Jocelyn Kriss Parker
Jocelyn Kriss Parker, a current resident of Tappahannock, Virginia, grew up about 45 minutes outside of Detroit, Michigan, and started riding when she was just eleven years old. After only riding for a short time, Jocelyn learned about Three-day Eventing and instantly knew that was what she wanted to do. With the support of her parents, Jocelyn became extensively involved in eventing and at age 17, she moved across the country to Florence, Alabama, to train with one of the nation's top trainers, Jim Graham.
During her four years as a working student/assistant trainer with Jim, Jocelyn was chosen to represent the United States twice at the Junior Olympics, and was awarded an individual gold medal and team bronze medal. These finishes enabled her to be long-listed for the US Equestrian Team from 2004 to 2006. During this time Jocelyn trained and competed horses up to the Advanced level. After finishing her time with Jim, Jocelyn moved around the country for a few years, taking various jobs working for top event riders, competing up and coming horses and breaking and training young prospects. Due to her desire to be close to the heart of the eventing community along the East Coast, Jocelyn eventually settled in Tappahannock, Virginia, where she has started Southern Breeze Equestrian.
Jocelyn nows works both with bringing young horses up the levels of Eventing and Dressage, and teaching a large group of adult amateurs and young riders. Her goal is to return to the upper levels of Eventing and achieve her USDF gold medal.
Jocelyn also has a young daughter and is a certified Pilates instructor, has her open water scuba diving certification, and has a B.S. in Global Business from Regent University.