Jessica grew up with horses on her family’s small warmblood breeding farm in Maine, where she raised and started a number of homebreds. Jess first joined the Hilltop team in 2006 as a working student with Michael Bragdell. She left to pursue her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts. While finishing her Masters degree, Jess had the opportunity to further her training abilities by working as the assistant trainer/barn manager for Grand Prix trainer and competitor, Sharon McCusker. Jess finished her USDF Bronze, Silver, & Gold Medals aboard her own mare Veraki, and is now a USDF Certified Instructor. Jess’s passion for young horse education, and her knowledge of kinesiology provide a unique foundation for developing today’s sporthorses.