Category Archives: Rider Connect

Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Jamie McAllister

Jamie McAllister & Lopster. Photo by ©Xpress Foto.

   Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Jamie McAllister, a mother of two who is pursuing her riding goals with her three horses. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Jamie Well, I’ll be the big 4-0 in May. I have two daughters Ella who is nine, and Hazel, she’ll be four next month. I was fortunate to have parents that worked very hard growing up, and they started a business in industrial processing. About six…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Charlotte Collier

Charlotte Collier & Clifford M. Photo by Clara Richards/ Newsflash Photography

   Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Charlotte Collier, a young rider who keeps busy juggling her intense ridigng schedule with her college studies. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Charlotte I’m 21-years-old. I’m student at Savannah College of Art and Design where I’m Minoring in Equestrian Studies and Minoring in Ceramics. I have lived all around the United States but I grew up in Naples, Florida. Horses have been a part of my life…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Hayley Smith

Hayley Smith and SHEC Wellington.

   Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Hayley Smith, a professional rider who is working her way up the Eventing levels. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Hayley I just turned 24, and I am the barn manager/groom of event barn “CDP Stables,” which is owned by Charlie Plumb. I’m originally from Sanford, NC, and have been riding since I was 4-years-old. I am currently riding at Training level and I have big plans for…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Katerina Garcia-Chope

Katerina and Simplicity. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

   Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Katerina Garcia-Chope, a dedicated junior rider with plans to compete at NAJYRC in the future. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Katerina I am 14-years-old, and I live in Westborough, Massachusetts. I do not have a job, but I do go to Bancroft School in Worcester, where I play three seasons of sports on top of riding. I started taking riding lessons at a small hunter/jumper barn at…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Makenna Gilhuber

Makenna Gilhuber and Five O’ Clock Moonspots. Photo by Milton Findley (Digitalhorsephotography)

  Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Makenna Gilhuber, a young rider who is pursing a career in the pharamacy industry and working towards eventually competing at the four-star level. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Makenna I’m 19 years old and currently pursuing my Doctorate in Pharmacy along with riding, competing, and learning all that I can about the Eventing world. I started riding Western when I was 7-years-old, but switched…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Briana Becker Stolley

Briana Becker Stolley & Catfish. Photo by Robyn Scott Photography.

   Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Briana, an attorney who manages her full-time job, raising two children and Eventing her Connemara… If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Briana I am a 40-year-old practicing commercial real estate attorney. I grew up in a small town in Ohio. After years of begging and pleading, my non-horsey parents finally caved and agreed to riding lessons when I was about 12-years-old. They bought my first horse when I…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Hannah Warner

Hannah Warner & Silver Lining

   Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Hannah Warner, a junior rider who is working towards competing at NAJYRC next year.  If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Hannah I am 16-years-old and I am from Granite Bay, California. I am a full time high school student so a job is not exactly in the cards with riding and school. I am currently competing at the Training level, but I am making the big move up to…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Sara Easterwood

Sara Easterwood & Artemis.

   Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Sara Easterwood, a young rider who is pursuing her Eventing goals and studying at University. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Sara and her horse power I am a 21-year-old college student at Virginia Tech, studying finance. I was born and raised in Blacksburg, VA, and started riding at five. There are no horsey members in my family – I was the first, and nearly twenty years later,…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Ali Kleinmann

Ali Kleinmann & Jos Fermin

  Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Ali Kleinmann, a motivated junior rider who is working towards making her upgrade to Preliminary. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Ali I am 17-years-old from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. I started riding when I was about seven, with just summer riding camps when my friend Grace convinced me to start riding. I currently ride at Training level with plans to move up to Preliminary when…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Jane Thomas

Jane Thomas & Louie.

   Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Jane Thomas, a junior rider who stays very busy with her working student job and school work. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Jane I am from Eustis, Florida and I just turned 18-years-old. I am currently competing two horses, at Novice and Training level. I am a working student for Marcea Funk at Market Street Equestrian. We are based at Rocking Horse Stables in sunny Florida all…

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