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Jabeena Maslin MBE

Jabeena Maslin

Dorset based horse trainer and Olympic coach Jabeena Maslin was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her service to modern pentathlon, in the New Years Honours list in January 2022. Jabeena is the coach of the Olympic Pentathlon Equestrian Team and helped Team GB win an unprecedented double gold at the Tokyo Games in 2021.

In her youth Jabeena competed in every major showjumping competition including Royal Windsor Show, meeting the Queen aged five. She represented Great Britain on junior and young rider teams. The British pentathlon team first came calling in 1974 under Capt Jim Fox, one of the founding fathers of the sport here and a part of the three man team which won gold at Montreal in 1976.

Jabeena has coached every GB Modern Pentathlon team since the Seoul Olympics in 1988, bringing home countless medals for her country.

                           

 

 

 

 

In her riding days Jabeena's trade mark was her bowler hat and pig tails. Now immortalised on our weather vane. 

 

Our Yard

Our professional yard in west Dorset specialises in horse and rider training, also providing the horses to train with and use at events all around Britain. We take on horses of all levels whether it be for backing, schooling or competing. Between Alex and Jabeena we also provide training for all standards of rider including giving lessons and boot camps on our fantastic schoolmasters. Alex is also able to travel to give lessons and clinics and help riders at competitions.

The yard is made up of a combination of competition horses (both our own and those belonging to clients), liveries (hunters, breakers, schooling, competition etc) and schoolmasters. We back and produce show jumpers right through the grades. Currently winning at county level and internationally, with some exciting young horses coming through and being aimed at national finals.  We also take horses for schooling (difficult ones a speciality) and competition livery. We have a selection of all types of horses for sale and can provide training for all abilities, whether on your own horse or on one of our school masters.

 

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From the Archives
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July 7th 1951. Children's Pony class at the International Horse Show. Six year old Jabeena Maslin finds her pony 'Bond Street' quite a handful - during the Children's Ponies event, class 18 - at White City. (Credit Image: © Keystone Press Agency/Keystone USA via ZUMAPRESS.com)

 
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May 16, 1953. Royal Windsor Horse Show. Jabeena Maslin putting her pony Variety through its paces, taking part in the Children's Pony Class for children born in or after 1941. (Credit Image: Keystone Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS)

 
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14th May 1955. Queen Elizabeth II presents an award to Jabeena Maslin, on 'Criban Biddy Bronze', after winning the Child's Pony Event at the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park, Windsor Castle. 
CREDIT: PA/PA Archive.

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Jabeena Maslin, aged eight, on her 13.2 dun pony Lundy. In her trademark bowler hat and pig tails.

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And wearing them in 2014!

 
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Jabeena with her pony Bond Street.

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Jabeena still jumping in 2015

 
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"One of the highlights of my time photographing Olympic gold medalist Kate French’s training was a gloomy, grey, wet winter's day near Beaminster in Dorset with her riding trainer, a veteran of many Olympics, Jabeena Maslin. What a character she is. Both have been awarded an MBE. It’s of these days of grind and constant practice that champions are made. What a privilege it was to witness it."

David Noton, photographer.

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Jabeena and the British Olympic Team, Barcelona1992.

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Jabeena and the GB Modern Pentathlon Team at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

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Jabeena and Alex at the London 2012 Olympics

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Jabeena with gold medal winner Joe Choong at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Photo: @joechoongy on Twitter

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Before heading off. Quite a lot of kit!

Jabeena and the GB team in Mexico City for the World Modern Pentathlon Championships in 2018, where she was awarded top riding coach of the championships.
Photo: Pentathlon GB

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Jabeena and the GB Modern Pentathlon Team at the Tokyo Olympics 2021
Photo: Pentathlon GB