The ones you really want to meet – my animals!
CHEERS | 2002 Chestnut Dutch Warmblood Gelding
Show name: Hat Trick
Cheers is the horse that started it all for me. I had just quit film school after spending the past 4 years of high school thinking that a career in show business was my calling. I felt lost and directionless, but I knew I wanted to be around animals and lear to really ride. As a kid, I rode here and there on weekends but never stepped foot in a show ring, and still was a very green rider when the opportunity to buy Cheers came up. I bought him with my college funds and the rest was history – I mean literally, my money was history 😂. All jokes aside, this horse essentially taught me how to ride and took me from my first show ever at cross rails to sweeping the .90’s at almost every show we did. When moving up to the meters, I needed a different partner, but Cheers got to show some incredible leasers the ropes and grace them with his puppy-dog personality. He recently had to be retired from jumping, but still receives daily snuggles and all the love in the world ❤️
QUINN/QUINTERA | 2009 Bay Selle Luxembourgeois Mare
Show name: Beaulieu’s Cool Game
This sassy mare has shown me what it is to be humble and patient. There are so many aspects to her and she is truly my teammate. I can’t put into words how much I love this horse and how connected we are. I bought her in 2016 as my move-up horse, and by move-up I mean that I hope to do 1.30m+ on her eventually – she can jump 1.50m with her eyes closed, and learning to harness that power has been a journey to say the least. Bridging the gap between .90’s and big jumpers on one horse is certainly a task, but it’s been the most incredible learning experience I could ask for.
PENNY | Mutt, probably a spaniel/dachshund mix. Approx. 9 years old.
Some people have kids, I have Penny. This girl is the light of my life, my best friend, my everything. She loves sleeping and french fries more than anything!
PANCAKES | Domestic longhair. Approx. 8-9 years old.
My roommate from Canada that I brought home with me. Pro tip: cats hate airplanes. This floof has been by my side through all the highs and lows of my adult life, and knows how to push my buttons, but damn it, I love her to pieces.