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They say that if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. Nothing rings truer for Jennifer Matthews Williams, co-owner of the H.O.T. Equestrian Academy (HOTEA) and JWB Performance Horses, who has spent the last 25+ years in the horse industry as a rider, competitor, instructor, and trainer. She is a Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Master Instructor, an Approved Judge for the American Stock Horse Association, and holds a degree in Equine Training & Management. 

Jennifer loves every aspect of the horse world, which is why HOTEA offers lessons and training in many types of Western riding. She designed her programs to suit every level of horse and rider from complete novice to seasoned competitor. After riding with top trainers in the industry over the years, she witnessed the overwhelming stress put on the students and horses to the point where riding was no longer fun. Students will be stretched and will grow in HOTEA's program. However, HOTEA values the stress-relieving aspects of horses and making sure that every student feels welcomed and uplifted, encouraged and confident, and enjoys themselves while improving their skills.   

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Matthew Nichols


Meet our new Instructor & Intern:

From deep east Texas, I have worked with all types of people and horses. From shows, to problem horses, a little liberty training and even taming a couple mustangs along the way. I believe that if you put the horse first and take the time to do it right, everything else will fall into place. With students I hope to leave them feeling accomplished, more knowledgeable, and safer on a horse.

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