Fireside Farm is proud to announce Jessica Nilles will be joining the Fireside team as Patti's assistant trainer. We are lucky to have her as she is an accomplished professional on and off the horse with a National title and practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy.
As a rider Jessica has schooled through the Grand Prix and competed through Intermediare I. Her most notable achievements are: USDF Reserve Champion Intermediate I at Nationals 2016, and USDF Grand Champion Intermediare I at Region 2 Championships 2017 (decided not to compete at Nationals). Jessica has worked with a variety of training horses ranging from; a young horse's very first ride to teaching flying changes. Additionally, she is schooling her horse Wish in the Grand Prix movements with hopes of competing him at Intermediate II and eventually Grand Prix in the future. Look for Jessica at the 2018 Regionals as she competes for Fireside.
As a Physical Therapist Jessica earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Marquette University. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Jessica's riding knowledge offers the unique ability to assist riders in diagnosing position weakness and crookedness issues by doing a strength analysis on the ground.
Jessica's list of talents and skills are endless. She is a valuable asset to our team and we are beyond thankful to have her as most importantly she is a kind, positive, encouraging person. She will be assisting Patti with her training horses and overseeing the training at Fireside over the winter months.
If you would like to join the Fireside family please feel free to contact Patti or Jessica for more information. Jessica will be available for lessons at Fireside and the surrounding area. She is also available for Rider Position Analysis. Cost for the Physical Therapy session is $95.
Contact Jessica Nilles (414)241-7030
Photo Credit: John Borys Photography