WHO WE ARE

Combining the professional forces of two industry leaders, Jennifer Ward and Jennifer Wood, Jump Media is one of equestrian sport’s largest comprehensive public relations agencies.

Jump Media offers a wide variety of promotional services including public relations, media relations, event promotion, and photography and graphic design services as well as athlete promotion, sponsorship liaison, on-site press room management, press release and editorial writing and placement, social media campaigns, and much more.

As a full-service public relations agency representing some of the biggest names in the sport, Jump Media is uniquely positioned to maximize client exposure, both in domestic and international markets.


Jennifer Ward - Owner/Principal
Jennifer Ward
 

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Having studied journalism and earned a post-graduate degree in public relations, Jennifer, who is based in Ottawa, Canada, began her career by handling media relations for the Canadian Equestrian Team for five years. Moving on to a contract with the United Nations, the horse world kept calling, inspiring Jennifer to start her own business specializing in public relations for the equestrian industry.

She founded Starting Gate Communications Inc. in 2001, and quickly gained a loyal following of clients. Athletes, events and organizations all benefitted from increased publicity and media exposure. In addition, Jennifer continued to act as media liaison for the Canadian Equestrian Team at major games including the Olympics, World Equestrian Games and Pan American Games. She was also the press officer for equestrian sport at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo.

Having ridden since the age of six, Jennifer has successfully combined her passion for horse sport with a rewarding career promoting the sport she has loved for a lifetime. Her work with Jump Media allows her to further expand her talents and the connections she has made through years of hands-on public relations experience.


Jennifer Wood - Owner/Principal
Jennifer Wood
 

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Originally from Chicago, Jennifer Wood is a lifelong horseperson who began competing in the hunter and jumper discipline at the age of seven.  She went on to represent the intercollegiate team at the University of South Carolina.  Jennifer graduated from USC magna cum laude with a marketing degree in 2001.  Jennifer worked for Olympic show jumpers Anne Kursinski and Margie Engle before entering the public relations field in 2004.

Through her work as a freelance writer and photographer and for PhelpsSports.com, she has covered many international equestrian events including FEI World Cup Finals, FEI World Equestrian Games, and the Olympic Games.  Jennifer is a member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists and, in 2006, won the United States Equestrian Federation Pegasus Award for Media, Best Single News Article.

Known for her work promoting some of the best equestrian events and companies in North America through her company, Jennifer Wood Media, Jennifer looks forward to continuing to advance equestrian sport promotion through Jump Media.


Bridget Love Meehan - Managing Director
Bridget Love Meehan
 

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Bridget brings more than 25 years of management, marketing, and communications experience to Jump Media, most recently as executive director of Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) where she helped guide the organization through a significant period of success.

Prior to WIHS, she held senior marketing and communications positions at Discovery, Inc., leading teams producing corporate events, sponsorships, and public affairs initiatives plus cross-company marketing and brand-building strategies designed to grow distribution of Discovery’s U.S. networks.

Earlier in her career, Bridget managed a leading D.C. public relations firm specializing in event production and fundraising for corporate and non-profit clients. She worked in the publishing world as a literary agent managing the sale and licensing of client content to publishers, studios, and media across the world. She also served as director of communications for the United States Equestrian Federation.

A lifelong hunter rider and competitor, she is also now a proud horse show mom. Bridget received her M.B.A. from Fordham University and her B.A. from Kenyon College. Originally from the Buffalo, N.Y. area, she currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and daughter.


Dana Riddlemoser - Strategic Communications Manager
Dana Riddlemoser
 

 

 

Dana Riddlemoser has always loved horses. In fourth grade, she drew a picture of herself jumping in the Olympics, aspiring to win a gold medal. While her own Olympic dreams never came to fruition, Dana has had the opportunity to work in equestrian sport and experience major championship and medal feats around its athletes.

Prior to joining Jump Media, Dana served as the US Equestrian Federation’s manager of media relations, where she helped increase the sport’s exposure across mainstream media and assisted with athlete media development and positioning. Dana also managed and executed its media partnership program. In addition, Dana has served as a press officer and covered numerous international and national events across the seven international disciplines. She brings significant public relations agency experience, having worked on successful campaigns on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion soccer player. She also worked on a presidential and senatorial campaign.

A born and raised Nebraskan, Dana holds a master’s degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Political Science from Morningside College in Iowa.


