Jennifer Cocoma Hustis is known for her expressive paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and drawings of horses and wildlife. The artist uses her imagery to further her conceptual exploration of animals as messengers.
The Oklahoma artist has a Master's Degree from Pratt Institute, NY. As Head Instructor and Founder of Art of Horsemanship LLC in Edmond, OK, Jennifer enjoys sharing her artistic talents and horsemanship knowledge with all ages. Art of Horsemanship LLC focuses on an excellent foundation in both fine art and horsemanship. Over the years Jennifer has partnered with museums and galleries creating interactive educational art exhibits. You can find her artwork in galleries and part of private collections in the United States and abroad. The artist also shares her personal stories about animals and the life lessons they teach through her heavily illustrated children's books.
From a very early age, Jennifer felt a very close connection to horses. This connection drove her to learn from, and assist many, professional and world renowned horsemen and horsewomen. Jennifer believes that working with horses for herself and others, for over 40 years, directly contributed to her successful horsemanship, animal communication and has given her greater self-awareness.
Art of Horsemanship LLC maintains a broad scope of disciplines and age groups. Jennifer’s daughter has won a wheelbarrow full of buckles, saddles, and many trips to the pay window as she is an accomplished All-Around Cowgirl. She earned this by countless hours in the saddle, at 10 years old she competed in a youth trainer's challenge with a rescue horse, showed in 4-H in both English and Western events, All-Around Cowgirl and Sweetheart of the Rodeo at Edmond Jr. Rodeo, 5X Finalist NLBRA Finals (National Little Britches Rodeo Association), Jr. High Rodeo, and Top 10 in breakaway and pole bending at AQHA Youth World Championships. Jennifer's AOH students have gone on to compete in 4-H, Jr. Rodeo, Jr. Rodeo Royalty and in IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association) in both English and Western disciplines. The AOH facility has a classroom to learn the fundamentals of a variety of fine art media, STEM projects, and horsemanship.
After decades of training horses in multiple disciplines, in 2018, Jennifer and her Spanish Mustang began competing in Working Equitation and Western Dressage. In 2018, they earned a ranking in the top ten from the U.S.A. Confederation of Working Equitation and in the Western Dressage World Championships. In 2022, the pair earned WDAA World Reserve Champion in Musical Dressage and in 2023 earned WDAA World Reserve Champion in Horsemanship.
Buckles and ribbons aside, a great foundation in horsemanship will allow you to enjoy horses in a way you never thought you could.
Art of Horsemanship LLC looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals in both art and horsemanship.