The first pony I rode was my friends pony Sable Moon. She is the pony of the friend who told my mom to just let me ride.
Currently I am riding my pony Ziggy. His show name is Good to Go. He is also registered half welsh and his welsh name is H.P. A Little Bit Country.
What made you start riding? Does anyone else in the family ride?
I was dancing and doing gymnastics but wanted to try out riding. My mom kept holding off but finally a friend of hers told her to just let me ride.
My mom sometimes rides. She can ride Ziggy as he is built like a tank!
Riding, school and managing your time
Do you have friends at school that ride? No as I live in Maryland and ride in Virginia. But my school friends think it’s cool.
I am not on a the show circuit so I am still in school. I am just starting A rated shows and enjoying them.
Riding is the only sport I do.
I love all my riding teammates at the barn, they are my closest friends.
More about you...
Favorite piece of tack: I like saddle pads because they can come in any color.
Is there a horse sport you would like to try that is different than the style you ride: I would like to try driving. Ziggy was started as a driving pony but has not driven for a while. I would like to get him started again. He has a fabulous trot for driving.
Do you board: Yes we board Ziggy at EverReady Farm. He loves it there and has a lot of friends.
Do you know how to braid: Sort of. I did learn how to at Pony camp last summer I have just never done it for a show.
What would you like to accomplish as a Junior Rider: I would like to get to Pony Finals. I want to go not to win, but to show how far I have gotten in my riding.
Do you see yourself riding after your junior years: YES! I would like to train ponies for other kids just like my trainer does.
What are you most proud of as a rider
I am very proud of the bond that I have with Ziggy. He has helped me build my confidence in myself.
5 Fun Facts
I have private art lessons at my house. I love to draw!
I was in my counties school honors chorus this past year. Only the top 2.5% of countywide students make it.
I have 2 cats, 2 birds and at least 10 fish. And would love more!
I play Star Stable. It is fun!
I collect Breyer’s and have close to 50 currently.