Barb’s Bio

Barbara Jacobs is one of the United States top producers of amazing winning horses, and riders. A fantastic trainer, with a huge heart.  I consider myself lucky, to have ridden with her for 30yrs! Barbara is an artist when coaching. Each detail is explained. Barbara has also judged many Dressage, Pony Club, Hunter Shows, Equitation,  as well as Jumpers. Stadium course design thru Two Star at Camino Real, as well as many others,  nationwide. Barbara has taught Pony Club in Scotland, as well as Judged the area finals.  Barbara also has her Master Saddle fitters. This makes her able to spot any issue with your equiptment.

Barbara Jacobs, started riding in the late 60’s as a child on Long Island. Riding with the masters, Harry Deleyer, Mike Metz, Betsy Steiner, Charles Dekumffy, Tad Coffin, Bill Steinkraus, and so many other great coaches. Barbara has truly had an exceptional education in riding, and training.

In the 70’s Barbara Rode the great horse Happiness Izz, Andromeda, and others  to the Gran Prix Level. With a  win at Indian head 2 years in a row. Also showing up and down the east coast, training some of the best Dressage, Show jumpers and eventers around. This continues to this day. Barbara has really shone, in the dressage world.  Andromeda’s Dream, another of her many gold medal winners, along with so many others. Barbara has also had years of experience on the racetrack, with TB’s, Trotters, and Pacers. A great rounded experienced trainer!


Barbara has created 19 USDF Gold Medal horses,  and well over that in Gold Medal riders! USDF Bronze and Silver riders and horses, all over the United States. Barbara is an amazing dressage trainer!  Training them to win, has always meant more to me than showing myself she says, happily! Some of the top Hunters, EQ and Eventers started winning for their owners because of Barbara!

Training Event riders Thru the 4 star level, having many horses, go on to Rolex, and other world class shows. Riders of all levels making their Championships every year since 1985

Moving from New York to Texas in 1988

Since 1989 Barbara has owned and run the Houston areas largest and most winning stable, showing all over the US and overseas. All students making the US championships, as well as US top 10 riders,  and many more awards! Kindness, in training , goes a long way. Barbara has references from all over, Vet’s too, just love her.  It is nice to have a coach, that is more interested in the horse and rider, than her own self!!

Barbara is amazing with Event riders, Jumpers, and Eq, as well as a specialty in rehab riders, after cancer, and injury

Now located just outside Aiken SC, Barbara is accepting new students

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