About

 

J and M Performance Horses AKA Lilly’s resort was established in 2014. We came upon this dream (Jeff and Michelle) from our childhood into our adult experiences. Jeff from Oklahoma always loved the outdoors and animals as a young man. He had horses in Oklahoma then came to California. Michelle grew up with horses as they were her babysitters. At a very young age, she cleaned stalls to ride horses while her mother worked. She revolved into barrel racing at the age of 10 and than got her own horse which she lost shortly after from family funds.

As she grew up she always longed for another horse. Then finally at age 20, she got her first very own horse, OLIVER DANDY. He was a horse she picked up before going to the killers pen that no one wanted or could ride and within two years he became a Halter champion.

She also meet some great people threw her experiences. Sherry Guess from Oklahoma now a very well known Dressage Instructor. Michelle rode with her for several years and Sherry got her involved in Dressage. Michelle only competed in one class, but took her ability that she learned on to her horses. After 27 years her love Oliver Dandy passed away and could not mead that spot. she fell out of horses and went into the fashion industry.

Now after 15 years of the fashion industry she decided to make her full circle back into horses. Her husband Jeff and herself now have a small ranch in Corona, California with several of their own horses, they breed their quarter horses to race. And also have just great saddle horses and there two dogs Max and Haley they have built their home and facility to include hand picked boarders, lay up horses, and have yearly clinics held in several disciplines to help educate others and themselves. They are also adding some charity work which their granddaughter Skylar wants to be part of which requires special needs for children such as cancer, abused, abandon issues. They want to give back for the thanks of being able to have such a wonderful place and would like to share it with these special kids for these huge beautiful animals have been the best therapy for us and for all souls. Lilly’s resort name came from there filly which was one of there first race horses. Lilly went threw quite a deal for Jeff and Michelle to learn some things about the racing industry. Lilly is one of the reasons why they came upon there adventure of J and M performance horses. Lilly also resides with them on the ranch to only have a  great life of just a riding a horse.

Michelle and Lilly

Michelle and Lilly

 

Michelle and Dandy, 1979

Michelle and Dandy, 1979