— Millbrook, NY —

About Emily Jackowski

Emily Jackowski is a 17 year old hispanic/latina FEI Dressage rider based in Millbrook, New York.

In the last year, Emily has been competing primarily at the FEI Junior Level. In addition, Emily is showing at the Prix St. George Level, scoring into the 70s, preparing for her 2024 Young Rider Debut.

Recently, has qualified for North American Youth Championships (NAYC) for the third year in a row. As well as, qualifying to compete at the U.S Dressage Festival of Champions for the second time in the Junior Division.

During her time at North American Youth Championships, Emily placed in the top 10 for the Junior Team and Individual Competitions. At the U.S Festival of Champions, Emily placed 6th overall in the nation for the Junior Division.

Emily shows great dedication to Dressage training 5-6 days a week for 2-3 hours a day.

Additionally, during the school year she maintains the highest academic standards by achieving High Honor Roll Status and is a member of National Honor Society.


New England Dressage Association 2021 Year End Award:
Reserve Champion of the Musical Freestyle for Third Level, Fourth Level and FEI Junior.

New England Dressage Association 2021 Year End Award:
Third Place of the FEI Junior Team. Both of these awards were with Havanna 133

Great American USDF Region 8 Championships:
Champion of FEI Junior Team.

Great American USDF Region 8 Championships:
Third Place of Third Level Freestyle, Open Class. Both of these were with Havanna 133.

North American Youth Championships:
In 2021, Top 18 for the FEI Junior Team and Individual. Placing 11th overall in the Freestyle. Both of these were with Pluto Bona II.
In 2022, 4th place as a Team in the FEI Junior Team. 7th overall in the FEI Junior Individual with Havanna 133.

U.S Dressage Festival of Champions:
6th overall for the FEI Junior Team and Individual with Havanna 133.

Emily has also earned her Bronze and Silver Medal

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Competition Schedule

For 2024, Emily plans on moving up to the FEI Young Rider Level, gaining a spot on the Region 8, Young Rider Team. As well as, earning a spot for Festival of Champions.

Besides Young Riders, with a recently acquired four year old mare, Emily plans on developing “Oh My” for competition in the Five Year Old division, to compete at Festival of Champions.

She is currently training at the Grand Prix level, preparing for the 2024 show season. 


Oh My
Oh My, also known as “O” is a 4 year old KWPN mare. As she was recently broke to saddle, I am excited for our future partnership. I plan to develop “O” up to Grand Prix, learning the ropes of developing a horse for the first time!
Brillijant, trained and competed up to Grand Prix. I recently started my partnership with Brillijant in Fall of 2022. Brillijant and I will be competing together for the 2023 show season in FEI Young Riders.
Saturday Delight
Saturday Delight, also known as Guri, was my first horse. I competed with Guri for a year and a half. Although our time together was short, the memories and knowledge acquired from our partnership will always be invaluable. Saturday Delight passed away in the Spring of 2021.
Havanna 133
Havanna 133, owned by Wes Dunham. I started my partnership with Havanna after Pluto, both qualifying and competing at Region 8 Championships. Havanna and I had a successful 2022 season in FEI Juniors, continuing our partnership into 2023.
Pluto Bona II
Pluto Bona II, a lipizzan stallion, owned by Explora Hudson Inc. Pluto and I competed together for the 2021 show season in FEI Juniors. Together, we placed in the top 18 overall at NAYC and 11th in the freestyle. Forever grateful for the great teamwork both Pluto and I had together.

About Wes Dunham
Trainer and Coach

Wes is the owner and head instructor at WoodStock Stables based in Millbrook, New York.

Over the years, Wes has brought many horses and riders from Training level into FEI levels of competition.

Additionally, Wes has trained and qualified two riders for the US Paralympic team.

On a daily basis, Wes oversees the training of up to 20 aspiring riders at all levels from children, junior riders to adult amateurs.

His clients are from the US, Ireland, Italy and Chile to name a few.

Additionally, Wes has run a highly recognized SIT program-Summer Intensive Training program from his Millbrook facility.

During the winter/spring season, Wes can be found in Wellington, Florida with many of his students and clients competing at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and the White Fences Equestrian Center.

Some of the highlights to Wes Dunham’s career include, but not limited to:

2012: Trained Donna Ponessa earning her a spot on the US Paralympic Team

2014: Trained Sydney Collier to qualify as the youngest Para Equestrian at the World Equestrian Games in France

2015: Trained Lillian Simons for the US Regional Championships where she placed 1st overall and also the North American Championships (NAYC) to a top 10 finish.

2106: Trained Sydney Collier earning her a spot on the US Dressage Paralympic Team

2018-present: Personally training and coaching Emily Ann Jackowski to several Reserve (2nd place) and Grand Championships (1st place) culminating with her earning a position on the US Junior Dressage Team with a top 13 position on her 1st season competing at this FEI level.

Wes Dunham has a BS in Education and a Masters in Education.

Additionally, Wes is a serious competitor having earned both his Bronze and Silver medal from the US Dressage Federation (USDF) and currently competes at the I2 level in preparation for his Grand Prix debut and earning his Gold US Dressage medal.
Courtney King-Dye
(pictured on Briljant)
Additionally, Emily also trains with Courtney King-Dye. Courtney King-Dye is an American equestrian who competed at both the Olympics and Internationally. King-Dye became a student of Olympic equestrian Lendon Gray at age 17. She graduated from Columbia University in 2004. She competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, originally placing 13th in the individual competition and fourth in the team event.
Susanne Hamilton
Emily also trains with Susanne Hamiliton. Susanne is a licensed official “S” Dressage Judge as well as a USDF Gold Medalist. Susanne is a Grand Prix CDI competitor based out of Florida and Maine.


Emily Jackowski is an aspiring rider for the sport of dressage and is always looking to work with other interested parties in the goal of further developing a community and public interest in the art of dressage.

Highly ambitious, deeply motivated and a hard working spirit fueled by a love for the sport is demonstrated every single day of training and can be seen in the results of competition.

Being able to provide even more value with these hard earned skills by working with partners and sponsors would further accelerate the growth and opportunity to have a greater impact.

To receive a professional portfolio and all other serious inquiries please contact Emily below.

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Madi's Way

Madison Dingee who passed away in a tragic accident in December of 2021 was Emily’s “step-sister”, who Emily grew up with from a young age.

To honor Madison’s legacy and keep her spirit alive, Emily co-founded the nonprofit \with her mother, Diana Romero and partner, Rich Dingee to create Madi’s Way.

The purpose of Madi’s Way is to create awareness of the immense struggles faced by children with divorced parents as well as provide programs for children and young adults at our own schoolhouse dedicated to fulfilling our mission.

Emily is a director at Madi’s Way and actively participates in all aspects of running the nonprofit.
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