About the Trainer
Jenna's love of horses started early in life when she was put on her first pony when she was 17 month old, but it wasn't until she turned 10 that her parents, Kirk & Joanne Steeno gave her the opportunity to take riding lessons. Jenna fell in love immediately and horseback riding would turn into a life long passion of Jenna's. Kirk had horses growing up and rode as a kid along with his brothers and sisters. Joanne thought they were beautiful animals, but she never rode very much growing up. Jenna started riding lessons at a barn not far from home and started out riding western and then switched to huntseat and also did some jumping. Joanne saw how much fun Jenna was having and soon started taking riding lessons along with her. After two years of lessons, Kirk surprised them both with their first horse Buz, a Polish Arabian. Jenna remembers how Buz taught her how to ride and develop a good seat. "He was a quick one and sometimes it felt like I spent more time up on his neck, hanging on than I did in the saddle." However, he taught her how to stay on her toes and become a good rider. Buz, was retired to the farm where he passed away in 2009, at the age of 20.
Jenna's passion for horses led her into the wonderful world of the American Saddlebred and introduced to her Saddleseat. Jenna's very first show horse was given to her at Christmas time. Together, My Fantasy VL and Jenna showed on the "A" circuit in 3-Gaited, Equitation, Park Jr. Exhibitor and Show Pleasure classes and won many ribbons and created lifelong memories. Jenna thought it was only right to name the farm after her very first show horse who taught her so much. My Fantasy lived out her life at the farm until she was just shy of 30. Jenna's next horse would be Really Rosie, whom they purchased and put in training with Lisa Strickland. Throughout their competitive show career, Jenna and Really Rosie were top contenders in the Equitation, 3-Gaited and Show Pleasure Divisions. Together they qualified for all of the Equitation Finals (UPHA, USEF Medal, Medallion, and Pleasure Olympics) and received top 10 honors at the Finals they showed in. Really Rosie is now retired and living out her years at the farm.
Through the years Jenna has trained her horses herself and also shown with trainers such as: Lisa Strickland, Dave & Sarah Patton, and Terri Anne Ullman. Together, Jenna and Really Rosie competed in Park Pleasure, Equitation, Pleasure Equitation, and Show Pleasure classes on the tough Midwest show circuit. With numerous wins or reserves in equitation classes across the Midwest, this team also won many year-end awards and Top 10's because of all their hard work.
Jenna's passion is Equitation and she was the trainer of the 2006 ASHA Reserve National Pleasure Equitation Champion and the Bronze Medal winner of the 13 & under Pleasure Equitation Olympic Finals!