- Jessica Mendoza
- Competing for: United Kingdom
- Age: 21
Born in Lyneham (Wiltshire), the United Kingdom, Jessica Mendoza began riding at the tender age of three. Since then she has become one of the brightest young talents in show jumping.
At only 19 years of age, Jessica has represented Great Britain at senior international level at The European Showjumping Championships (2015) and in Nations Cups; and is already winning at Grand Prix level. Her next goal is to ride in the 2016 Olympics.
Following in the footsteps of other top riders, Jessica’s career started on the international pony circuit where she won numerous titles and was a highly successful Junior Showjumping rider, setting records and winning unequalled titles as a younger rider.
Jessica's competition highlights to date have included:
Member of the Nations Cup Final team in Barcelona
Top placings in World Cups
Grand prix results including Hickstead 5*, LGCT Shanghai 5*, LGCT Estoril 5* to name a few
Member of the senior championship team in Aachen 2015
Member of the Gold medal winning team in senior Nations Cup Rotterdam CSIO*****
Member of the Gold medal winning team at the Pony European Championships 2011 and 2012
Representing Britain in the Pony Nations Cup Team and at three European Pony Championships.
British Show Jumping Association ` Leading Pony Rider’ 2010
Over 10 European Grand Prix titles
Multiple Horse of The Year Show wins
3 successive Olympia Junior Titles
November 2015 - Longines Rising Star Award at the 2015 FEI Awards.
October 2015 - British Showjumping's Young (Under 21) Rider of the Year 2015
Jessica's website can be found at: www.jessicamendoza.co.uk