Comments on Jess as a Junior


Here’s what some leading lights in the sport have said about Jess when she was riding as a Junior:

“From the moment I first saw Jess ride, aged about 9, I knew she was extraordinary. She has natural talent that you can’t teach but have to nurture. She has such a feel for pace and rhythm and just seems to do the right thing for the horse at the right time,”

— Andy Austin, Trainer and Sky Sports Presenter

“Jessica is a very natural rider, she has got a nice feel and is very competitive,”

— Peter Charles, international showjumper

“Jess is absolutely fearless and cool under pressure”

— Alan Fazakerley, Team GB Trainer

“As a loyal ambassador, Jessica has worked tirelessly to promote the Baileys Horse Feed brand. Jessica continues to liaise closely with our Nutritionists and Marketing Department, ensuring all her horses look fantastic in order to represent Baileys Horse Feeds in the show jumping sphere”

— Minty Knowles, Brand Manager, Baileys Horse Feeds

“Jess always wants to win, will always have a go and has a good eye and a good feel. What’s more, she is a great ambassador for the sport. I have seen a lot of promising youngsters and Jess definitely has what it takes,”

— Clare Whitaker, International Selector

“One of the most exciting talents British Showjumping has seen for years”

— Alex Hammond, Sky Sports TV Presenter

“It is encouraging that someone of that age can win such a prestigious class as this, which can only bode well for the future of the sport”.

— Di Lampard, British Showjumping Consultant Head of Training

Last updated 3.11.15



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