Trainers and Mentors Shape Her Career

Jocelyn Wiese - Student/Rider/Trainer

Jocelyn Wiese with Lendon Gray
Jocelyn Wiese with Lendon Gray

Jocelyn began training with Lendon Gray at age 11, after purchasing her pony, Nabob Zimry. “In a couple years with Lendon, she took me from being a little kid showing training level to competing at the FEI Junior level. She provided me with my basic foundation and instilled in me the time and dedication necessary to make it to the top of the sport.” To train with Lendon, Jocelyn’s mother shuttled her back and forth between NH and NY most weekends.

Working with Lendon opened up many future opportunities but she missed long amounts of time away from family. It also taught her the importance of giving back. The past couple years Jocelyn has volunteered as a Roving Trainer at Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival. “I absolutely love volunteering at a show that has given so much to me. It was my first experience competing with kids my own age at dressage and was always the highlight of my year when I was growing up. When I was maybe 12 or 13, I was able to work with Courtney King through the Roving Trainer program, and I remember that I was beyond excited for that experience.”

Jocelyn Wiese in a clinic with George Williams
Jocelyn Wiese in a clinic with George Williams

Starting high school at 14, Jocelyn decided to stay put in NH and found Pamela Goodrich. “And she has been stuck with me ever since!” Wiese credits Pam as the most influential person in her dressage career. ”She set the bar high and then provided me with the tools for success. She supported and helped me to make decisions about my riding and my career. Pam is responsible for my partnership with Lamborghini, who has made me the rider that I am today.”
Jocelyn notes that she’s also been very lucky to work with some top trainers in clinic opportunities. “I have especially enjoyed working with Steffen Peters and Morten Thomsen.”

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