At the age of nine Jessica was hooked on all things horses, including training, showing, and competing with them. Throughout her youth, Jessica was blessed to ride under several well known and respected trainers all over the Oregon state competing as a true all-around competitor. The list of disciplines she is knowledgeable in include:

  • Showmanship/Halter
  • Trail (mounted & in hand)
  • Western Pleasure
  • Horsemanship
  • Western Riding
  • English Pleasure
  • English Equitation
  • Jumping - Hunters
  • Team Penning & Sorting
  • Cow Working
  • Reining
  • Barrel Racing
  • Various gymkhana events

By the end of high school, Jessica's focus was on working with young horses, training them to be outstanding and competitive youth horses. More than 25 years later, this is still the ultimate goal for horses she accepts into her program.