Jessica began riding at the age of 7 after her grandparents noticed her infatuation with horses and promised to purchase a package of riding lessons for her to take at a local public riding stable. After one lesson, on a little pinto pony named Chocolate Chip, she was hooked. Currently, Jessica has a pony and two horses; Tempo, her first pony, Luther, a 3-ring extraordinaire that she leased after losing the horse she was consistently riding to colic, and Monte, her young hunter. Jessica currently rides in the hunters and equitation, though she one day hopes to break into the jumpers and has the lofty goal of competing at the Grand Prix level despite her late start to competing.
She can also be found on SnapChat. Her username is jrosutty.
Bryce Richardson is a college student, a working student, and a catch rider. She began her riding career as a trainer’s kid in California. As a child, she had a no-fear mentality which landed her in the pony ring, riding the naughtiest of ponies. Her toughness and determination gave her, what she terms, “a fighting chance” in this industry.
At 13 years old, Bryce became a working student. She still has her no-fear mentality, and it has helped her as a catch rider. She has worked her way to showing all over the United States, as well as at Spruce Meadows. Eventually, she landed a position as a rider at a large sales barn in Holland.
Currently, she is catch riding in Southern California as well as working at a barn in Colorado when she is at home with her father. She has a passion for matching horses with riders. She realized this passion after she made her first sale in Europe to an equestrian based in the United States this past summer. She hopes to one day have her own international sales barn that allows her to help equestrians find their perfect match.
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Peyton is a 15 year old sophomore in high school. She was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, and has been riding for 5 years. Currently, she leases a hunter named Memphis Blues. She shows in the hunters and the equitation.
When not riding, she enjoys photography and has her own photography business, PB Pictures. Along with photography, she also enjoys country music and hanging out with her friends.
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She can also be found on SnapChat. Her username is PeytonB18.
Miranda Akins started riding when she was 8 years old. Like most equestrians, she became hooked from the start. Miranda primarily competes as an eventer in Area VIII. She also dabbles in pure dressage, hunters, and jumpers. Miranda is a full-time high school student, but she spends every free moment she gets at the barn riding and working. Her weekends are spent grooming.
Miranda’s summers consist of traveling up and down the East Coast as a groom, photographer, and journalist. She loves being a student of the sport and has had opportunities to observe some of the top 4* riders in the world. During her endeavors, Miranda soaks up all the knowledge that she can. She happily accepts the “barn rat” title and can usually be found on the sidelines of an event with her camera, sunbleached baseball cap, and a backpack filled with crops, towels, and spurs.
When not at the barn or on the go, Miranda works as a social media manager. She is also working on growing her own photography business, Photography In Stride.
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