Jessica Adrienne Rekos was a beautiful, funny, bright and loving little girl who was just 6 years old when her life was so senselessly and violently taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14/12.
In October of 2011, Jessica started taking weekly riding lessons with instructor, Montana Calloway, at King's Bridge Farm in Newtown, CT. Some people just aren't cut out to be horseback riders - not Jessica. She was a natural. Anything Montana taught her, immediately soaked right in, even at her young age. Jessica attended her first and only horse show in June of 2012, the Bethel 4-H Show. She won a blue ribbon, and this little girl couldn't have been more excited or proud! She could hardly wait to compete in another show moving up to more challenging divisions with the farm's new lesson pony, Waffles. The two of them, Jess and Waffles, were a perfect match. Montana knew it, and Jess knew it. They would have won many ribbons together in the years to come if her life wasn't so unfairly taken. No doubt, Jessica would have grown up to be a very talented rider.
"Jessica loved everything about horses. She devoted her free time to watching horse movies, reading horse books, drawing horses, and writing stories about horses. We had promised her she could have her very own horse when she turned 10. She asked Santa for new cowgirl boots and a cowgirl hat." ~ Krista and Rich Rekos, Jessica's parents