending CSU she was a member of the Horse Judging Team and is currently a member of the United States Equestrian Federation. Jennifer also holds a Trainers License from the Colorado Racing Commission.