Meet the Rusted Star Ranch Riding Instructors

Jessica Flores

Jessica is a CMSA Professional Horseman, having many opportunities to travel around the nation.  When watching her ride it is often commented how she "floats" with the horse.  Early in her equestrian career, she worked as an exercise rider and barn manager at a sale barn where she was in contact with many different breeds, disciplines, and people.  She has over 16 years of experience in colt starting.


Currently, she competes in Cowboy Mounted Shooting on her horse Special Play Choice aka "Lucy" as a Pro Ladies Level 6.  Winnings include multiple Overall Overall, Overall Cowgirl and Overall Shotgun titles.  She has been a CMSA World Qualifier each year since she began shooting.  Additional accomplishments include:


  • 2020 Eastern US Championship Ladies AAA Eliminator 2nd place

  • 2020 Eastern US Championship Ladies AAA Double Down 2nd place

  • 2020 CMSA Futurity Top 10 - Murfeesboro, TN

  • 2020 Appalachian Mountain Championship Ladies AAA Double Down - Lexington, Va

  • 2020 Appalachian Mountain Championship Ladies Overall Shotgun - Lexington, Va

  • 2019 World Championship 3rd place Cowgirl Open Division Shotgun - Amarillo, TX 

  • 2019 Mid Atlantic Region Year End High Point Cowgirl & High Point Shotgun

  • 2019 High Point Maryland Shotgun

  • 2019 PA State Championship L6 class winner, Reserve & Ladies Shotgun Champion - Centre Hall, PA

  • 2019 Shoot for the Brand Series Reserve Cowgirl Bloomsburg, PA

  • 2019 Massachusetts State Championship Reserve Overall, Overall Cowgirl, & Ladies Shotgun - Norfolk, MA

  • 2019 North Carolina Championship State Top 3, Overall Cowgirl & Ladies Shotgun - NC

  • 2019 Virginia State Championship Overall Shotgun Champion - Doswell, VA

  • 2019 Maryland State Reserve Cowgirl, Overall Shotgun Champion, Top 5 - Dillsburg, PA

  • 2019 March Winds II Overall Champion- Lumberton, NC

  • 2019-2017 High Point Maryland Cowgirl

  • 2018 NorthEast Regional Overall Cowgirl, Top 3 finish, L5 class winner

  • 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Overall Overall Shotgun Champion - Williamston, NC

  • 2018 North Carolina State Championship - Overall Cowgirl, Top 10 finish, L5 class winner

  • 2018 Maryland State Championship - Overall Shotgun Winner

  • 2018 Universal Media Shootout - Overall Cowgirl, Top 3 Finish - Centre Hall, PA

  • 2018 Florida Ladies Overall Shotgun Winner Lady Lake, FL

  • 2018 Winter Heat Round Up Division AA Ladies Winner & Open Shotgun Winner, Top 5 Finish - Lumberton, NC

  • 2017 MD Horse Industry Board Touch of Class Award Recipient

  • 2017 Virginia State Fair Reserve Cowgirl, Open Shotgun Winner & Top 10 Finish – Doswell, VA

  • 2017 Mid Atlantic Regionals Top 10 Finish – Williamston, NC

  • 2017 North Carolina State Championship Top 3 & Reserve Cowgirl – Williamston, NC

  • 2017 Maryland State Championship Top 10 Finish - Dillsburg, PA

  • 2017 Universal Media Shootout Limited Shotgun Ladies Limited Shotgun Winner – Centre Hall, PA

  • 2017 CMSA Jeffer’s National Ladies 3 National Champion – Tunica, MS

  • 2016, 2017, 2019 AQHA World Qualifier, Houston, TX

  • 2016 TN CMSA Tuesday Shootout Top 10 Finish -  Murfreesboro, TN

  • 2016 CMSA Omega Eastern Championship AQHA Ladies Limited Reserve Champion – Murfreesboro, TN

