Rider status: Amateur • Hometown: Boston, MA • Trainer: Scott Stewart
As a horsewoman, I am most proud of: my ability to empathize and connect with my horse.
As a horsewoman, I would most like to improve my: knowledge of training young horses.
I’d be lost without my: Charles Owen helmet in my tack trunk and my lucky spurs in my ring bag.
I think the biggest misconception about our sport is: that it’s easy.
My best piece of advice for young riders is: never take your emotions or frustrations out on your horse. Always keep a cool head no matter what happens.
My favorite horse book is: Black Beauty.
My favorite non-horse book is: Vanity Fair.
The part of riding I struggle most with is: doing proper lead changes.
The part of riding I’m best at is: keeping a smooth, balanced rhythm to the jumps and around the course.
I’m a sucker for: a horse with a good eye. You can tell a lot about a horse from the eye and expression.
On Mondays, you’ll find me: working on my dissertation. I also love to needlepoint, bird watch, and hike.
I sometimes wish I had the time to: learn how to read music.
I’m afraid of: head injuries.
The horse person I most admire is: my trainer Scott Stewart because he has an uncanny eye for a good horse and is an expert at all aspects of training, riding, horse care, and horse management. He is a consummate horseman.
Something I say ten times a day is: “you can do this.”
My greatest show ring victories are: any time I am able to perform my best under significant pressure. Earning Grand Champion at big shows like Devon and Indoors is exciting, especially when I need to win the final class in order to make it happen.
One of the best horse names I’ve ever heard is: Golden Rule.
My absolute favorite show is: Devon because it has the toughest competition.
My motto is: Respect yourself, respect others, and respect your horse.
*This story was originally published in the July 2021 issue of The Plaid Horse. Click here to read it now and subscribe for issues delivered straight to your door!