Jazz Napravnik operates Flying Horse Farm and trains both flat horses and steeplechasers(hurdle and timber). She offers over 30 years of competitive experience and a wealth of equestrian knowledge. Born into a professional horse family, she spent 13 years of her youth in Somerset Hills Pony Club, graduating at the C-3 level when she was 17. She won many championships in the Welsh Hunter division both regionally and nationally as well as in eventing. Her equine education continued as she followed a pathtowards steeplechasing and flat racing with her younger sister, Rosie Napravnik, closeon her heels.
Jazz chose a path as a trainer and now trains her stable of horses at AOPF. In addition to her degree in Psychology from Towson University, she worked for many top trainers including reining Steeplechase Trainer of the Year, Jack Fisher and Hall of Fame trainer, the late Tom Voss.
Her philosophies strongly include the importance of fresh air, daily turn out, as well as varying terrain and cross training for all of her race horses. Her methods have allowed her to bring along multiple stakes winners, including her homebred, Farah T Salute. She actively competes in the jumpers with her OTTB, Jesse O.
In addition to working with horses, Jazz is on a personal missions to empower all those she comes in contact with, especially women! In an effort to combine her two passions she is hard at work on a new project. In early 2019, Jazz and a good friend and colleague, Ashley Smith, a coach in Equine Guided Education, were asked by Rise for Good to develop a pilot program in Jordan that focuses on gaining a competitive edge through a stronger partnership between horse and rider. Jazz is very excited to be part of such an exciting endeavor.