It all started when one of my old babysitters had a pony, which my sister and I were lucky enough to get lead around on. Once we had a taste of the horse craze, we convinced our parent’s to enter us in a riding summer camp at the “old” Westside Stables. And that was it, we were hooked!! When I was eight years old, I shared my first horse (“Shu” a Quarter Horse) with my sister. I went with the Hunter/Jumper routine, getting a solid position and a feel for the stride length, before moving to the fast and the furious in the Jumper ring. After outgrowing my first horse, in height and capability I got my second horse, “Beau” an experienced 4’6” Jumper. I became very competitive at the 3’6”-3’9” Jumpers. Being in my teenage years, where I wasn’t afraid of anything, galloping on roads/trails, jumping 4’0” and even willing to try Eventing, my sister’s new thrill. Finding my new adrenaline rush and passion, Eventing is the discipline that I compete in today with my sixth horse “Astro”, a Thoroughbred.
I am one of the originals from the Greenhawk team. I would say it’s the funniest, but most expensive place to work… due to my guilty pleasure of shopping for horse equipment. My other devotions are my dog, “Jasper” an SPCA border collie mix and finishing the Registered Massage Therapy Program at the West Coast College of Massage. With my graduation in sight, you will see more of Jasper and I in the store.