I would like to give a special thank you to all of those who have been with me since day one of my dressage journey, and those who have helped me along the way. First, my parents, whose unconditional love and support started me on this path. To Sue Peters of Er-Em Estates for your wonderful facility and warm and inviting atmosphere, where our ponies were well loved while we transitioned to our new home. Andrea Landis Dressage at Double Stone Farm, for being my first dressage trainer, and teaching me all of the fundamental necessities it takes to ride properly. Martha Stover of Here-Be Dragons for allowing me to ride and learn from her wonderful pony, Sydenham Henry.
In addition, I appreciate the friendship and guidance that Kathy Swalwell of Three Fillies Farm and Sally Dietrich with Trilogy Saddles gave me riding in the cold Michigan Winter months and for introducing me to clinician Becky Knollman of Knollman Dressage. I especially want to thank Lendon Gray and the D4K program for giving the youth in our country opportunities and possibilities we would not normally have. I hope to be able to give back to the D4K program as it has given me so much. To Kim Van Kampen and Maria Lithander of Hampton Green Farm for giving me the opportunity to become a working student and prove my level of dedication to the sport I love.
And finally, to Warren-McMullin Dressage for taking a chance with me, and helping me to realize my dreams and goals of becoming an elite Dressage rider.