Sonic & Jess

After working with Julie for over 9 months putting in a lot of hard work with many of the Duffs Designs Graduates Jess’s hard work paid off and on her 13th birthday she received sonic. Sonic is Jess’s first ever project horse and this is their journey so far..


Horse Info

Name- Heza Bliss (sonic)

Height- 15.2hh

Colour- brown gelding

Age- 3

Rider Info

Name- Jess

Age- 13

Years of experience- 2-3 years

How did you get into riding?

Jess originally started riding at the Shepparton equestrian centre and also the occasional bush bashing on ponies with her best friend which is where she met Julie. After posting on facebook looking for a horse, Julie Duffy then got in contact with jess and as most of us known jess became Julies adopted daughter. Jess went on to ride and help work the horses alongside Julie. Jess also states that she is so very thankful for the opportunities that arose for her while she worked along side Julie.

What is your favourite thing about sonic?

Jess shares that her favourite thing about sonic is that he always puts in 100%, he will jump anything and never refuses no matter how awkward our jump is..

What type of riding do you do together?

Currently Jess and Sonic are jumping anything and everything, showing, eventing and starting to get into nav rides.

What is your biggest achievement so far?

Jess states that her biggest achievement so far is jumping 85cm.

What has owning a standardbred taught you?

Owning a standardbred has taught jess that just because you are different doesn’t mean you cannot succeed and fit in.

-Jess & Sonic

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