When Jessica Fussner first laid eyes on I’ve Been Ripped ++//, she couldn't have dreamed she’d be cantering down centerline with him, let alone at the FEI levels. But 14 years later, Fussner’s earned her U.S. Dressage Federation bronze and silver medals aboard the Arabian-Paint cross, and she’s set on achieving gold.
Fussner first met “Rip” when he was a foal. Her aunt bred him, and Fussner's family bought him as a 2-year-old. She'd grown up competing Arabians in breed shows, so naturally began training and showing Rip with that focus in mind.