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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After spending hours searching on the web, she became frustrated with the outdated, irrelevant information available.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 currently has 3 perfect (albeit sassy) mares that she competes on the hunter/jumper circuit across the California Coast.
Her background in the equestrian world and experience in sales and marketing have helped bring Equivont to life.
Mikayla grew up riding and grooming in various working student positions in Southern California. Now an Agribusiness and Equine Science student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Mikayla continues to ride and compete in hunters and jumpers with her young horse. Mikayla is excited to learn and grow with Equivont as one of their interns.
Emma grew up riding in hunters and equitation in Northern California, but she moved to Southern California in 2021. She is currently studying Communications and Advertising at California State University, Fullerton. Emma continues to ride in Southern California, eager to learn everything she can in Dressage and Eventing! Emma is excited to be on the Equivont team and continue to grow.
Kelli Vilchis has been riding and competing from a young age. She discovered a love for jumping, becoming an assistant at an eventing barn, and spent many years under several influential trainers, even traveling to England and Germany. Currently on a short hiatus from riding while raising a 3-year-old son, and another on the way, she looks forward to getting back into competitive eventing. She is so excited to be on the Equivont team, keeping her connections in the equestrian world while seeing this amazing service grow.
She brings with her to Equivont an extensive background in marketing and a lifelong passion for horses.