Lindsay Brock - Account Manager
Lindsay Brock
 

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Lindsay Brock hails from the mountains of the Adirondack Park in Upstate New York and started developing a passion for all things equine the moment she first formed the word “horse.”  In 2008, Lindsay graduated with honors in writing and communications from Houghton College, where she also served as the President of the Houghton College Equestrian Society and competed on its hunter/jumper and eventing teams.

Upon graduation, Lindsay worked at The Hollywood Reporter and Carol Mann Agency in New York City.  Through her experience as a writer, photographer, and social media manager, she has explored the facets of both mainstream and equine-industry organizations.

During her four years as Public Relations and Social Media Manager for HITS Horse Shows, she created promotional and editorial material for competitions nationwide.  Her work has appeared in prominent equine publications including The Chronicle of the Horse, Equestre Americas, Equestrian Living, Horse & Style Magazine, Puissance Magazine, and Sidelines Magazine.

Dedicated to bringing the sport of show jumping to the masses, Lindsay is proud to be part of the Jump Media team, furthering her zeal for the best of horse sport.

 

Emily Daily - Account Manager
Emily Daily
 

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Emily Daily was born into an equestrian family and spent her childhood riding Connemara ponies at her parents’ farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. In 2006, she graduated with honors in creative writing from Virginia Tech, where she also served as editor of the college newspaper and competed in three-day eventing.

Upon graduation, Emily interned with The Chronicle of the Horse magazine and later took a job leading the communications department and serving as magazine editor at the U.S. Eventing Association (USEA). Following her tenure at the USEA, she spent nearly five years at Practical Horseman magazine, working her way up to senior editor and website manager.

Throughout Emily’s career, she has utilized creative marketing strategies, managed social media campaigns, and helped launch new digital initiatives. A passionate journalist and photographer who was recognized by the American Horse Publications for her writing, she also covered events such as the Kentucky Three-Day Event, the FEI World Equestrian Games, and the FEI World Cup North American League.

As a lifelong horsewoman, Emily was honored to join the Jump Media team in 2019 and work alongside other professionals dedicated to promoting equestrian sport.


Emily Randolph - Account Manager
Emily Riden
 

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Emily Randolph grew up in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and attended the Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 2012 with degrees in public relations and equine science. While at Penn State, Emily was an officer and captain of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team, a reporter for The Daily Collegian newspaper, and a chair of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

In 2013, Emily accepted a position with Phelps Media Group, representing numerous riders, horse shows, venues, non-profit organizations, and brands. While at Phelps Media Group, Emily secured high-profile media coverage for its clients, executed successful social media campaigns, developed unique marketing strategies, and generated captivating editorial material.

Simultaneously, Emily served as a photojournalist for PhelpsSports.com, providing coverage of major events such as the Winter Equestrian Festival, the Devon Horse Show, the National Horse Show, the Longines Global Champions Tour and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

A rider since the age of seven, Emily is dedicated to promoting equestrian sport and is proud to have joined the Jump Media team in 2016.


Simon Stafford - Photographer
Simon Stafford
 

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Having served 26 years in the British army, Simon Stafford (SSgt. Ret.) gained valuable experience that today serves him well in the fast-paced world of equestrian sport. With tours of duty completed in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Simon retired from the British military in 2013 with his military conduct assessed as exemplary.

A classically trained French horn player, Simon also had two ‘day jobs’ with the Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers while serving in Her Majesty’s Forces. As Quarter Master Sergeant, he was responsible for transporting men, equipment and weapons from the UK to areas of conflict, such as Afghanistan. As Drum Major, he was responsible for arranging his Band’s appearances around the world, whether it be playing for Her Majesty on social occasions or providing pomp and circumstance at international sporting events such as the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ show jumping tournament in Calgary, Canada. Today, Simon applies his superior management, execution and interpersonal skills as a key member of the Jump Media team.

Simon has used his retirement to pursue another creative passion, that of photography.  He has quickly become known for his ‘behind the scenes’ photo essays at major equestrian events, and counts such names as the Canadian Equestrian Team and Horse Sport magazine among his regular clients.  A member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ), Simon’s photography has been featured on the front cover of Open Driver (Spring 2016), Gaitpost (April 2016), and Horse Sport (April 2016, September 2016, June 2017, and September 2017) magazines.