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Oct 21, 2017

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Nov 11, 2017

Aspen Hill Stables, Rice, VA

Harry Zimmerman Clinic

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Aspen Hill Stables, Rice, VA

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Nov 19, 2017

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Nov 26, 2017

Aspen Hill, Rice, VA

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Dec 3, 2017

Aspen Hill Stables, Rice, Va

Trisha Patton

My name is Trisha Patton, I came to Longwood university in 2015 to study to become a Special Education Teacher. I’ve been on the dressage team since 2016. I was introduced to the sweet and caring nature of horses at the age of 16 at a small life learning center in Liberty North Carolina. I only spent a week there but in that week, I was hooked. The time a spent there led me to volunteer at a therapeutic riding center in Williamsburg. The rest is history. 3 years down the road and I can’t imagine my life without horses. I spent two years at the therapeutic center before I started riding. In March of 2015 I started riding hunter jumper. I had just started walk, trot, and canter over really small fences when I had to go off to school and leave the horses behind.  Needless to say, I missed horses and everything that came with them. I began to research how I could ride or even just be around horses in Farmville. Nothing worked out until part way through my second semester at school. I was introduced to the dressage team and to Lani. I put myself out there and joined the team.

When I started lessons I went back to basics, dressage was so different than anything I had been introduced to. But with Lani helping and the extreme patience of Clus, an amazing quarter horse, I began to pick it up. I am having a blast learning. Right now, I started showing intro level with the Longwood dressage team at IDA shows. My goals are to improve my balance at the canter and be more comfortable getting on horses that I don’t know.

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