A Quick Questionnaire with Taylor Griffiths-Madden

during the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.

• As a horsewoman, I am most proud of the connection I have between me and my horse.

• I would most like to improve on my heels being down better.

• I’d be lost without all my pictures of my horses and friends in my tack trunk.

• I’d be lost without sticky spray in my ring bag.

• I think the biggest misconception about our sport is that people think the equitation is to just be “pretty” but I see it as learning how to ride properly for both me and horse.

• My best piece of advice for young riders is continue working hard because hard work will pay off eventually.

• My favorite horse book is Snowman.

• My favorite non-horse book is The Hunger Games.

• The part of riding I struggle most with is riding with no stirrups.

• The part of riding I’m best at is measuring lines.

• I’m a sucker for a bay gelding.  

• On Mondays, you’ll find me doing some fun activity with friends or homework.

• I sometimes wish I had the time to learn multiple languages.

• I’m afraid of spiders and the dark.

• The horse person I most admire is Beezie Madden because she is an amazing rider and horse person.

• Something I say ten times a day is “bro”.

• One of my greatest show ring victories was winning the 2020 Dover USEF Hunt Seat Medal Finals.

• One of the best horse names I’ve ever heard is Cardi B.

• My absolute favorite show is Lake Placid because there are so many fun things to do outside and inside the show and all of my friends are together.

• My motto is “Good, better, best, never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best.” My dad told me that one.

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