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Sports Poster

Horseback riding is something that has been a part of my life since I was 6 years old. I cannot imagine my life without it and I am so lucky to be able to do what I love at a college level. During my college search, I specifically looked at schools that offered a riding team that was competitive where I could learn and grow. That is exactly how I picked UMW.

The equestrian team has offered me so many amazing friends and an escape from the busy life of a biomedical sciences student. I think that had I not been a part of the team, for my years at Mary Washington I would have an overwhelming amount of stress and anxiety surrounding me during my studies. From the weekly study halls, to the early morning 6 a.m. wake up calls, the barn allows me to escape reality for a bit and relax amidst the craziness of being a student.

I know I am not the only one who feels this way, a few of the girls that I have become close with on the team had mentioned transferring at one point. However, the team gave them an incentive to stay. Yes, being a student-athlete and equestrian for the school has become my entire personally trait, but it has also allowed me to be the best version of my self.