1.Why did you choose your discipline and what do you love most about it?
The objectivity of show jumping is what appeals to me. I like to know exactly where I stand when I leave the ring.
2. What are some of your favorite exercises you do at home to get ready for a horse show?
Gymnastic exercises and hill work keep the horse sharp and strong, while also protecting a horse's soundness for a show.
3. What activities do you do outside of riding to stay fit?
I mostly just ride as many horses as I can a day.
4. What is your advice for a rider just starting out in the sport?
Having a great coach/trainer with lots of experience is especially important for riders starting out. The feel and technique of simply riding a horse must be mastered before any competitive career, regardless of discipline.
5. Best advice you’ve ever received-
Never turn down an opportunity- even if it's not ideal at the moment, you never know where it could lead in the future.