|Addie and Calypso Joe (Joe)|
Good morning! We are continuing our weekly spotlight series of our staff so everyone can get to know Team RASS! Up next, the wonderful Addie!
Although Addie is one of the newest members of the RASS management team she has many years of experience with horses. Addie began riding at age four when her grandfather was out motorcycle riding and saw a sign at a local farm advertising pony lessons and the rest is history. Addie comes from a boating family and she actually had her own boat and boating license as a child, but she promptly told her dad that she would rather spend her time with ponies.
|Addie and Sketch|
Her favorite memories of riding as a kid are when she and her friends would take ponies out on a “walk” and end up galloping through the fields bareback. Addie went to Goucher College and graduated with a degree in Psychology (helpful in the horse world!). She also rode on their IHSA team and went to the IHSA Finals three out of her four years riding there. Addie feels that riding on the IHSA team was a wonderful experience that gave her many great opportunities to watch and ride different horses.
|Addie and Nikita (Scooter)|
Addie started working at Rolling Acres in 2014 and has been a huge asset in dealing with the day-to-day management of the horses on the farm. Being at Rolling Acres also gave her the opportunity to attend a different level of competition and she was able to qualify and compete at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Washington International Horse Show…two major goals on any show riders bucket list!
A couple of quick facts about Addie you might not know:
- Her favorite color is pink
- She loves the chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A
- Her biggest pet peeve is when riders don’t groom their horses
|Addie and Axtrex (Paul)|