Equestrian Life

It's said that, in life, it's important to have your "why." Why are you doing what you do? Why are you motivated to hustle and work hard? For me, horses are that why. I started riding when I was 9 years old and have been in love with these beautiful, giving, and magnificent animals ever since. Today I compete in both the amateur-owner hunter and adult jumper divisions with my horses Cassius, Lucca, and Serafina. While juggling work and riding can often be a challenge that requires great patience, planning, and dedication, there's nothing that I wouldn't do to continue the privilege of pursuing my passion. You see, my horses are not only my why, they are also my "how." They're the ones that provide me with a place of quiet, unconditional love and that fuel and drive me to set big goals and accomplish all that I set out to do.

Back in the saddle – and struggling with it…

Back in the saddle – and struggling with it…

Typically my winters are pretty awesome. I usually send my horses down to either Wellington or Ocala, Florida somewhere in late December/Early January and end up spending most of the first three months of the year riding outside and competing for two weeks on and one...
Realizing Dreams at the USHJA International Derby Finals

Realizing Dreams at the USHJA International Derby Finals

Two years ago, Caitlyn Shiels and I were in Traverse City, Michigan, chasing indoors points for the amateur-owner hunters. I so wanted to go, and at 6, Mo was trying his heart out to get me there. We watched the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship (Kentucky)...
Meet my equine babies ♥️

Meet my equine babies ♥️

…”Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? Here where grace is laced with muscle and strength by gentleness confined” — from the Ode to the Horse by Ronald Duncan. These beautiful, giving,...

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