Jenna Martin receives 2012 Hunter/Jumper Appreciation Award

Jenna Martin of Valley Center,
Calif., is the 2012 recipient of the Hunter/Jumper Appreciation
Award at William Woods University. Each year the
riding disciplines recognize an outstanding graduating senior in each discipline.

Dr. Linda
McClaren, hunter/jumper professor, can’t
remember Martin saying a cross word in her four years
at WWU.
 
“She has a remarkably level
temperament that I can only
aspire to,” McClaren said.
 
An accomplished rider, Martin showed
for WWU at off-campus rated
shows and took part in the
university’s fox hunting adventure sponsored by mystery author Rita Mae
Brown in the fall of
2010.
 
McClaren, who was out for
part of the spring 2012
semester, said, “Jenna was a huge help to Michele Smith and Jean Krause during
my medical leave this spring; covering
student teaching, keepers and facility management with grace.”
 
Smith, equestrian studies adjunct professor,
commented that Martin has
a “professional demeanor, very helpful and positive attitude; Jenna is
precisely what we want a WWU equestrian graduate to be.”
 
 
After graduation Martin took a
head instructor position at Bannon Woods Farm in Fairdale, Ky.