A couple years ago I joined what would turn out to be one of the most rewarding and challenging teams at Longwood. The Longwood Dressage Team has certainly overcome many obstacles to be recognized by Longwood University as an individual organization and I am so proud to have been able to help found and develop this team. Just a couple semesters ago we were exploring different barns, finding horses and growing our team but now we are a team on fire winning Intercollegiate Dressage Association competitions. I am so happy when I reflect on the progress our team has made and winning the NC State show but am more excited to see what Longwood Dressage Team has in its future because I know that it will be bigger and better. I am so thankful to have been able to spend time with the girls on the team whom have become great friends of mine and be instructed by a wonderful coach, Lani Debaets. As a nursing major, this team was my outlet when school was overwhelming and improved my personal riding greatly. As a senior, I wish the best of luck to the girls as they continue with the team and at Longwood. I can only hope the team means as much to them as it did to me.
Longwood University class of 2014 - School of Nursing