Accross the Diagonal Farm


Across the Diagonal Farm is a classical dressage training facility located in beautiful Carmel Valley, California. Trainer and owner Jennifer T. Roth is a USEF “S” dressage judge with many years of experience in all aspects of dressage sport.

Jennifer has trained numerous pairs of horses and riders to USEF/USDF/CDS Championships for 40 years. Jennifer is passionate about teaching and sharing her knowledge of horses and dressage. She specializes in matching dressage riders with quality appropriate horses. Jennifer is available for judging and clinics. Contact her to learn more..


Excerpt courtesy of United States Dressage Federation

In dressage, the rider uses his weight, legs and seat to influence the horse. These are known as the “aids”. In order to use the aids correctly, the rider’s body must be aligned and balanced.

The Rider

"The classical design of the rider's position enhances balance and suppleness. With practice the rider can achieve the main goal of equitation which is to produce an independent seat and use of the aids. It is no wonder that at the most revered riding school in the world, The Spanish Riding School in Vienna, riders are often on the longe for one to two years. They must master their seat before they are allowed to 'take up the reins'

Jennifer speaks from a position of extensive experience. Early in her career she trained with Egon von Neindorff at Karlsruhle, Germany. Then she trained at home for years with Dietrich von Hopffgarten, Charles de Kunffy, Hilda Gurney, Melle van Bruggen, and Anders Lindgren. Next she was off to Europe to study with Olympic veterans Karin Schluter and Margit Otto-Crepin. Over the last decade she has hosted clinics with The Spanish Riding School's Chief Rider Andreas Hausberger at Across the Diagonal Farm in Carmel Valley, CA."
Read article the full article by Nan Meek

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Our services

Current Events

Each year Across the Diagonal Farm hosts exceptional clinics. This fall we will host a Susanne Von Dietze Clinic in November 2014. Sponsored by CV Equestrian Alliance and Auditors and riders benefited from the Demo, Dinner and Lecture as well as the Clinic dates. Email Jennifer for more info email:

For annual clinics in Carmel participants receive half-off room prices with Boarding at $30/day at Stonepine Equestrian Center and Chateau Relais.

Andreas Hausberger Dressage clinic , July 8-11, 2014. Across The Diagonal farm will host this event for the 16th year in a row at Stonepine Equestrian Center and Chateau Relais.
Contact Jennifer Roth at (831) 601-8191.
Book early a few lessons slots open . Limited Auditing.
Participants in clinic may stay at Stonepine Chateau for 50% Discount.

Rider, Horse matchmaking

Jen specializes in finding harmonious partnerships for horse and rider. Read her "Quest for the Holy Grail" in the September 2012 issue of USDF Connection.
Jen's philosophy is simple, it takes a knowledgable eye and hands on training experience working with horse and rider combinations to know what horse would be best for each rider personality and ability.


Jennifer prides herself in combining serious dressage training with a fun, safe atmosphere at the barn. Our primary focus is the training and teaching of private clients. We enjoy working with Junior/Young Riders as well as Adult Amateurs.

The barn is located at Stonepine Equestrian Center and Chateau Relais, along side the worlds most beautifully designed collection of restaurants, facilities, and hotels. First class for your accomodations and first class for your dressage training and the training of your horse.


Jennifer is an FEI trainer who prides herself on her practical knowledge of classical dressage.


Jennifer Roth is a well respected Judge who's presided over schooling and registered Dressage Shows throughout the US, Canada and Mexico.

Book her for a ride and review session at your barn. Get the benefit of a training session first, do a test and then review the results with Jennifer.

Jennifer's is also available for clinics.

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About us


Jennifer began riding in 1966 and has been seriously involved in dressage since 1969. As a young girl, Jennifer enjoyed 3 day eventing (on her horse Devish below). In 1971 she attended the Von Neindorff Riding Institute in Germany. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science from UC Davis in Plant Pathology. In the early 1980's she earned the USET/ ASMIS Scholarship grant which allowed her to return to Germany to ride with Olympic veterans, Karin Schluter and Margit Otto-Crepin. Upon returning from Germany, Jennifer settled in Carmel Valley, California and began importing warmbloods, training and continued competing in dressage.

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Jennifer has won numerous national USEF and USDF awards.

Along with training and competing, Jennifer began a Lipizzan breeding program in the early 1990's. Her goal was to improve the quality of Lipizzans in the United States and promote successfully this endangered breed.

Jennifer particularly enjoys teaching students of all levels. At her facility she teaches adults and children in dressage and hunters. She has been an USEF dressage judge since 1984 and holds a "S" judges' card.

Glider Jennifer Roth
Jennifer Roth riding
Siglavy Angelica II-I
Jennifer Roth riding Maestoso II Sabrina


Jennifer Roth is an USEF ‘S’ Dressage judge and has judged many prestigious shows over the last 30 years. She has continued her training with Dietrich Von Hopffgarten of Canada and Andreas Hausberger of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. She has earned numerous USDF Horse of the year awards in both national and regional top standings.

Articles / Links

Equitation: The Foundation of Successful Riding Read article
By Nan Meek with Jennifer Roth

Stone Pine Equestrian Center

Full Service Facility
Fully Rubber Matted Stalls
Individually tailored feeding program
Client tack rooms
24 hour supervision
Large turnout pastures
Hot/cold water wash racks
Evening lights in outdoor arena
Covered round pen, racetrack, ready rooms
Lessons and Training are available from Jennifer Roth and Anna Lepingwell for both horses and riders
Clients may bring horses for short term stays and day haul ins are welcome.

Monthly training is available , boarding is available for horses/riders in a lesson program. Contact Jennifer for pricing and boarding rates.

Across the Diagonal Farm is conveniently located 25 min from the Monterey airport and 1 1/2 hrs away from the San Jose airport.
See contact page for directions


The Farm


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Currently there are no horses for sale or lease

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Get in touch.

Carmel and Big Sur, CA

Its a beautiful area, close to San Jose and Monteray, CA airports
Read more at Carmel Chamber of Commerce and Trip Advisor:

  • Across the Diagonal Farm is conveniently located 15 min from Monterey airport, 1 1/2 hrs. away from the San Jose airport.
  • Carmel by the Sea is the closest town.
  • We are surounded by California's Wine country
  • Big Sur 70 miles of California coastling, not to be missed! (Trip Advisor)
  • Opportunity to trailer to many beaches
  • Pebble Beach dressage shows

Contact: Jennifer Roth, USEF 'S' Judge
Phone: 831-601-8191 voice & fax
P.O. Box 22933, Carmel, CA 93922 Map

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