Elizabeth is originally from Boca Raton, Florida. Her first lesson was when she was 8 years old. Ever since she has been hooked. It wasn’t until High school Elizabeth started riding competitively. Elizabeth would groom and tack horses at her barn in order to compete in the local schooling shows. She knew she wanted to make it to the bigger shows one day, but was very happy at the opportunity to compete in general.
By; Ambassador Olivia Carr
If you had told 13-year-old me that someday I would be a devotee of the jumper ring, teenage-Olivia would have laughed in your face. I could barely look over at the jumper ring without a twinge of fear in my belly. Actually riding in it? No way.
By Ambassador Sam Shinn
I started riding when I was five years old and I was hooked ever since. I got my first horse Bentley when I was 12 years old, he's the best thing ever; I rode with little barns up until middle school. Then I found Shannon Bejarano and Fairwin Farms in Sarasota. I rode with them for seven years and we traveled all over the country competing in A rated and double A rated shows.
Being a Navy wife leads to lots of ends and new beginnings. With that, sadly our time in Jacksonville Beach has come to an end and we'll be PCSing (or moving due to hubby's new job) to Virginia Beach this summer. This has meant looking for a new place to live, a new job and a new barn family.
Ever been looking for that one brush you love to use while grooming, either in your tack trunk or barn's tack-up area and it appears to have just grown legs and walked away? Well, one adult amateur-owned company has made this headache a thing of the past. Read more about Wellesly Equestrian and the workhorse 'Every Day' Brush.
By Ambassador Laurel Hanna
I am a 35 year old momma of two beautiful girls, Savannah and Larken. Savannah is 15 and from my previous marriage and Larken is two months! Big age difference, I know I know. I am married to a wonderful man who owns a heating and air company. We have been married six years this October. He has become a fabulous horse show husband and dad, much to his surprise!
Wow is a JC-registered, race trained Thoroughbred who ran in one race; which is why he is now a show hunter. Anyway, race training can be tough on a horse's body and at only seven years old he has shown some hock soreness and discomfort. Consulting with a veterinarian after a lameness exam, we decided not to begin hock injections due to his age. Being a certified equine massage therapist, I decided to look for alternative methods to help ease any discomfort he may have and prevent further injury.
Olivia began riding competitively in the hunter/eq ring throughout middle and high school, but took a break from the barn for several years to pursue her degree in Biological Engineering from Cornell University. She moved to northern Virginia and began working for a small consulting company after graduating in 2013.
Taylor is from Virginia Beach, VA and has been riding for as long as remembers. She grew up on a farm and got her first pony when she was three. She currently rides with Chris Wynne out of his Breckenridge Manor Farm and has been riding with him for around thirteen or fourteen years. She started on the A circuit when she was nine years old and has never looked back, making her first trip to indoors at eleven years old on her small pony Benlea Neptune.
Ride the Course, Enjoy the Horse | Erin McGuire Wins Big at Aiken Challenge Series III Cupid Classic
Amateur rider Erin McGuire has been showing at Highfields (Aiken, SC) horse shows since her short stirrup days on the local circuit. In 2011 when Erin began riding with Jack Towell and Liza Boyd at Finally Farm, they purchased Casallo, a now 13-year-old Holsteiner by Casall. After some time apart from being leased out for the past few show seasons, Casallo is home and winning with Erin back in the irons.