Welcome to Hippotekhni (άλογοτέχνη)

Dedicated to the craft of riding well using principles of "enlightened horsemanship."

About the Instructor

Jeff Livingstone is a CHA-certified, insured, Massachusetts-licensed freelance riding instructor currently teaching throughout eastern MA and Northern RI.  He teaches basic English, basic Western, Hunt Seat, Jumping, Dressage (Training, 1st, 2nd Level), and Eventing (BN).  Jeff has been riding and showing a variety of breeds for over 30 years, primarily in Eventing and Dressage.  Originally raised in Northern California, Jeff moved to St. Charles, Missouri, where he grew up riding Western (Equitation, Reining) before moving to Eventing, Dressage, and Combined Training.  After riding and showing in several states: Missouri, Wisconsin, California, Maryland, and New Jersey, Jeff eventually wound up at King Oak Farm in Eastern Massachusetts.  There he participated in a variety of 2 and 3-phase events.  He eventually made his way to Franklin, MA where, after a brief respite to help raise two children, he again began to show and train.

He has previously studied Dressage under Marie Johnson, (USEF “L” judge), was a Jumping and Eventing student under Elizabeth Coviello-Moore (USEF "L" judge, USDF Silver and Bronze medalist), and learned to drive from Mary Ruth Marks (international four-in-hand Driving Dressage competitor and instructor).  He has extensive experience working regionally as an exercise rider and trainer, and spent the past two years working with the DCR Mounted Patrol of the Blue Hills, under Lt. Susan Survillo.

Jeff has a B.S. in Biochemistry from the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  In addition to hundreds of hours teaching both children and adults, he has published numerous articles on a variety of technical subjects.  He is currently a Principal Consultant in Life Sciences IT for Tech Mahindra, the fifth largest global IT company. Previously he was the North American Healthcare Industry Strategist for Akamai, one of the world's largest Internet companies.  Jeff currently resides in Franklin, MA near his two children (11 & 13), and with dog
Ariège, and his sister dat Mia.

Jeff is a member of the USDF, USEA, USEF, NEDA, and the Centered Riding Association.  He is also a member of CHA and ARIA.

Hippotekhni is insured though Equisure.