A few words from Abby:
“I dreamed of being an Equine Scholar since I first discovered the program at Rolex Kentucky. I had wanted to visit Kentucky and attend Rolex for several years, and I was finally able to do so in 2007. I stumbled upon the Equine Scholars booth on the concourse of the trade fair, and fell in love with the program. It was just what I needed â€“ an outlet to learn about and network within the equine industry. Our trip to Rolex Kentucky became an annual family vacation. Every year I returned to the Equine Scholars booth, reigniting my aspiration to be accepted into Georgetown College and the Equine Scholars Program.
I am from Clinton, Arkansas – a small town in the Ozark Mountains in the north central part of the state. I have been around horses my entire life. I was involved in 4-H for many years, and in the EAST Initiative program at Clinton High School where I founded the VBC HERO Ride for Life (a large and successful fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that is geared for equestrians). I grew up riding western, but began riding English about six years ago. I have two horses: Rocky (13 year old Paint) and Jack (3 year old Quarter Horse Appendix). My family owns six other horses (Tennessee Walkers and a Missouri Fox Trotter). I ride for pleasure; I enjoy trail riding, and simply taking care of my horses. I am a big fan of eventing â€“ maybe someday Iâ€™ll try competing a little.
I am currently an intern at Equestrian Events, Inc., producer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (where I first found the Equine Scholars Program!). I am majoring in Environmental Science, and will pursue veterinary school after I graduate.”