AdultAmmyStrong is proud to partner with Southeast Medal Finals (SEMF) and provide prizes to the Low Adult Hunter and Low Adult Jumper Finals winners. The winner in these divisions will receive a co-branded AdultAmmyStrong/Southeast Medal Finals baby pad to commemorate their experience at this year’s finals.
“I’m honored to partner with Southeast Medal Finals this year. It’s great Jacksonville hosts such an equestrian competition that highlights the year-long hard work put in by adult amateur equitation, hunter and jumper riders," said AdultAmmyStrong Founder Sarah Mahoney.
“Juniors and professionals seem to get a lot of press due the popularity of their events - equitation finals, grand prixs, Rolex, professional rodeos, etc., but there isn’t much showcasing the adult amateur rider and I think it’s time to change that,” Mahoney stated. “We work just as hard with our horses to get to the level we ride and compete in, or just to ride at all, that it’s time to spotlight the amateur community for their strength and dedication to the sport.”
Adult amateurs drive a lot of the equestrian and competition industry and the goal to showcase the determination of the A/A and A/O community to increase awareness of just how exceptional the adult amateur really is.
“We are a wide-ranging community and each of us has something unique to share,” Mahoney added. “The more awareness I can bring, the more amateurs will find a similarity between themselves and others. I want them to know they aren’t alone in facing the challenges of riding vs ‘the real world’ and hopefully build supportive connections between one another.”