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 a USDF Medalist and has competed through the USEA Preliminary level in three-day eventing. Jocelyn is currently competing "Ballyengland Crafty," a 7 year old ISH gelding imported this year. After recently selling her 4th level KWPN gelding "Allegiance" to one of her clients, Jocelyn purchased a young 3 year old Hanoverian gelding "Forever Gentry" to produce herself up through the FEI levels in Dressage. 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 5* eventers in the world.
Jocelyn has been in the equine industry for the majority of her career, having worked in Private Wealth Management for Credit Suisse Private Bank for several years before returning to training horses Full-Time. She has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Tennessee.
Gentry Sport Horses has some openings to join our school program. Lessons available on green beans to schoolmasters depending on your skill level! Contact Jocelyn to set up a lesson to give our program a try!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in learning why Jocelyn will help your company boost results!
Jebb Simpson has been riding and competing event horses since she was a small child where she grew up in Connecticut. She took a break from riding in college and has come back into the sport in 2015. She currently owns and competes Beyond the Mist, a 5 year old ISH imported from Ireland this year. Jebb began her professional riding career as a working student under Jocelyn Gentry at Gentry Sport Horses. Because of her ability to learn quickly and adapt to our program, she received a promotion to Assistant Trainer of Gentry Sport Horses in 2018.
Jebb specializes in teaching beginner through intermediate riding lessons to both children and adults. Our clients have such wonderful things to say about Jebb because she is both patient and knowledgeable. She is actively building her book of clients and looks forward to speaking with you about setting up lessons!
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.
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
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