Northwood High School
I have always loved horses. There is something so magical about the connection between a horse and rider, and it's hard to explain unless you've experienced it yourself. There is simply no one else in the world who knows you as well as your horse does, and I have witnessed many incredible partnerships that have defied the odds to become successful in the competitive equestrian world. I have always dreamed of molding my career around horses, doing something, anything, to have these incredible animals in my life. I thought perhaps I could go into vetting, or even shoeing. But there was one crisp summer day that helped me put an end to my debating. My mount and I quietly trotted into the ring, and began our course. It was when everything clicked, and I felt like we were purely one being. I walked out of the arena that day holding the blue ribbon, and whispering a secret "We did it" into my horse's ear. That's when I knew I was going to do this forever. I was going to ride for as long as I lived, because I finally knew that there was nothing more beautiful in the world than the bond between me and my partner. I want to spend my life riding competitively and creating life-long connections with the animals who share my success.