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Class of 2021

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Anna  Mae Saunders

class of 2021  |  equitation and over fences

Williams School |  Mystic, CT


Anna Mae finished number one in Children’s Eq in the Connecticut Hunter Jumper Association in  year 2018. She is currently ranked #3 in the WCHA Children’s Hunter, and was qualified for the Capitol Challenge  in Children;s Hunter. She has competed extensively in WEF, the Hampton Classic, Princeton and Tryon with top ribbon placements, inclusive  of champion, and reserve champion. She has placed first in the Marshall Sterling medals, as well as top placing in the Taylor Harris medals. She rides approximately  fourteen hours a week.

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Olivia Hershey

class of 2021  |  equitation and over fences

The Gunston School  |  Oxford, Maryland

Trains with Brooke Brown. Currently showing in the 3’3”. 


Has been riding since she was 10. Started on the local level and moved to A Shows at age 14. She is also on her high school soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams. Starter on all 3 since her freshman year. Captain on Soccer Jr. year. Member of the National Honor Society, treasurer of her class, either high academic or academic honor roll every semester, leading an experimental oyster restoration with UMD.


18th large regulars at Pony Finals 2018. 5th in confirmation at Devon and WIHS in 219, qualified for Harrisburg in 2019.

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Gabrielle (Gabbi) Sousa

class of 2021  |  equitation and over fences

North Carolina Cyber Academy  |  North Carolina

Gabrielle (Gabbi) Sousa has been riding horses and ponies since she was 8. Her first few years, Gabbi learned horsemanship in a 4H barn. She competed at Horse Bowl and Judging earning top ribbons in North Carolina. She and her first pony were 3rd Pony Hunter of Southern Regionals 2014. Gabbi has competed in IEA Zone 3 and has shown exclusively on the A/AA circuit since 2014. Gabbi has shown at the Devon Horse Show, Washington International Horse Show and at Pony Finals 5 years in a row. Gabbi has extensive experience catch riding. She has catch-rode ponies to top ribbons at Pony Finals. Gabbi currently trains with Kerin and Kelsey Benson with Briar Field Farm. She rides her horse Beau, (MTM To The Point) in the Junior Hunters and has already tri-colored after 3 shows.


Gabbi’s goal is to be a part of a Division 1 equestrian team where she can make a difference. Gabbi’s career goals are open-ended. She hopes to continue riding and being a successful entrepreneur. As a junior, Gabbi started an all-natural horse treat company which can be found in 130 tack stores across the country.


M&S Pony Medal Finals Top 20 in 2016. Showing at WIHS 2017 and 2018 in the Large Ponies. Showing at Devon 2018 in the Large Ponies. Ribboning Top 10 Overall at Pony Finals 2016, 2017, and 2019. Many catch rides from green ponies to seasoned ponies. SCHJA Large Pony Champion 2018. Green Pony Summer Circuit Champion 2019. Zone 3 Green Pony Champion 2019. SCHJA Green Pony Champion 2019. Champion Owner/Rider Pony Finals 2019. Reserve Champion Virginia Pony 2019.

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Isabella Hehr | COMMITTED!

class of 2021  |  western horsemanship and reining

Hollywood, SC

PTHA multiple world and reserve world titles in horsemanship, western pleasure, hunter under saddle, trail and equitation.

APHA 13 and under and 14-18 World Champion  in hunter under saddle and western pleasure.


Res. World Champion in western riding and horsemanship.

ARHA World Champion in trail, 3 in reining top, and 5 ranch reining horsemanship, ranch riding, Working cow horse, and cutting.

NSBA World Champion in 14-18 trail, hunter under saddle, and western pleasure

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Jessica McCann

class of 2021  |  western horsemanship

Kingsway Regional High School | Mickleton, NJ

2016 AQHYA Region 5 13 & Under All Around Champion, 

2017 NJQHYA 13 & Under Highpoint Year End Champion,

2018 NJQHYA 14-18 Highpoint Year End Champion, 

2018 NJQHA P.J.C. Memorial Sussex Spectacular All Around Champion 14-18,

2018 NJQHA Sussex County Horse Show All Around Champion 14-18, 

2017 AQHYA Region 5 13 & Under Reserve Champion, 

2017 Level 1 East Championship Top Ten Trail Rookie (4th place), 

2017 Level 1 East Championship Top Ten Western Pleasure Rookie (10th place), 

2017 Level 1 East Championship Finalist Horsemanship Rookie,

2017 Level 1 East Championship Finalist Hunter Under Saddle Rookie

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Class of 2022

Allie Ann Wheeler | COMMITTED!

class of 2021  |  western reining

Thomas County Central | Coolidge, GA

Trains with Mark and Shannon Rafacz


2015 AQHA Level 1 Rookie Youth Reining and Ranch Riding Champion

2016 ARHA GA High Point Youth

2017 ARHA GA High Point

2017 ARHA World Show High Point

2018 ARHA World Show Reserve High Point

2017, 2018, 2019 GA 4-H Ranch Horse State Champion and Reserve Champion at 4-H Southern Regional Show

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Susannah Johnson

class of 2022  |  equitation and over fences

Chapin High School  |  Chapin, SC

Trains with Adrian Mack from Creekside Farm. Currently showing in the 3’6”.


2018 SCHJA best child rider on a horse, winning 2018 IEA Nationals Future Intermediate on the Flat, 2018 5th Blue Ridge 3’ Medal Finals, 6th PSJ 3’ Medal Finals, 7th in 2018 Palmetto 3’ Medal Finals, 7th in 2019 Governors Cup Finals.

