Co-Owner and Head Trainer
Jessica grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her first teacher was her aunt, Gina Allan, a well-known Western Canadian jumping and dressage trainer. Starting out in riding school at age 9, Jessica slowly worked
her way up the ranks through working student positions and catch riding. She had success on the “A” and “B” hunter/jumper circuits in British Columbia as a junior and young amateur, and was lucky enough to compete
at classic venues like Thunderbird and Spruce Meadows. In her early 20s, working for Desiree Johnson at a hunter/jumper sales barn in the heart of German horse country, she learned invaluable information about
horse and stable management, sales, and training. From there Jessica moved to California and the prominent Northern Californian hunter/jumper training barn Horizons East Show Stables, where she worked as assistant
trainer to Barbara EnDean, participated in training both horse and rider and was the barn’s show rider. She was a key component in bringing along numerous young horses that have moved on to very successful careers
in the hunters and jumpers. With multiple wins and championships in the hunter and jumper divisions throughout California and Oregon, Jessica has made many connections throughout the industry, most recently
working for and receiving training from prominent West Coast hunter/jumper coach, young horse trainer, and breeding expert Sue Lightner.
Jessica is beyond passionate for horses. She enthusiastically imparts her knowledge to students and horses alike, and is intent on seeing human/equine partnerships succeed. Her teaching and training style reflect
her belief that a strong educational foundation is imperative to success in the show ring.