Jocelyn Gentry is the Owner and Head Trainer of Gentry Sport Horses LLC, an equestrian training facility in Spring City, PA. She is a third-generation horseman, a granddaughter of Clifford S. Gatewood “The Colonel” owner of the Flying X Rodeo. With deep family roots in breaking and training horses in western disciplines, she learned to start horses from a very early age.
She began using her training background to produce young horses for the sport of Eventing, which eventually led to finding her passion for Dressage. Jocelyn has trained multiple horses up through the FEI levels and is currently working towards competing her horse "Ballyengland Crafty" at the Prix St. Georges level this season.
Jocelyn is always continuing her education to better serve her business. With mentors that include both upper-level dressage trainers and international judges, she is consistently finding new ways to challenge her clients and progress their relationships with their horses. She is currently participating in the USDF "L" Program and plans to pursue the USDF 'r' Judging License next year.
In addition to qualifying for both Regional Competitions at USEA and USDF shows each season, most recently Jocelyn has developed some horses to compete in the sport of Western Dressage. She has plans to attend the WDAA World Championships in Oklahoma in the coming season.
Jocelyn graduated from Michigan State University in 2009 and later went on to get her MBA in Finance from the University of Tennessee where she met her husband, Matt. She 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 opened Gentry Sport Horses LLC in 2013 to provide lessons, training and coaching for outside clientele. It has now developed into the premiere Dressage and Eventing facility in Northern Chester County where Jocelyn, Matt and their two children Cowboy Jack and Jimmy Mack live on-site.
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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.
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