A Huge Thank You,

  • Thank you to Haley and Robin Brush, as well as Karan Cole for teaching me from the very beginning! I wouldn't trade the start of it all for anything. So grateful for the long bare back trail rides, western shenanigans, and happy memories.

  • Thank you Fallbrook Pony Club with special mention to Olivia Loiacono, Erin Boddaert, and Carla Burrus Conte for your years of lessons, and thank you Carla for sending me Rose!

  • Thank you to Sandia Creek Ranch Pony Club Riding Center with Kiersti Wylie's guidance as well as horse searching, and special thanks to Tauni Beckman for several years of private eventing and jumping lessons.

  • Thank you to Susann Arenkens for allowing me to work at the Wonderful World of Horses in Del Mar, CA for three annual seasons. I have learned so much from you and with you as a result.

  • Thank you to Houghton College Equestrian Program for your valuable education experience and to the professors specifically, Jo-Anne Young and Larissa Strappello for the private lessons and guidance.

  • Thank you to Bristol Hills Pony Club for continuing the last leg of my pony club journey.

  • Thank you to Susan Barisone Gilson and Philip Gilson at SBG Dressage in Rochester, NY for starting me off into the competitive industry of dressage. Working for you has been one of the most valuable experiences of my life and I am so grateful for all you have taught me regarding horse sales, riding, business management, barn management, and life in general. Thank you for always being a continuous mentor.

  • Thank you Exclusive Dressage Imports for such a great young horse to begin my next partnership with, and thank you for bringing me onto your team at EDI!

  • Thank you Marie Medosi for being such a great boss and partner in my present work and progress at Arroyo Del Mar. Working with you each day makes the journey all the more enjoyable.

  • Thank you Dawn White O’Connor, Arroyo Del Mar, and Steffen and Shannon Peters for your coaching, opportunities to learn and grow, and leadership.

  • Thank you to my mom and dad for being my biggest supporters and teachers in this journey!

 

to each of you specifically who have ASSISTED me in my journey to where I am now and to those who are currently ASSISTING me in my life long journey to reach the set GOals as a rider, competitor, and trainer. I would never be where I am without you. And my Greatest APPRECIATion and GRATEFULNESS belongs to my heavenly father for creating us, loving us, and giving us the gifts of the Horse, this beautiful universe, the ability to learn and appreciate, and most of all, life.

"I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever." Psalm 86:12

 

Grace Walker