I am currently a Sophomore at Bloomsburg University studying Medical Laboratory Science. I am also the equestrian team’s hunter seat co-captain. I am from Benton, Pennsylvania, and I have been riding since I was 8 years old.
Before IHSA, most of my experience was in the hunter ring, however, I do enjoy dressage and cross country. When I was asked why I love IHSA, I could think of million reasons why, but it’s harder to explain your love for showing in one paragraph. I love riding in the IHSA, not only because I am able to continue riding throughout my academic career in college, but because you can learn so much about yourself as a rider. Each show and class presents a new horse and a new challenge. You learn your strengths, how to improve upon your weaknesses and even learn something you have never known. And even when you are cheering your teammates on from outside the ring, you are watching other riders with such a wide range of skills. You can never stop learning.