About Us

Jocelyn Gentry, Owner/Head Trainer

Jocelyn's riding career has stemmed from her family's love for the equine athlete. She learned how to break and train sport horses at a very young age from her aunt Patty Gatewood, who specialized in selling and competing western pleasure horses. Those that know Jocelyn often comment on her ability to bring along young sport horses quickly and effectively, using the traditional foundation she was taught during the last 20 years from her family, and applying it to the English disciplines of dressage and eventing. 

Jocelyn is actively campaigning her personal horse "Allegiance" a KWPN (Rousseau x Lanita) gelding at Fourth Level/Prix St George dressage and self-owned "Crescendo" an imported Oldenburg (Castellini x Mighty Miracle- Voltaire/Zeus) gelding at Third Level while bringing along several eventing prospectsthat she has listed for sale. She is a USDF Medalist and has competed through the Preliminary level in three-day eventing on her self-made horses. Jocelyn is an active competitor as well as a dedicated student and continues to expand her knowledge and talent by training with some of the best instructors, Grand Prix dressage riders and 4* eventers in the world. She has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Tennessee.


OWNERSHIP: Jocelyn is currently searching for owners who would like a professional to compete their own horses and/or purchase new horses to compete. If you are interested in partnering with Gentry Sport Horses, please contact Jocelyn directly at gentrysporthorses@gmail.com


SPONSORSHIP: Are you looking to get your company more exposure by partnering with a professional eventing/dressage athlete? Jocelyn is interested in speaking with you! She is an active coach and competitor with a successful sale horse program and has a large social media following. Contact Jocelyn directly at gentrysporthorses@gmail.com if you're interested in learning why Jocelyn will help your company boost results!


Clifford S. Gatewood

Jocelyn "Gatewood" Gentry is a third generation horseman, going back to the early 1900's when her paternal grandfather, Clifford S. Gatewood, ran one of the most widely known wild west shows called the Flying X Rodeo in West Virginia. The family rodeo feautured her aunt Shirley as their star trick rider while her uncles and other cowboys rode the broncs and bulls. Most notoriously, Jocelyn's grandfather helped teach Roy Rogers how to ride horses, before he later went on to cowboy stardom in Hollywood, CA. Jocelyn's father also worked for the rodeo until the age of 14, when her grandfather passed away and the business was sold. 

The Flying X Rodeo circa 1934

Second from Left:  Earl Evans 

Middle: Thelma Warner, an old time cowgirl
​Far Right: "The Colonel" aka Cliff Gatewood
Second from right: Veronica, my Uncle George's mother

Third from right: Great Uncle Joe holding Uncle George