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The #HORSEGIRLS of Willamette University

I have great admiration for the girls who embrace the challenge of competitive riding while attending university. The task of balancing the rigours of higher education while managing the hours necessary to keep you and your horse in competitive form is not for the faint of heart. The benefits of spending time within the equine world are well documented; both physical and mental health, improved cognitive ability, and a sense of responsibility. More importantly, I believe riding with a team nurtures a united community of empowered women (and men) something more beneficial now than ever. The moral support and comradery amongst...

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The Sky's The Limit for Vaulter Charlotte Axani

The Sky's The Limit for Vaulter Charlotte Axani

Charlotte Axani's rise to the top of the Vaulting world can only be described as meteoric. Currently competing at the FEI 3* level, she is one of only a handful of elite female athletics representing Canada in international competitions. We recently caught up with her at a demonstrative event hosted by her team High Kick Vaulters. Charlotte is not only competing at the highest level but is also coaching the Senior, Junior, and Children FEI Vaulters on her team. This was their final "dress rehearsal" before heading to competitions in California, Utah and then the CVI Canada Cup in Chilliwack,...

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The Inspirational Story of Lily Rhodes Proves You Can't Keep a Good Rider Down.

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The Inspirational Story of Lily Rhodes Proves You Can't Keep a Good Rider Down.

#RIDELIKEAGIRL Lily's story has been retold many times since that fateful day when a fun filled afternoon with friends quickly turned into a near tragic event. What inspired us the most about Lily is that she has never let that moment define or limit her.  What does define her is her infectious attitude, abundance of gratitude  and her love of horses. All qualities that contribute to her well-deserved role model status. Lily's goal of stepping onto the International podium has only become closer as she and her trusty steed Charlie advance through the levels. As we follow her journey, the...

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Jill Treece Doesn't Let a Little Set Back Hold Her Back on her Quest to the Top.

Eventing Jill Treece

Jill Treece Doesn't Let a Little Set Back Hold Her Back on her Quest to the Top.

#RIDELIKEAGIRL To say that Eventing is not for the faint of heart, would be an understatement. Jill's journey has been a statement to not only her heart but also her warrior spirit. With a major setback to her beloved Beau's health, Jill was determined not only to bring him back but to make him his best. Putting her riding goals on hold, her instinct and uncanny horsemanship skills gave her an unwavering determination when others doubted as she persevered until she found the core of Beau's issue. Jill is a true testament to always putting your horse first, she's a...

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Emma Weinert's Incredible Journey from Down Under to the Top of the Podium

#ridelikeagirl blog Emma Weinert

Emma Weinert's Incredible Journey from Down Under to the Top of the Podium

#RIDELIKEAGIRL Armed with sheer determination and an abundance of talent, Emma has forged her own path to the top of the podium. In 2008 destiny would prevail, riding in a Steffen Peters Clinic in Sydney would change her life forever. Determined to learn from the best, she packed her bags and headed to San Diego to follow her dream to become an International Grand Prix rider. Emma's graceful riding has taken her and her horses up through the levels with great success. Her ability to train and develop young horses has been the cornerstone of her success, and one which...

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