H. Jerry Schurink
grew up on Doornhof Farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont.
Jerryâ€™s parents founded the Bennington Pony Club
(BPC) in 1968 and his
father Henry was the acting DC for 40 years.
Jerry graduated from high school, and then worked at Klosterhof in Medingen, Germany, an auction facility and stallion training center where Berieter candidates worked to develop their skills and knowledge before taking their national exams.
As a young rider, Jerry was a member of the 1979 Three Day Event Gold Medal Team for Area I and in 1980 was the USDF Young Rider of the Year.
While pursuing degrees in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Resource Economics at the University of New Hampshire, Jerry attended three developing rider training sessions at the USET Eventing Headquarters in Hamilton Massachusetts under Jack LeGoff.
Jerry is currently the Director of Riding Studies in the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Massachusetts.
He teaches riding and didactic courses in both the associates and bachelors degree programs, and is the Head Coach of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Equitation team.
Jerry has trained, ridden and coached through the advanced level in eventing, and is a United States Eventing Association Instructor Certification Program Level 3 Instructor, Faculty, and National Committee member.
has developed two advanced level event horses, two grand prix jumpers, and is currently working on finishing his
first grand prix dressage horse.