I am originally from Washington state and growing up my riding focus was english and western equitation, along with some jumping and dressage. I took lessons, leased horses and rode my aunt’s horses. I competed in local 4-H and saddle club shows. When I was 8, my parents purchased two miniature horses, Sunny and Merrylegs, and Sunny is still with us today.
When I turned 16, I entered the work force and saved until I was able to purchase my first horse, Boulder. My riding focus turned solely to western and speed events. I rode for my high school equestrian team competing in speed events, cow sorting, daubing, trail and drill.
The day after I graduated high school, I packed up my horse trailer and moved to Montana to work on a Dude ranch. That summer Boulder and I led trail rides in the mountains, sorted cows, barrel raced in local rodeos, and even tried mounted shooting!
I then returned to Washington and started college at CWU. I competed on my college equestrian team and joined a pro rodeo drill team. I was a part of drill for 3 years. We rode in rodeos twice a month during the summer, parades, and charity events. Boulder and I also competed in local extreme cowboy races, cow sorting and cuttings.
I graduated from CWU with my bachelor’s degree in biology with a focus in microbiology and pre-medicine.
We moved to Tennessee December 2019 and purchased a home in Springfield. In September I started working as a riding instructor and horse trainer at JML.
My plans for the next year is to compete and host barrel races and cow events.