"Pyro": 2009 17.0h dark bay OTTB gelding by Preakness winner Bernardini
Originally a steeplechaser, Pyro was spotted in action by Jessica at the Aiken Fall Steeplechase who states she "immediately saw a horse galloping around Fair Hill" when he galloped by her and over one of the brush jumps. Helping the gelding's assistant trainer with a few horses at the race, Jessica inquired about the owner's willingness to him and the horse was in her barn a few short hours later. He has not disappointed with his gallop and jump she saw that day at the track, and has all the makings of an UL competitor. Currently competing in the preliminary/CCI2S level and looking for a move up in the summer of 2020, Jessica is very excited about the future with this kind gelding.
"Harvey" 2015 gray OTTB gelding by Exchange Rate
While pregnant and scrolling through CanterUSA, Jessica saw one pic of "Harvey" and had those butterflies in her stomach. While it took 7 months to aquire the horse, Jessica believed in him enough to be persistent and she has not had any regrets. With results that speak for themselves, Hardwired has been competitive from the start and is one of the most exciting young horses in the barn. Unquestionably a future UL horse, Harvey's skills are being developed patiently and skillfully by Jessica.
Qualified for the YEH-5 Championships at Fair Hill 2020, with a win on a 81.05 at his qualifier, Jessica looks forward to a training level move up and the Championships in the fall. Having been the in the top 3 placings in 6 out of 10 of his events through the novice level and placing in the ribbons at all but one of those events, this is a shining young star and syndicate ownership is available for those who are looking to partner in the journey of developing a young horse through the top levels of the sport.
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"Citka" 2010 16.3h bay OTTB gelding by Irish TB Century City
Sourced and owned by one of Jessica's best friends, Kristi Johnson, Jessica was offered the ride in the winter of 2019 and they have developed a strong competitive partnership in a very short time. Moving up to the training level after just two outings at novice, Citka made easy work of it with a win at his first training level competition. With an incredibly natural, scopey jump, Citka has every quality Jessica looks for in a talented partner and is nothing but smiles when she is on him.
Looking forward to the future with a move up to preliminary potentially in the fall/winter season, this is a pair to watch as they campaign their way to the top levels.