Discipline: 3-Day Eventing
Awards: I have been successful and lucky enough to win many awards and ribbons both at national and international levels, but my most memorable was winning the Purple Haze Award given to the highest-placed OTTB (Off Track Thoroughbred) at the Stuart Horse Trials FEI, CIC* in Victor, NY on a thoroughbred named Miesque Star, I bought and produced myself from Penn National Race Track.
Hometown: Bealeton, VA (which is 10 miles south of Warrenton, VA the heart of horse country!)
Number of Horses: I currently own 4 horses.
What is your first memory of horses?
My first memory of a horse is as a small child (maybe 3 years old). My parents would take me down the road to a place called Bernie's Pony Rink and buy numerous tickets so that I could ride around and around in circles - I was hooked on horses from that point on! When I was 5 years old, they bought me my first pony. Her name was Pixie.
When was the first time you got bucked off?
It was around the age of 10 years old... I would gallop bareback through the fields on my horse Marble, sometimes he would get the better of me, putting his head down and pretending to be a rodeo horse LOL!
If you weren’t a horse trainer, what would you be?
I would work in some kind of rescue or nonprofit organization to benefit animals.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
What is a must have at horse shows?
Gatorade, fruit and water.
What do you love most about horses?
I love their heart... There is not a more giving animal on the planet!
What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
What is your favorite movie?
Sea Biscuit, of course!
If your life was a song, what would it be?
New Shoes by Paolo Nutini.
What is your go-to meal at horse shows?
If there is a concession stand, usually a grilled cheese sandwich.
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
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