Awards: AQHYA Reserve World Champion, AQHA World Champion, NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Finalist, NRCHA Derby Finalist, multiple NRHA Derby finalist, multiple NRBC Open finalist, NRBC Level 2 Co-‐Champion.
Hometown: Irvine, California (childhood); Tioga, TX (current residence)
Number of Horses: 25
What is your first memory of horses?
Riding in the saddle with my father as a toddler.
When was the first time you got bucked off?
I was 6 years old, riding double with a friend. Something spooked the horse; it broke in two and I broke my arm. My friend walked away without a scratch.
If you weren’t a horse trainer, what would you be?
It is all I’ve ever wanted to be, but growing up, my mother really wanted me to be a novelist. (She’s an Honors English teacher.)
What did you want to be when you were a child?
Lion-o from the cartoon ThunderCats.
What is a must have at horse shows?
A sense of humor.
What do you love most about horses?
From a training aspect, approaching each individual horse as a puzzle and attempting to solve that puzzle.
What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
It depends on the season:
Summer: Mocha Coconut Frappuccino (I’m told they’re bringing it back!) and the Iced Caramel Macchiato
Winter: Pumpkin Spiced Latte.
What is your favorite movie?
Growing up near Hollywood, I developed an appreciation for many genres. I can’t say I actually have a favorite, but I try to see everything that gets nominated during awards season.
If your life were a song, what would it be?
Lose Yourself by Eminem.
What is your go-to meal at horse shows?
In a time crunch, I’m a big fan of the cinnamon pecan rolls from the Sweet Shop!
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
In this line of work, ANY vacation is a dream vacation ☺
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