Category Archives: Rider Connect

Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Cassandra Chambers

   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 Cassandra Chambers, a hard working rider from Ontario who is working towards upgrading to the Intermediate level. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Cassandra I am 22-years-old from Midland, Ontario. I started riding when I was eight and taking lessons here and there. When I was nine my parents bought me a horse for my birthday (I still have him) and I’ve been riding almost every day since….

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Jacquie Kelton

   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 Jacquie Kelton, a University student with two horses who is working towards competing at the one-star level. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me. Get to know Jacquie I am 22 and heading into my last year of environmental engineering at the University of Waterloo. I live just outside Elora, Ontario. I keep my horses at home in the summer and at my coach’s barn (Glenarden Farms) in the winter. I have been…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Kareylee White

   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 Kareylee White, a professional riding instructor and mother of three who has recently began Eventing. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Kareylee I am a happily married, 48-year-old mother of three boys. I am a Riding Instructor (Equine Canada Coach 1 and Centered Riding Level 1), horse trainer, house cleaner, farm sitter… Seriously, I have horses and kids so basically I am a Jack-of-all-trades, master of none. I…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Julie Pifer

   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 Julie Pifer, a hardworking nurse who is working her way up the levels with a talented young mare. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Julie I am 24-years-old and work as a Registered Nurse. I am from Pedricktown, NJ and I began riding from the time I was a baby in the saddle with my mom. I got my own pony at the age of four. I think…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Stephanie Hancock

   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

   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

   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

   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

   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

   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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