Kathleen Spencer

Name:Kathleen Spencer


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.