Check out out twitter account Hannah created! https://twitter.com/USCAeventing 1) Name: Hannah Cangilla 2) Year in School: Freshman 3) Major: Business with a concentration in equine management 4) Hometown: Broomfield Colorado 5) Horse Name: Gentle Ben 6) Breed: Off the track Thoroughbred 7) Age: 12 8) Level: Training 9) Where do you board/train with?: I board my horse at Valhalla and I am a working student for Kristin Schmolze. 10) How did you start riding? I was always that little girl with horses drawn all over everything and about a million Breyer horse so when I turned 5 I started taking some lesson on an old cranky chestnut Arabian mare
Name: Alexa Hamilton Y ear in School: Senior Major: Business Administration with a concentration in management and marketing Hometown: Chapin, South Carolina Horse Name: Winston Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 12 Level: Novice Where do you keep your horse/Train with?: I keep my horse at Valhalla Equestrian Centre and I train with Julie Zapapas How did you start riding?: I danced for seven years and when I began to get bored with that my mom encouraged me to start riding and I have been riding ever since. Biggest riding accomplishment?: I feel like my biggest riding accomplishment is staying on my horse when I get on him. When we can achieve that goal I would say laying out a solid dressage test. That is my hardest phase for both me and my horse and when we can go in the sandbox and not let the pressure to be perfect get to us, there is nothing that can stop us. Biggest riding goal?: I like to set my goals from show season to show season so every season I go out and think what goal can I set that I will be able to attain this year. My goal for this season is to move my horse up to the training level and to be competitive and to be able to walk away from this show season with some homework that we need to work on in the off season to make us ready to come back even stronger then we did before
I am continuing the “Meet our Members” post! This week features Allyson Boyd! So glad to welcome Allyson to the team this year! Name: Allyson Boyd Year in school: Freshmen Major: Biology Hometown: Hardeeville, sc Horse Name: Miss Melody (Missy) Breed: Quarter horse Age: 10 Level: Novice/ Training Where do you keep your horse/Train with: Paradise Farm with Lellie Ward How did I start riding: I got a pony for my 7th birthday. Biggest riding accomplishment: Changing from a hunter to an eventer Biggest riding goal: Making it to Rolex Favorite phase in eventing: Cross country Why did you choose USC Aiken: Because of all the riding opportunities Favorite thing about eventing: There’s three phases, the matching colors, and the trust you have to have for you and your horse. What was your reason for joining the eventing team?: To meet more people like me What are your hopes to get from being on the eventing team?: To get advice from people like me to be able to get better.