Jessica grew up in Colorado and was blessed enough to be born into a horse savvy family. Her parents had Arabians when she was young, and then she started showing POA’s at the age of five where she was quickly hooked on all around events: everything from showmanship, horsemanship and pleasure to trail and hunt seat. From here she moved on to Paints and Quarter Horses, continuing to compete in all-around events throughout her youth career, adding jumping, ranch versatility and reining to her events.
She was also very involved in horse judging teams, starting at the young age of 8 and continuing through part of her collegiate career. In this area she achieved many world and national titles in Paints, Quarter Horses and Arabians, and was able to expand her knowledge and involvement throughout the horse industry.
She attended Colorado State University where she graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Business and a concentration in Equine Science. From there she went on to a 1-year apprenticeship with top NRHA Professional Franco Bertolani. She remains highly involved in the Reining Industry, working part time for the National Reining Horse Association and continuing to compete with her own horses.
She is extremely excited to become part of the Markel Team, and looks forward to serving you in any way possible!