Jess Shipman was obsessed with horses from the first time she laid eyes on them as a child. She began riding at age 12 and bought her first horse, a black AQHA gelding named Mescalena Joe, shortly after. She is a well-rounded equestrian and has competed in everything from pole bending to dressage.
Currently, she is involved in Thoroughbred horse racing and also trains retired racehorses for their next career. She is the proud owner of two off the track thoroughbreds, Honey Smacks and Distribution.