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Victoria Gustafson

class of 2022  |  equitation and over fences

Hanover High School  |  Hanover, VA

Victoria Gustafson has been an active member of BETA club since 2019. She has been riding horses since she was 8 years old. She started showing on a local circuit about 5 years ago and started showing on the “A” rated circuit 2 years ago. Victoria rode in the Children’s Hunter, Eq in the 2018-2019 show season and began showing in the 3’3” Junior Eq in 2020. Her goal is to qualify for NHS finals and attend Capital Challenge by the end of 2021 and to qualify for Maclay finals 2022. In January she had an unfortunate fall and broke her neck. Due to the fall, she was out of riding until June of 2020. Her showing was limited due to COVID-19. Unfortunate events of 2020 did not allow her to complete her 2020 riding goals.

Trains with Katherine Schmidt Butler. Currently showing in the 3’3”.


7th in the 2019 USHJA Zone 3 Sandy Gerald, 4th in the 2019 Childrens’ Medal at VHSA Finals, 5th in the 2019 VHSA eq on the flat finals, 8th in the 2020 VHSA eq on the flat finals, 2020 Winner of Gittings Horsemanship Award

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Emerson Madonia

class of 2022  |  western reining

SouthLake Christian Academy

Emerson is a sophomore at SouthLake Christian Academy where she is a member of the Beta Club with a 3.47 GPA. Outside of school and riding she is active in her youth group at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church and works a Chick-fil-A in her hometown. 


Emerson was the IEA National Champion Future Intermediate Reining Team rider in 2017, helping bring her team the National Title. In 2018 she was the IEA National Champion Future Intermediate Reining Individual rider. She finished number one in youth reining in the South Carolina Quarter Horse Association. Also, a top 15 at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in NRHA youth reining 14-18. In 2019 she won the USEF Reining FEI CRIJ3* qualifying for Team USA. At the AQHA Level I Championships, a top 5 finish. She is the number one youth reining in both the South Carolina and North Carolina Quarter Horse Associations and a Top 3 at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Level 1 Reining.

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Kate Muldrew

class of 2022  |  western reining

Brooklet, Georgia

I am Kate Muldrew, a rising junior from Brooklet Georgia, and member of Flamekissed Equestrian Show Team & IEA Team. I have been competing in some capacity from the age of 5, starting with Flamekissed drill team and show team for local shows. I have been seriously working to achieve my goal of riding collegiately since I entered middle school. Riding and showing horses has always been my greatest passion. I have ridden a variety of horses in my youth experience, and although I have not owned my own show horse, my parents have leased the best show horse we could find under the guidance of my coaches, Amanda and Dennis Pope. In riding a variety of horses, I have enjoyed learning how to work with horses of different skill levels, training styles, and temperaments. I have participated in the American Ranch Horse Association for 4 years. Through ARHA and the wide range of classes it offers, I have sharpened my skills, and has stretched me to become more well-rounded. This experience of working to understand a horse, either quickly in an IEA show or over time at home, has become my favorite part of being a horsewoman. I was able to attend the University of South Carolina Camp in December 2019 and had plans to attend other camps which were unfortunately canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  


2015: GA Federation Show Youth Reining: 6th Place 

2017: IEA: Region 4 Finals- (FI) Team Reining 

2018: GA Federation Show Youth Ranch Pleasure: 3rd Place 

Georgia Ranch Horse Assoc.: Novice Youth Reserve Champion 

IEA: Region 4: Individual Reining: 1st, Team Reining: 1st     

2019: GA Federation Show (showing a young horse): Youth Ranch Pleasure: 5th, Youth Horsemanship: 4th  

Georgia Ranch Horse Assoc.: Youth Reserve Highpoint (Yearly) 

Youth Horsemanship Highpoint (Yearly) 

November Show: Youth Reserve Highpoint 

September Show: Youth Highpoint 

IEA(VI): Smithfield: 1st horsemanship, 1st reining 

Conyers: 1st Reining, 2nd Horsemanship, 3rd Reining 

2020: IEA Western Ride & Slide: 1st (VI) Horsemanship, 1st (VI) Reining 

FL Ranch Horse Assoc.: February:  Youth Ranch Reining Champion 

March: Reserve Youth Highpoint , Novice Youth Highpoint 

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Marci Leath

class of 2022  |  western reining and horsemanship

Hammond School  |  Columbia, SC

Trains with Joy McMillion (horsemanship) and Joey MacRae (reining)



2020 Palomino World Champion Ranch Riding

2020 Palomino World Champion Ranch Rail

2020 Palomino Res. World Champion Ranch Horse Conformation

2020 Palomino World Show 5th Place Horsemanship (on her reining horse)

YEDA 2020 National High Point Rider (Individual Open Horsemanship/Reining)

YEDA 2020 Diamond Horsemanship National Team Reserve Champion

2020 YEDA Nationals IIIR Stars Second Place High School Team

2020 IEA Varsity Intermediate High Point Reining Rider,

2020 YEDA Diamond Horsemanship National Champion (Individual)

2020 AQHYA Youth World Show qualifier

HDRHA Summer Slide Green Reiner 1 High Point Rider


2019 IEA Nationals Varsity Intermediate Horsemanship Fourth Place (Team)

2019 IEA Varsity Intermediate Reining Third Place (Team)

2018 IEA Future Beginner National Team Champion

2018 IEA Future Beginner Reserve Champion (Individual)

2018 First Place IEA Junior High Team, Hammond School

2018 SCISA Hammond School Team Champion

2018 SCISA Sportsmanship Award

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Class of 2023


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Eleese Shillingford

class of 2023  |  equitation and over fences

Rivers Academy   |  Milton, GA

Trains with Michael Britt-León. Currently showing in the 3’6”.


Qualified for all three medal finals

Placed at Junior Hunter Finals

National Derby Winner

WEC Medal Cup Winner

Qualified two horses for Devon

Place in International derbies

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