Since the start, Jomar Farms has been a family run operation! With the help of our wonderful and dedicated staff, who are just like family to us, we treat our clients like one of the family too!
My passion for horse began very early. While living in San Diego, CA, I started taking riding lessons and showing in all disciplines. My father retired from the US Navy in 1977 moving our family to Van Buren, AK. I continued advancing my horse career and began training other’s horses.
After graduating high school, I went on to earn my degree in nursing working in Intensive Care, Obstetrics, and Orthopedics. In 1984 I left it all behind to start a career flying for American Airlines and moving to DFW. The only time I had a chance to ride was when I was home visiting.
In 1997 I was blessed with my only child, Marissa. Just like her mother, Marissa was hooked on horses and began taking riding lessons at 8 years old. Watching my little girl grow in her riding career got me hooked back into the horse world.
It 2006 my dream came true and we bought a farm in Midlothian, TX. After a lot of sweat, tears, and hard work, JoMar (Jo = Joni Mar = Marissa) Farms was opened. In 2016 after Marissa went off to TTU, the empty nest syndrome kicked in and I began riding and showing once again.
I began my horseback riding career at the age of 8, taking horseback riding lessons and showing our ponies. Horseback riding quickly became my passion and my life. I got my first Sec C Welsh Mare, Madoc Rhossilli Bay, and began showing the Welsh Circuit and many local circuits. Together, Rhossi and I won multiple National titles, but unfortunately my legs grew long and we had our last show season together in 2009.
I received my next Welsh from my grandfather, a young Sec D Welsh Cob named Diamond K Monte. We began our riding partnership slow, allowing our bond to grow; we eventually began showing in the Welsh circuit and local circuits and again became nationally recognized. During this time, I began riding and showing horses/ponies for other riders and trainers. I advanced my riding career by showing in Dressage and Eventing with Monte as well as other horses in the local area.
My passion for horses continues and I have been the captain of the TTU Equestrian team for the last two years. My riding experience and knowledge has grown riding all types of breeds and temperaments. I plan to graduate from Texas Tech University in 2020 and go on to become a Physical Therapist. I would to thank Mariam Copeland and Lynda Lewis; without you both I could not be the confident, soft, and patient rider I am today. I must also thank my Mother and Grandfather for making my dreams come true!