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 the trail because it is my favorite class.

What is something non- horse related that would be impossible for you to give up?
It would be impossible for me to give up pasta - specifically angel hair.

Tell us something no one knows about you.
Not many people know that the reason I show with the number 313 is because it is the date of the first time I showed my horse, Brett.

Where can we find you when you’re not at a horse show?
I can be found engaging in schoolwork and extracurricular activities, such as cheerleading.

What do you see your future self doing?
I see my future self riding for Auburn University, starting my journey in pre-law, and still showing Brett on the AQHA circuit.

If you could ride any horse, who would it be and why?
I would love to ride Kamiah McGrath’s horse because I don’t do the western riding, and I think he would be a really fun horse to change leads on.

What is a goal that you want to accomplish during your time showing horses?
I want to win the Youth World in the level 3 trail.

Who is your hero/ role model?
My role model is my mom because she pushes to bring out the best in everyone, including myself. She always sets a positive atmosphere, no matter the situation.

What is the biggest dream you have accomplished through showing horses?
At the 2017 Congress, I was lucky enough to win the 15-18 trail, scoring the highest of the whole show.

What is an accomplishment you have achieved outside of the show arena?
I was honored to win the Sportsmanship Award at the OQHA banquet in February.

Interviewed by Tori Kendle