Category Archives: Rider Connect

Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Stephanie Hancock

Stephanie Hancock & Henry. Photo by Alessandra Mele.

   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 Stephanie Hancock, a determined rider who does not let a serious medical condition stop her from achieving her riding goals. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Stephanie I am 28-years-old, from Freeport, Maine. I started casually taking lessons when I was around six, and as soon as I was able to convince my parents, I was riding regularly. I was born with a serious stomach disease, gastroparesis, and…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Lauren Eckardt

Lauren Eckardt & Reeses

   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 Lauren Eckardt, a mother of two with a successful Eventing business. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Lauren I am a 35-year-old mother of two, horse trainer from Montgomery, AL currently residing in Alpharetta, Ga. I started riding at 6-years-old and worked my way up through the levels to Advanced while I was in college. After college, I was in corporate America working for Ameriprise Financial for five…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Julia Fanello

Julia Fanello & Parker

   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 Julia Fanello, a junior rider and high school athlete who is working towards competing at NAJYRC next year.  If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Julia I am 16-years-old and I have lived in Anderson, South Carolina my whole life. I started riding when I was about six because my grandfather breeds reining horses, so I was exposed to my love of horses early on. I got my first…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Taylor Blumenthal

Taylor & Saxon

   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 Taylor Blumenthal, a hardworking mother and professional eventer who keeps busy juggling her business and family life. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Taylor My name is Taylor Blumenthal. I live just outside of Atlanta, GA with my husband, toddler daughter, one big dog and one little dog. I became obsessed with horses at age 12 after a week at horse summer camp. I am now 30 years…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Emma Partridge

Emma Partridge & Max

   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 Emma Partridge, a young rider from Kentucky who is working her way up to the two-star level this year. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Emma I am 19-years-old and I am finishing my freshmen year at the University of Kentucky. I was born and raised in Nicholasville, KY and I currently live in Wilmore, KY. Both of my parents are in the Thoroughbred industry and I grew…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Molly Laird

Molly Laird & Doc Charlie. Photo credit to Eliza Goldberg.

   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 Molly Laird, a hardworking professional rider who specializes in training OTTBS. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Molly I’m 32 years old as of 4/26 (Rolex week!). I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA where there are some really superb equestrian resources, land, and venues (I grew up with the Devon Horse Show in my backyard). My riding history as a kid is a bit choppy…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Amanda Kornacki

Amanda Kornacki & Crème De La Crème

   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 Amanda Kornacki, a junior rider who keeps busy with her University studies and riding her ultra adorable Eventing pony… If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Amanda I study clinical laboratory science at the University of South Carolina Aiken. I am 18-years-old, and I was born and raised on the east coast of Florida, where I started riding horses at the age of eight. I’m currently competing Beginner Novice,…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Claire Rowlands

Claire Rowlands & Category 5

   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 Claire Rowlands, a young rider who is working towards upgrading to Preliminary in the future. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Claire I am 19-years-old and about to finish my freshman year of college at the University of Kentucky. I’m majoring in Chemical engineering with a minor in math. I am from a small town in Northeast Ohio called Cortland but am currently in Lexington, Kentucky for school….

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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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