About

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Madoc Prince Phillip at Pony Club Championship in KY 2014

Jessica FanĀ is a fun-loving, dedicated, passionate equine enthusiast. Jess, now 21 years old, trains with John Mason of Tex Over Farms in Conroe, TX. She has been riding and competing for 18 years and has shown from training level through Intermediare 1.

In addition to training with John, JessĀ rides in regular clinics with Conrad Schumacher and Lendon Gray. She has also ridden with Jeremy Steinberg, Jan Ebeling, Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Christine Traurig, Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, Michael Barisone, Scott Hassler, Olivia Lagoy, Courtney King-Dye, and George Williams. In 2014 Jess was invited to the FEI Pony Championships in Gladstone, NJ. Under the instruction of Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Jess and her pony Madoc Prince Phillip, bred by Mary Alice Williams and Nancy Hinz of Yellow Rose Dressage, the pair won Reserve Champion in a competitive class. In December of 2014 though Jess sold her pony to a 10 year old out in California who absolutely adores him and got Woohoo, a 6 year old horse bred by Nanni Baker of Bona B Ranch in Eustace, TX. In 2015 Jess and Woo were Junior year end champions at first and second level with a median score of 71% and 72%.

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Lendon Gray and TX EDAP participants

This past year Jess started teaching and has an eventing student who she teaches regularly on both flat and jumping. Jess also is a C3 Dressage specialty and C2 eventing rated pony club member and part of the San Jacinto Pony Club in Rio Grande Region. She helps out the local pony club teaching the girls on unmounted topics varying from braiding and grooming to stable bandaging and veterinary knowledge. Jess is starting to work with the girls during mounted lessons under the instruction of Nikki Taylor-Smith and Ida Mattisson. She also worked for her trainer Ida on the weekends and when she had time — tacking up the horses, clipping, cleaning tack, etc. Ida also gave her opportunities to ride horses and Jess has learned a lot. Jess also offers braiding and grooming services at shows. This is her way of demonstrating her desire to help contribute to funding the sport that she loves.

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Reserve Champion 2015

Jess now is attending Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and is studying Sport Management with a minor in business and philosophy. She drives an hour and half to the barn 5 to 6 times a week (talk about dedication). With this program she and Woo will continue their training towards the FEI levels and will compete in the U25 division in hopes of qualifying for the Festival of Champions in 2021.

 

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