About you and your horse/pony

  • I just turned 11 back in June. 
  • I live in Frederick, MD
  • I have been riding for 3 ½ years    
  • 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.