Jennifer was introduced to riding by her mother at a young age.
At the age of 8 she joined the United States Pony Club and in 1995
became an HA graduate of the Mill Creek Pony Club. One of Jennifer's
most memorable experiences as an USPC member was her participation
in the overseas representation of the 1994 Tetrathalon team.
She was one of five American females picked to compete in England,
Scotland and Ireland in the combination sport of running, swimming,
shooting and cross country riding.
Jennifer & "Ted" 2005 Foxhall Cup CCI**
Jennifer is a 1997 graduate of Kansas State University
with a BS in Mass Communication - Advertising. She worked a "real
job" for a few years as graphic designer and competed her new horse
"Ted" at the lower levels of eventing before becoming interested in
upper level competition.
Jennifer assisted the organization of
an USEA horse trials in Kansas City for a number of years. She
held a position on the Board of Directors for the
Longview Horse Park during the period of time the park requested and
received state and federal grants for renovation and construction.
In 2002, Jennifer and Ted began working with Jim Graham in
Florence, AL. The pair quickly moved to the Intermediate level and
gained experience at the CIC** and CCI** level. After the 2005
Foxhall Cup, Jennifer was long listed for the United States
Equestrian Team. In 2006, Jennifer competed both Ted and her other
horse "Ironman" at the Advanced level. Over the five year
period that Jennifer worked with Jim, she gained valuable experience
training numerous horses and competing more than 25 different
traveled to Baltimore and successfully completed her assessment for
the USEA Instructor Certification Program Level II certification.
Ohmes Equine Services, LLC was
established in 2008 and operated out of Arcadia Farm in Leighton,
AL. Jennifer spent seven years at this beautiful facility training
and teaching eventing and fox hunting horses and riders. While
moving back to her native Kansas City in 2015, Jennifer is fortunate
enough to still travel back to Arcadia to teach clinics
While Ted and Ironman have
long been retired from competition,
Jennifer has been competing an exciting eventing prospect named "Outward
Appearance" at the Novice level.
"I have found riding the talented young green horses to be so
exciting. The progress they make from day-to-day and competition-to-competition is obvious. Riding a green 4 yr old at their first
competition can be as much fun, as challenging and as rewarding as
riding an Intermediate or Advanced horse. "
Jennifer's latest endeavor involves equine post surgical care and injury
rehabilitation. After consulting area equine surgeons and veterinarians, it was
apparent that there was a need for post hospitalization care and rehabilitation
for equine patients. Jennifer made some adjustments and conversions to her
family farm to accommodate these special needs horses and works to assist them
during the recovery process for the best possible results.