Welcome to the website of international dressage trainer and competitor, Jessica Jo “JJ” Tate.
Based at Riveredge West in Chesapeake City, Maryland in the summer and Yellowbird Farm in Wellington, Florida, in the winter, JJ trains horses from green to FEI. In addition to long and short term training for horse and rider, JJ is also a sought after clinician known for her positive teaching style and emphasis on the foundations of classical riding.
With a wealth of experience working with horses from green to Grand Prix and coaching riders from beginner to FEI, JJ is the rare combination of a gifted rider and an effective, inspiring teacher. Learn more about how Team Tate Dressage can help you achieve your goals.
“ Jessica Jo Tate is one of those rare riders who excels in competition while scrupulously maintaining a training protocol according to the classical riding traditions. One of the most talented riders of the thousands I have ever taught, JJ is also one who understands the science of riding and training and approaches the horse and his training in the correct frame of mind. Understanding the events from the horse’s point of view, evaluating any and all actions by keeping the welfare of the horse in mind. JJ represents the rare bounty of body, mind and soul all serving correctly the horse’s well-being and evolution to top athletic performance.
—Charles de Kunffy