Caitlin has been riding at Stonehouse Stables for six years, but this is her first year on the show team. She is currently riding Elvis, a beautiful buckskin owned by Stonehouse. The pair will be showing in Pony Pleasure and Beginner Equitation. In the past she was 3rd in Short Stirrup at the Stonehouse Winter Series in 2014. She is also proud about earning a champion ribbon for pleasure and Pre-short. Her goal is to stay on top the whole season! And she would like a champion ribbon. She loves spending time with horses and she love to ride fast and hump high. She loves all animals and is excited to hang out with her friends on show team.
Emily has been riding for three years and this is her first year as a junior team member. She does not need to own or lease a horse to love them! Two of her favorites are Lil and Misty. She will be showing in Short Stirrup this season and strives to win at least one first place ribbon. Her favorite things about riding are the communication and getting close to the horses. She also plays soccer and plans on attending UVA and riding on their equestrian team in the future.
Hailee has been riding for eight years, competing for seven and showing with Stonehouse Stables for 2 years. Hailee learned to ride in The Bahamas from a good family friend. She fell in love instantly. She loves how playful the horses are and the friends she rides with. Recently, she was the Winter Series Champion of the Beginner Eq. division. Hailee is excited to show In the Spotlight this show season and her goal is to win.
Margaret has been riding at Stonehouse Stables for 3 years. This will be her first year on the show team. She has done the Winter series for 2 years and this year won Reserve Champion in short stirrup. Margaret loves to ride and loves the competition in the shows. Her goal for show team is to learn how to show at other barns and show with other horses. She would like to show through her high school years into college and would like to end up with a career doing something with animals.
Rachel has loved horses her entire life. She has been riding at Stonehouse Stables almost 7 years. Her favorite part of horseback riding is cantering. This will be Rachel’s fourth year as a member of the Junior Show Team. Her goal for this season is to consistently place in the top four in all her events. Rachel loves all the horses at Stonehouse, but recently she often rides Posie. She loves riding Posie because Posie always challenges her to be a better rider. Thanks to Posie, Rachel’s riding skills improved so much that she was named the Most Improved Rider of the Stonehouse Winter Series. She is looking forward to another great year on the 2016 Show Team.
Trip has been riding for 6 years this coming June and this will be his first year showing with the Stonehouse Stables Junior Team. He will be competing in the short stirrup division, hopefully on one of his favorite school horses like Elvis or Misty. Trip has had lots of experience participating in the Stonehouse Winter Series horse shows were he was reserve champion in the pre-short stirrup division in 2014 and place 4th over all in the novice hunter pleasure division in 2016. He really enjoys jumping and he hopes to improve in both equitation and hunter this coming show season.
Vicky has been riding for four years at Stonehouse Stables. She’s a junior member of the Stonehouse IEA team and participates regularly in shows. She enjoys grooming and riding all of the Stonehouse horses but is especially fond of Waldo and Charm. Vicky is looking forward to improving in her show events and loves jumping. When she’s not riding, Vicky enjoys reading, writing stories, and playing piano.