Jessica started horseback riding when she was six years old. She single-handedly negotiated and bought her first horse, Carioca, at the young age of eight. From Mexico City, to Washington DC, South Africa and now San Diego, what has always endured has been Jessica's passion for horses. Jessica grew up show jumping, but after moving to San Diego eight years ago and buying her first dressage horse, she was hooked. She quickly realized that there was a big void for top-notch European horses at reasonable prices in the USA, which is how Exclusive Dressage Imports was born. Jessica loves learning about all bloodlines, and takes her time selecting only great prospects. Her strict three-part rule is: (1) premier bloodlines (2) great minds and (3) correct movement.
Jessica left her job in Finance to pursue a Master's in Marine Conservation from UCSD and is currently the Sales Manager and owner of EDI.
Joseph Newcomb’s experience ranges from starting horses to competing through Grand Prix. His talent for teaching piaffe/passage has earned him international attention and he has been recruited by top riders including Steffen Peters for his in-hand expertise. With his masterful technique with young horses and wide range of knowledge, we are lucky to have Joseph as EDI’s head trainer and sales manager.
Mckenzie is a young rider who recently moved from Washington state. She is a bronze and silver medalist who is currently working towards her gold with her current horse Zero Branco. In 2016 Mckenzie competed at Festival of Champions, and was the reserve champion in the FEI pony division. In 2019 she competed again at Festival placing in the top five FEI junior division. In 2020 Mckenzie competed and won in her first CDI with Zero Bronco in the FEI young rider division. McKenzie has lots of experience with young horses all the way to FEI.