Hunter/Jumper Clinic planned at William Woods this weekend

Jeff Cook closeupJeff Cook, a well-known hunter/jumper rider and coach from Oregon, will conduct a clinic from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, in the UPHA Arena at William Woods University.

The clinic will showcase riders jumping at 2 ft. 6 in. and higher. Registration for the clinic is now closed, but it is free and open to the public as spectators.jeff-300x242

Since 1979, Cook has made a successful career out of training both horse and rider for all levels of competition, from low hunters up to Grand Prix show jumpers. While working as assistant trainer for George Morris, Cook’s horses and students won many championships at major horse shows throughout the United States, including Palm Beach, Devon, Lake Placid, and South Hampton.

JeffCookOn top of his domestic achievements, Cook and his students have also successfully competed internationally in Italy and Mexico. Because of this success he was asked to be coach at the Pan American Games held in Rio in 2007.

Cook has also written numerous articles on horse training including a 28-month series on starting over fences for Practical Horseman magazine. He continues to be a highly regarded and sought- after clinician while living in Bend, Oregon, with his wife and three children.

He continues to coach at major horse shows and teach clinics throughout the United States and Mexico. Jeff enjoys teaching students and horses of varying ability and experience levels.