Introducing: The Connected Rider’s Newest Ambassador!

I am proud to announce that I have been selected to join The Connected Rider’s Ambassador Program! This is a really great program which allows riders from around the U.S. to promote the tack shop in exchange for store credits… The more clicks the link below gets, the more it benefits young riders!

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The Connected Rider is an entirely unique tack shop, offering brands from around the world that are otherwise not available in the U.S.!

Click the link below and check out some of my wishlist items… I’ll try to keep it to ten!

http://www.theconnectedrider.com?tap_a=9643-134fe7&tap_s=64701-948106

Sophia’s Top 10 Wishlist:

  1. Turn-Two Crystal Bell Boots
  2. Rambo Deluxe Fleece Cooler
  3. Sportz-Vibe Horse Rug
  4. Animo Waffle Weave Cooler
  5. Harry’s Horse Crystal Navy Show Shirt
  6. Harry’s Horse Luxury Fly Veil
  7. Fancy Two Size Crystal Browband
  8. FITS Hannah Full-Seat Breeches
  9. Léttia London T-Shirt
  10. Animo Nisotta Breeches
  11. (oops!) B Vertigo Alexine BVX Breeches 

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‘I am a student as well as a teacher’- MWM Article

Since she was a teenager, when her parents said she could own a horse, Tanya Rennie has been hooked on the animals and everything there is to know about horseback riding.

“I was just always one of those horse-crazy kids,” said Rennie, owner of Vienna Farm in Gorham, who began caring for horses at age 15. “We had a farm, so we had room for ponies.”

“Then somebody gives you another one, and before you know it, you’ve got way too many horses,” she said.

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Wellington WITees- An Article for School Journalism

This article includes a few edits from my teacher. The assignment was an article of any kind on any topic. I received a 95/100 on this project. Special thanks to Leah Tenney for answering my questions, and Lendon Gray for offering this amazing program!

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WITees are lucky to be missing this scene! Unknown Artist & Rider

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THE NEW YORKER: “THE DUO THAT DOMINATES DRESSAGE”

 

This is the best article that I have read in a long time. Each time I find a new piece of Charlotte’s story, I am more amazed. Sam Knight did a great job of explaining our sport and capturing its story.

Written by Sam Knight

The piaffe is probably the most demanding and exquisite movement in the Olympic sport of dressage.

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*Updates*

July (as well as the rest of the summer, really) has been and will be super busy. I earned my Bronze Medal, turned 16 years old, clipped DJ’s coat (twice), rode in the double bridle for the first time, and was even invited to D4K’s Courtney King-Dye Horsemastership Program.

The Courtney King-Dye Horsemastership Program is a five-day clinic at Hassler Dressage in Maryland. About a dozen young riders from around the country (possibly only the east coast) are invited due to their talent shown in previous EDAP clinics. The participants receive private lessons with top U.S. coaches every day, as well as lectures on various topics.

It was an incredible honor to be invited, which made my decision to not partake even more difficult. The three weekends before and after the clinic had already been filled with clinics and shows, and the workload would have been way too much for the princess (and for me, frankly. These five-day shows are exhausting!).

As my dad said, it was an honor to be invited, and I hope to have this opportunity presented again next year… possibly on a new horse??