"Thank you for making my heart full."

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SBR Nova "Nova" ; 15 year old Saddlebred mare

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It all started when Jess's mom put her on her 16hh Saddlebred when she was 2 years old. When she was 8, she turned to the hunter jumper world until she was 13. After taking a couple of years off from riding, a friend convinced her to get back in the saddle and Jess found herself in the world of Saddleseat.

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Jess rescued Nova about 6 months ago. Together, they participate in local Saddleseat shows. Jess couldn't be happier with Nova and the adventures they get to go on together.

"My horse is my number one priority and I wouldn’t change that for anything."

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"My horse brings out the best in me. She takes the pain away and she is always there when I need her. She makes the bad days better and the good days even better."


Working with Nova, Jess and her mom was a blast. Fun people, a beautiful horse, and stunning foliage...it just doesn't get much better. I absolutely adore the connection between Nova and Jess. Her love for Nova shines through so clearly. I can't wait to see her beautiful Album Book from this Session!