Austin Iatonna
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Austin Iatonna

Name: Austin Iatonna Age: 14 Where do you live and with who? I live in Sunbury with my dad, Jeff and my mom, Kim. How did you get involved in horses? I got involved with horses one summer when I was six years old because I was bored and wanted to try something new and fell in love instantly. What discipline(s)/class(es) do you show in and why did you choose that discipline or class(es)? I show in Horsemanship and Trail right now but I also showed in the Western Pleasure with my old horse. I love the pattern classes because you always have something to think about and the western pleasure is nice because you have a rubric on how your horse is supposed to look. What would be impossible for you to give up? (something that's not horse
Emma Brown
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Emma Brown

Emma Brown Age: 18 Where do you live and with who? I live in Zanesville, Ohio with my parents, Jim and Julie Brown. How did you get involved in horses? As an only child, I always did activities with my mom growing up, such as dance lessons. My dad decided that he also wanted something for the two of us to do, so he got me riding lessons at a local farm and I fell in love with it. That was when I was five, and things have escalated ever since. What disciplines/classes do you show in and why did you choose those disciplines/classes? I show in trail, showmanship, halter, western pleasure, and horsemanship  because I love being able to do multiple events. Specifically, I do the horsemanship to be able to ride on a team in college, and
Clara Nemeth
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Clara Nemeth

My name is Clara Nemeth. I am 14 years old and live in Delaware, OH with my parents, Scott and Winnie and younger sister, Aviana.  I have been involved with horses my entire life. We had a horse farm in Saline, MI where we bred, raised and showed our Quarter Horses for ten years prior to moving to Ohio. My Grandparents train and race Standardbred horses. My Mom, Winnie, is the Standardbred Program Director for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.  We are involved with both harness racing and AQHA. I show my horse, Jacks Are Sleepy Too, who I bred and raised, in Western Pleasure and Horsemanship. We may add Trail, Showmanship and Halter this year. Since we have had to learn together, we started showing Pleasure as
Lauren Carnahan
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Lauren Carnahan

Name:  Lauren Carnahan Age: 16 Interviewed by: Madison Scheiner   Where do you live and with who? I live in Bainbridge, Ohio with my parents, and sister, Claire. How did you get involved in horses? When I was little my mom had a horse named Dakota that I would always go out and play with, and I just loved it. That’s what got me going and started my passion. The rest is history! What discipline(s)/class(es) do you show in and why did you choose that discipline or class(es)? I show in the all-around classes. I choose to do the the all-around because, I love the challenge of doing all the different classes and the different components that go into each class. What would be impossible for you to give up? (something that's not
Reily Jacobs Bell
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Reily Jacobs Bell

Where do you live and with who?   I live in Zanesville, Ohio with my parents, Matt and Melissa Bell, my brothers, Brady and Baylor, and my sister, Delaney. How did you get involved with horses?  My mom had a good friend that asked me to come to her house and ride. I went out, took riding lessons and showed lead line when I was six. The rest is history! What discipline/ classes do you show in and why did you choose that discipline or classes?  For the past two years, I have been mainly focused on the western pleasure. However, this year I plan to resume showing horsemanship, equitation, hunter under saddle, western riding, and trail. I love these disciplines because they are all challenging in different ways and require me
Tori kendle
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Tori kendle

Name: Tori Kendle Age:17 1. Where do you live and with who? I live in New Albany, Ohio with my mom, Julie, my dad, Ron, and my dog, Princess. 2. How did you get involved in horses? When I was three, I lived behind a horse farm and always loved to go visit them. I started taking riding lessons as soon as I was old enough and I never stopped. 3. What discipline(s)/class(es) do you show in and why did you choose that discipline or class(es)? I show in the all around classes, horsemanship, western pleasure, showmanship, equitation, and sometimes trail. I love doing it all because it lets me practice something different every time I ride, and I also like it because it means that I never have too much down time at shows. 4. What would
Isabella Tesmer
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Isabella Tesmer

Name: Isabella Tesmer Interviewed by: Caleb Sturgeon Age: 15   Where do you live and with who? I live in Mt. Orab, Ohio with my mom, Rhianna, and my step-dad, Kyle.  How did you get involved in horses? I’ve had horses all my life. I’ve been riding for as long as I could remember.  What discipline(s)/class(es) do you show in and why did you choose that discipline or class(es)?  I show in the Reining classes. I show in the NRHA Youth Reining 14-18 and the Green Reiner. I also show in the AQHA Youth Reining, and the Level 1 Youth. I love showing in this discipline because it requires the horse to be in sync with the rider at all times. What would be impossible for you to give up? (something that's not horse related)  My phone or Netflix
Kathleen Spencer
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Kathleen Spencer

Name:Kathleen Spencer Age:17 Interviewed by: Alexa Black Where do you live and with who? -I live in Springfield, Ohio with my parents, Tess and Jack, my dog Rocky, and my brother John who currently attends Denison University. How did you get involved with horses? -I got involved with horses when I was 6 years old and I started to take riding lessons. I fell in love with horses right away and It’s my favorite thing to do.   What disciplines/classes do you compete in and why did you chose that? -I show the showmanship, horsemanship and western pleasure. I love showing the western all around because I am able to do a little bit of everything.   What would be impossible for you to give up? -Something impossible for me to give
Emily Abrose
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Emily Abrose

Name: Emily Ambrose Age: 18 Where do you live and with who? I live in Chardon, Ohio with my parents. How did you get involved in horses? This is an interesting story. On the first day of kindergarten, I forgot my clothes for gym and I was very distraught. I was in tears, and then I went and sat next to a girl who was sitting far away from the rest of the class. She asked if we wanted to be friends, and the next week, I went over to her house because she had horses. That was when I was five, and I've been riding ever since. What disciplines/classes do you show in and why did you choose those disciplines/classes? I show in the all around events, as well as ranch riding. I love the diversity of showing the all around and getting to show in
Kylee Wiseman
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Kylee Wiseman

Where do you live and with who?  I live in Beaver, Ohio with my mom, Stephanie, and my dad, Randy.    How did you get involved in horses? I got involved with horses when I was very young. My grandparents, Dennis and Debbie Martin had some horses when I was a baby, and I fell in love. They bought me my first show horse, Alan when I was 5. We went to local shows and I showed in the walk trot classes. My first time, I came out of the ring with a blue ribbon. I have been hooked ever since.    What discipline(s)/class(es) do you show in and why did you choose that discipline or class(es)? I show in Western Pleasure and recently started Reining. I show western pleasure because I absolutely love it. You get to work with your horse to make their