Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
Specific Styles: Western Pleasure
Primary Horse’s Name: “Goldwood Splash”
My horse Woody and I have been together for about 4 years now. We have qualified for AQHYA World twice now, in Level 2 and Level 3. We plan to compete there this year! We have also won EMO State twice and we recently won first in Level 1 ranch and got third for Level 3 for PCQHA. I hope to compete on a bigger stage this year by going to world and Vegas Level 1 Championships. I look up my trainer Patty Knudson because of all she’s been through in life but how it never dragged her down. I also look up to my Grandma who beat a rare disease, lost her hands and feet. She is a huge supporter as she used to ride with Peggy Fry. I am adopted from Russia and every time I ride in an arena, I think about how fortunate I am. I feel so grateful for all I have and I want to raise awareness for Adoption through riding and show others that our backgrounds do not determine our success, hard work does! Thank you.
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