The Difference Makers: Jessica Hampf & Jan Byyny

The two met when Jessica called up Jan on the recommendation of her then-trainers, Mike and Emma Winter, who were relocating to England. "The long drive to Virginia has proven to be well worth it,' laughs Jessica, 27, who was living in Alabama at the time. 'I had no idea what a difference she would make in my life." Originally from London, ON, Jessica has lived in the States since the age of five and is now based in Gladstone, NJ. She developed an interest in horses while attending elementary school, where there happened to be a barn on the property - every little girl's fantasy. Fast-forward almost ten years and she was showing avidly in the hunter and jumper rings, eventually tackling her first event at the age of 18. She was first named to the Canadian Eventing Team long list in 2006, is short-listed in 2012 and hopes…

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