Born and raised in California on the back of a horse, Jessica had the opportunity to move across the country. As a working amateur, she began researching options for bringing her horse along with her.
Where to board? Who to train with? What farrier options were there? Who transports horses across the country?
After spending hours searching on the web, she became frustrated with the outdated, irrelevant information available. Existing directories provided a name and a phone number at best and there was no way of telling if this professional was even in business any more. After leaving countless voicemails that went unreturned and thumbing through archaic websites, it was obvious there is a huge disconnect between riders and the professionals.
In any other service-related industry consumers search online to find out what their options are. Whether it be a restaurant, a plumber, or buying a car. Why wouldn’t horse people adopt a similar approach?
This experience powered the concept of Equivont. Jessica teamed up with Jacki to bring this word-of-mouth industry up to the digital era.
Equivont partners with reputable and relevant businesses and professionals who WANT TO BE FOUND by the equestrians who are searching for them.
Jessica has been an active member of the California horse show circuit since she was a child. Torn between her love for jumping and dressage, she now events.
Her background in both tech and marketing combined with her lifelong love of horses spawned the idea to create Equivont.
Board Member, San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition, USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist, FEI Eventer, Trails & Safety Committee Member for Nellie Gail Ranch.
Jaclyn grew up riding horses near Lake Tahoe. She has competed in both jumpers and dressage and has years of experience both riding and teaching as a professional.
She now competes as an amature on Hank, her perfect unicorn (who she found on Equivont!) and Amari, her sassy mare.
Her background in the equestrian world and experience in sales and marketing have helped bring Equivont to life.
Emma grew up riding in hunters and equitation in Northern California but moved to Southern California, where she is a working student at an eventing barn. She has a thoroughbred named Bentley, who she does eventing with. Emma is also a board member for the San Juan Equestrian Coalition. With her background in sales and marketing, combined with her passion for horses, she is so happy to be on the Equivont team.
Adeline, a Northern California native, grew up in the hunter and equitation rings. Alongside her riding journey, Adeline actively assisted at a local barn, nurturing her love for horses and contributing to the equestrian community. Now, as a marketing major at the University of Nevada, Reno, Adeline embarked on her professional journey as a marketing intern at Equivont, where she merged her marketing skills with her equestrian knowledge. Drawing inspiration from her equestrian experiences, Adeline aims to create campaigns that resonate with both the equestrian community and a wider audience.
Kelli Vilchis has competed and worked in many different disciplines throughout her life, though cross country gives her the biggest thrill. Her heart horse, Star Struck, is a chesnut TB mare that was rescued, and turned out to be a very talented jumper. Married with two young sons, Kelli now works with Equivont and plans to get back in to Eventing. She brings with her to Equivont an extensive background in marketing and a lifelong passion for horses.