Rodney Jenkins

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Rodney Jenkins
OccupationTrainer, former show jumper
Born (1944-07-03) July 3, 1944 (age 74)
Middleburg, Virginia, U.S.
Career wins847+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Leonard Richards Stakes (2002)
General George Handicap (2014)
Maryland Million Turf (2015, 2016)
Significant horses
Bandbox, Running Tide, Phlash Phelps

Rodney Jenkins is an American former equestrian member, who has been inducted into the show jumping Hall of Fame and is now a race horse trainer.

He rode competitively from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, and after retiring from the show ring became a Thoroughbred racehorse trainer, based out of Laurel Park.[1][2]

Jenkins was given the nickname "The Red Rider" because of his red hair.[3]

Early life[edit]

Jenkins graduated from high school in 1961 and was hired to ride in horse shows up and down the East Coast, including Florida winter circuit when it was just beginning.[4]

Personal[edit]

His father was the huntsman for a private pack in Orange, Virginia, and then huntsman for the (now-defunct) Rapidan Hunt,[5][6] before purchasing Hill Top Stables.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Strassburger, John. American Horses in Sport 1987. “Overall and Show Jumping Horseman of the Year”. The Chronicle at The Horse. pp. 9–14
  • Sorge, Molly. The Chronicle of The Horse. 2011. “Rodney Jenkins Thinks Like A Horse”. Feb. 21, 2011 pp. 20–24
  • Winants, Peter. The Chronicle of The Horse. 1979. “Enis Jenkins: Part Hound-Part Fox”. September 21, 1979 pp. 25–26
  • Quirk, John. The Chronicle of The Horse. March 11, 1977. Interview with Rodney Jenkins p. 21
  • Chronicle of The Horse. “Jenkins To Show No More”. 1988.
  • Chronicle of The Horse. “Rodney Jenkins Back in Action“. 1992.
  • Chronicle of The Horse. “US Team Announced”. September 1973
  • Chronicle of The Horse. Detroit 1974 August 30, 1974. p. 19
  • Fogleman, Jane Porter. VA Sportsman. 2007. pp 22–26
  • Practical Horseman: “Rodney Jenkins: En Route to The Natural Naturally”. Part I: What My Horses Taught Me. March 1986. pp. 4–14
  • Practical Horseman: Part II: Weathering Change. April 1986. P.4-14
  • Abbey, Harlan. Chronicle of The Horse. “Who’s Who in The Jumper World”.
  • Jenkins, Rodney. Practical Horseman’s Book. Doubleday 1989. “Putting a Horse in A Proper Frame and How to do it”. P. 64-65
  • Jenkins, Rodney. Practical Horseman’s Book. Doubleday 1989. “What My Horses Taught Me”. pp. 325–351
  • Rodenas, Paula. The de Nemethy Years. Arco Publishing, Inc. NY 1983.
  • RJ International Record 1973-1975 p. 186/187
  • Jafter, Nancy. Riding for America. 1990 Doubleday. Appendix
  • Steinkraus, William. The US Equestrian Book of Riding 1976. Simon & Schuster. P. 269-285
  • Spraque, Kurth. 1985. H. Centennial History 1883-1983. The National Horse Show: The National Horse Show Foundation. NY. p. 284, p. 394
  • Dempsey, David. 1968. The New York Times. September 15, 1968. “No Biz Like Show-Horse Biz”.
  • Higgins, Alice. 1971. Sports Illustrated. “Blues for An Orange Red Head”. November 22, 1971.
  • Chronicle of The Horse. Pennsylvania National. 1972. P. 22
  • Chronicle of The Horse. Pennsylvania National. 1971. P.23
  • Chronicle of The Horse. Oak Brook. 1967. P.24 1st GP Win
  • Maggitti, Phil. 1992 Spur Magazine. pp 82–87. “They Liked Ike: Show Jumping may never see another one like Rodney Jenkins and Idle Dice”.
  • Wiebel, Betty Yopko. Idle Dice pp. 52–57
  • Sack, Kristine. Chronicle of The Horse. February 24, 1976 p. 24-28 “The Story of Idle Dice”.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rodney Jenkins thinks like a horse Chronicle of the Horse, retrieved Feb 21, 2011
  2. ^ Md. thoroughbred trainer leaps into past with show jumping competition The Baltimore Sun, retrieved July 11, 2012
  3. ^ Rodney Jenkins thinks like a horse Chronicle of the Horse, retrieved Feb 21, 2011
  4. ^ Rodney Jenkins thinks like a horse Chronicle of the Horse, retrieved Feb 21, 2011
  5. ^ Rodney Jenkins thinks like a horse Chronicle of the Horse, retrieved Feb 21, 2011
  6. ^ Rodney Jenkins Equestrian Life