  • 2016 CMSA National Jeffer's Division A Ladies Double Down Champion – Tunica, MS

  • 2016 North vs. South Border War 1 Overall Champion – Dillsburg, PA

  • 2016 North vs. South Border War Weekend Overall Reserve Cowgirl  - Dillsburg, PA


Jessica graduated in 2008 with her BS in Agriculture (with an emphasis in Animal Science) and 2015 with a MS in Extension Education. She previously worked at the University of Maryland Extension as an Ag Agent before serving in her current position as the FFA Advisor and Ag Science teacher for Worcester County Public School System. Jessica is First Aid/CPR certified and emphasizes safety first while working around and riding horses.  She is one of our mounted shooting instructors.

Rob Johnston

Rob became involved in horses at a young age when his sister raised Appaloosas and competed in endurance races.  Rob's daughter was an avid rider at a young age and competed in local hunter/jumper shows. In 2010, Rob and his Appaloosa partner Geronimo, found the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting.  Mixing his love of horses and guns he quickly rose to a men's level 5 shooter.  Since 2016, Rob has served as the CMSA Mid-Atlantic Region Advisory Board Member.


Rob is currently the President of the Mason Dixon Deputies, Maryland's Cowboy Mounted Shooting Club.  Rob is also a member of AQHA, APHA, NRA, and various other equine organizations. He is a multiple Overall and Men's Overall winner, 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional M1 class winner, 2012 DE State Championship Overall Winner, and is a 8x CMSA World's qualifier. ​​​


  • 2020 Appalachian Championship Top 10 & M4 Class winner -Lexington, VA

  • 2020 Appalachian Championship Men's AQHA Overall - Lexington, VA

  • 2020 Appalachian Championship Overall Shotgun Winner - Lexington, VA

  • 2019 CMSA World Championship M4 2nd place - Amarillo, TX

  • 2019 Massachusetts State Championship Top 5 & Overall Shotgun Champion - Norfolk, MA

  • 2019 Shoot for Hope Division AA Showcase Champion - Williamston, NC

  • 2019 North Carolina Championship Overall Shotgun Champion- Williamston, NC

  • 2019 Kick Off Shoot I & II Overall Champion - Princess Anne, MD

  • 2019 Maryland State Championship Top 10 - Dillsburg, PA

  • 2019 Jeffer's National CMSA Championship M4 2nd place - Tunica, MS

  • 2019 Double L Bar Winter Heat Round Up Division AA High Point Winner, Top 3 - Lumberton, NC

  • 2018 Maryland State Championship Reserve Overall Champion & Reserve Overall Cowboy

  • 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional M4 Class Winner

  • 2018 Maryland High Point Cowboy

  • 2018 Virginia High Point Shotgun Champion

Rob is one of our mounted shooting instructors.  With many years of experience in firearms training, he will give you the confidence that you and your horse will be competitive in mounted shooting.  

Meredith Coulbourne

Meredith is an avid outdoors woman who has never been afraid to get her hands dirty.  Softball is her second love to horses. started her riding career when she was 6 years old, beginning her competitive career as a horsewoman when she turned 8 yrs old. Her parents bought her her first horse "Gigi" when she was 13 years old. Hard work and and determination has been a focus throughout her riding career.  At the end of 2017, she hit a crossroad with her horse, frustrated with her struggle to reconnect with her horse.  She reached out and began training with professional horsewoman Jessica Flores.  It was then that she clicked with Gigi, finding quick speed, smoothness and winning success with her horse in MD High School Rodeo and local barrel circuits.  In summer of 2019, she also began competing in mounted shooting.  Meredith understand the importance of patience and perseverance in order to be successful. 

  • 2020 Maryland State Championship L1 Champion - Doswell, VA

  • 2020 Back To School Round Up Shoot Limited Shotgun Winner - Halifax, NC

  • 2020 CMSA member

  • 2019 RSR Speed Series Junior Class Champion - Berlin, MD

  • 2019-20 MDHSRA Member

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