"The greatest peace & joy I have ever known is when I am with my horses. I am not a trainer nor a professional rider, but I know what environment I want for my horses and for me as we strive towards a stronger partnership. On these principles, Tara Royal Equestrian was founded." - Karen Smith
Jennifer Jones is a USDF Gold Medalist, USDF Gold Freestyle Bar, and a USDF L Judge Program Participant. She earned her British Horse Society Assistant Instructor Certification from Wellington Riding School in England.
Jennifer has over 25 years teaching and training classical dressage with an emphasis placed on correct basics, rider biomechanics to develop a correct seat, and the biomechanics of the each horse as an individual athlete. Training and instruction is available from beginning level to Grand Prix.
Amber Hall is a classically-trained and award-winning Dressage instructor and trainer with over 20 years of professional experience. Amber is a talented top competitor in the ring on her own horses and her client’s. She excels at developing partnerships between horse and rider through effective, empathetic and confident training, with a successful track-record of students showing and placing as well as achieving non-competitive goals with their equine partners.
Jeff White has been training In the Dallas area for over twenty years. Tara Royal has provided a wonderful space to train horses and riders with its multiple arenas and fields. Catering to developing horse and rider relationships along with bringing up young horses and riders from the beginning to the show ring.
Jeff is currently competing in rated shows across the nation and regional shows, along with a selected local shows. Now accepting horse and rider combinations at Tara Royal . Come join the fun!
Courtney has been riding for over 25 years. She grew up training and catch riding in New York and Florida where she got to work with some of the top trainers on the east coast.
After having a successful junior career in hunters, jumpers and equitation, she went on to receive a scholarship to Southern Methodist University where she competed all four years on the equestrian team. She was awarded All-American in jumping and was a team captain for two years.
Courtney tailors her program to each horse and rider’s individual needs through private lessons. In addition to her knowledge on importing horses from Europe, she also has extensive experience bringing along green horses. Respected for her professionalism and top-notch horse care, Courtney has stepped out on her own and created Circle Line Equestrian, an A-circuit barn that works with riders of all levels.