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 up would be working out with my sports trainer. I love working out because it makes me feel good about myself and fitness is important to me so I can live a healthy life and become a stronger rider.
Tell us something no one knows about you.
-Something that no one knows about me is that I have my boaters license.
Where can we find you when you are not at a horse how?
-When I am not at a horse show, you can find me with my friends at home or at our lake house on Lake Erie.
What do you see your future self doing?
-I could see my future self selling high end real estate or working in a psychiatric hospital.
If you could ride any horse, who would it be and why?
- If I could ride any horse it would be Rock County Kid because I love the way he moves and I think he has a great presence in the arena.
What is a goal that you want to accomplish during your time showing horses?
-One of my goals I want to accomplish while showing horses is to just work hard everyday and improve more with every ride.
Who is your hero/ role model?
-My role model is Kirsten Nickles. She is in my barn and I think of her as my big sister. Her confidence in the show arena and how amazing of a rider she is is something that I strive for. Also, outside of horses she is extremely hard working and her kindness to everyone is something I highly admire about her.
An accomplishment you have achieved outside of the show arena.
-My biggest accomplishment outside of horse would be raising over $1,000 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. I raised this money for our community to help kids who have not started kindergarten, have the opportunity to have books at home to read. This provides the kids with a great foundation for learning when they start kindergarten.