Jennifer Petterson

Division Chair, Equestrian Studies; Associate Professor, Equestrian Studies, Western


Areas of Expertise:

  • AQHA, APHA all around horses (training and coaching the all around horse)
  • Western event competition
  • Arabian and Half-Arabian Western Pleasure and Hunter Pleasure
  • PtHA Pleasure, Stock and Hunter Type all around horses
  • Stock Horse Pleasure Driving
  • Intercollegiate Competitive Judging and Equine Conformation
  • Colt starting and young horse training


  • M. Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, William Woods University, 2009
  • B.S., Equestrian Science with Minor in History, William Woods University, 1996

Professional Achievements:

  • Equestrian faculty, William Woods University, 2005-present
  • Owned and operated Spring Creek Stables—a full service boarding, lesson and training barn—Kuna, Idaho
  • Board of Directors Missouri Horse Show Association
  • Equestrian Games Director, Special Olympics, Idaho, 1998-2002


    • American Paint Horse Association member
    • Pinto Horse Association of America member
    • Arabian Horse Association member
    • American Quarter Horse Association member
    • United States Equestrian Federation member
    • International Andalusian Lusitano Horse Association member
    • Missouri Horse Show Association

    Honors and/or awards:

    • Coached, trained and shown numerous Class A Arabian western pleasure horses, APHA champions, AQHA point earners and Pinto World Champions and Reserve World Champions as well as many other breeds
    • Coach of the 2006 Senior National Champion Intercollegiate Judging Team at U.S. Nationals, Louisville, KY
    • Coach of the 2006 High Point Collegiate Judging Individual at Morgan Grand Nationals