Our Ambassadors

Maria McNicholas

Sykesville, Maryland, Zone 3

Junior Hunter/Eq Ambassador

Horse: Avedon, a.k.a Henri

Maria is a Junior Hunter/Eq rider. She has been riding since the age of seven. Maria, now 16, rides Avedon, a.k.a Henri. Henri is a 17h 7 year old Dutch Warmblood gelding. Maria and her fun loving gelding Henri compete on the USEF Circuit, HITS, Upperville, Culpepper, and more. We are excited for them to join our team!

Ava Orr

Huntington Beach, California, Zone 10

Jr/Yr Hunter/Jumper Ambassador

Horse: Summer Solstice, a.k.a Summer

Ava is a Jr/Yr Hunter/Jumper rider. She has been riding since the age of six. Ava, now 13, riders Summer Solstice, a.k.a Summer. Summer is a 16.2hh 9 year old Oldenburg Mare. The pair do meters together and compete Blenheim, West Palm Event Shows, USHJA shows and USEF shows. We are excited to welcome Summer and Ava to our team!

Maddy Baynes

Kent, Ohio, Area 8

Junior Eventing Ambassador

Horse: Bugatti Dreamin', a.ka. Boogie

Maddy is a Junior Eventer. She has been riding all her life, but started eventing three years ago. Maddy now 14, rides Bugatti Dreamin', a.k.a Boogie. Boogie is a 16.2hh OTTB Gelding. Bogie and Maddy are eventing at Beginner Novice Level. The pair compete at Stonegate, Hackamore, Cobblestone, and many other shows and trials throughout Area 8. We are excited for them to join our team!

Taylor Hansen

Concord, California, Area 6

Junior Eventing Ambassador

Horse: InForAPound Dunvegan, a.k.a Ezra

Taylor is a Junior Eventer. She has been riding the age of nine. Taylor, now 16, riders InForAPound, a.k.a Ezra. Ezra is a 17.2hh 17 year old Oldenburg Gelding. Ezra and Taylor are showing at training and moving up to prelim. Ezra has done 2** with Taylors trainer and Taylor plans to do 1* with him next year. The pair compete up and down the coast of California and Montana and are part of the Area 6 young rider team and hope to make the NAJYRC Team next year. We are excited to welcome Ezra and Taylor to join our team!

Olivia Massotti

Warwick, Rhode Island, Region 8

Jr/Yr Dressage Ambassador

Horse: Viktor

Olivia is a Jr/Yr Dressage rider. She has been riding since the age of ten. Olivia, now 15, rides Viktor. Viktor is a 14.1hh 17 year old German Riding Pony. The pair currently are ranked 3rd in the country for ponies and are showing at 3rd level. Viktor and Olivia clinic often and show at GMHA, NEDA, Mystic Valley Hunt Club Dressage, ENYDCTA, and have recently competed at the 2017 USEF Pony Dressage National Championships at Lamplight Equestrian Center, Illinois. We are excited for them to join our team!

Sarah Chiodi

Duluth, Minnesota, Region 4

Jr/Yr Dressage Ambassador

Horse: Rhumba ISF, a.k.a Rhumba

Sarah is a Jr/Yr Dressage rider. She has been riding since the age of eleven. Sarah, now 17, rides Rhumba. Rhumba is a 16.3hh 19 year old Dutch Warmblood Gelding. The pair currently are showing at 1st Level and working towards 2nd level and their Bronze. Leah Nelson, Sarah's trainer, has taken Rhumba up to Grand Prix. Rhumba and Sarah clinic and show at NWDA, CSDEA, Maffit Lake Equestrian Center, Silverwood, and more. We are excited to welcome Rhumba and Sarah to our team!

Carrie Calder

Hibbing, Minnesota, Region 4

Adult Amateur Ambassador

Horses: Evangelo Hit, a.k.a Linus and Synsational Hit, a.k.a Syndal.

Carrie is a Adult Amature Ambassador. She has been riding since the age of eight. Carrie, now 31, owns, rides, and trains Evangelo Hit, a.k.a Linus a 16.3hh 8 year old KWPN Gelding and Synsational Hit, a.k.a Syndal a 16.2hh 8 year old Oldenburg Mare Carrie is showing Linus at 4th level and Syndal 2nd level.Carrie and her horses clinic and show at NWDA, Mason City, Maffit Lake Equestrian Center and more. We are excited to welcome Linus, Syndal and Carrie to our team! 

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