Meet A Few of Our Talented Young Riders!
Emmesha was one of our two club recipients for this years scholarship to attend the young rider camp at Devonwood Equestrian Center. She is 13 years old and she and her horse train with Cindy Shonka at JGW Ranch in Tumalo. She has worked very hard with her horse “Anthym”, to achieve a trusting partnership. One of her long term goals is to become a vet who studies how dressage and jumping horses move and what can make the horse more comfortable and live longer. You may have seen this attractive pair at our local schooling and recognized shows!
Lauren also attended this years young rider camp at Devonwood and was one of last years scholarship recipients. She is 12 years old and trains with Natalie Perry. Early in the season Lauren tragically lost her partner “Charlie” but through her strength and determination she was able to carry out her season goals with her new horse “Pyter”. Lauren hopes to earn her USDF medals (bronze through gold) and become a dressage trainer herself someday. Lauren and Pyter have had a busy and successful show season. Hard to miss this striking pair!
Akela is 15 years old and trains with Natalie Perry. She attended this years young rider camp and was also one of last years scholarship recipients. She formed a new partnership this year with her horse “Argentine”. Akela hopes to attend college at OSU and study animal physiology to become a veterinarian or a vet-tech. Changing horses was a challenge Akela met head on and these two have made great progress this year!
If you know of a young rider you would like to add to our spotlight please email Lisa Bohard (firstname.lastname@example.org)