Who We Are
Evenstar Farms is a private boarding and training facility located in the beautiful grassy hills of Elbert, Colorado. Evenstar Farms offers top notch training in a tranquil environment. Horses in Evenstar Farms program are treated as high level athletes with the care and attention deserved of one. Our program is founded on the centuries old methods of the Spanish Riding School called 'Classical Training'. Classical riding is the art of riding in harmony with, rather than against, the horse.
Jessica Pickering sat on a horse before she was even a year old and instantly reached down, grabbed mane and laughed. That was the start of a lifelong passion. She started western riding lessons at a young age but as soon as she sat in an English saddle at Coventry Farms in Littleton, Colorado she was at home. Within two years of riding in one of Colorado’s top warmblood breeding and show barns she was entering the show ring herself. Within a few years she was winning back to back Show Champions in the Colorado Hunter Jumper Association shows around the state. She continued her training under local trainers and soon began riding American Thoroughbreds, planting the seeds for her future. By nineteen years of age she was an assistant trainer; teaching lessons and learning how to retrain off-the-track thoroughbreds. Jessica continued assisting for several local trainers until 2010 when she started Evenstar Farms (formerly Pickering Equestrians). For several years she focused on increasing her knowledge of the thoroughbred and their responses to classical riding. She still lessons and clinics with top trainers such at Joanne Hart, Ken Hart, Nicole Thüngen(German Dressage Master), Ken McGarth (USDF Gold Medalist), Sabrina Wood (Grand Prix Dressage), John McConnell (2x World Cup Rider), and several more top experts. Jessica is skilled in training horses of all breeds but has the rare patience and skill to train the sensitivity, high energy, and keen mind of thoroughbreds. She has the eye to find potential in horses that many may pass by, she can find the true diamonds in the rough. She has spent the past year increasing her A circuit show carrier and brining some of her personal horses up thorough the shows with the goal of competing at a grand prix level someday.