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Jennifer Berol Bliss

April 25, 2007

What Pony Finals Meant To Me

Growing up on my family's farm in New York, I had access to a sort of "horseman's laboratory." My ponies lived just outside my door and, with the help of my parents, I learned to care for them from the onset.

I was obsessed, pouring through stacks of Chronicles and watching old horse show videos again and again. I idolized top riders as some kids might have looked up to movie stars or models, and prided myself on knowing all the horse show results.

November 14, 2006

The Equitation Finals: Keep Them In Perspective

Like so many other young riders, the latter part of my junior career was devoted almost solely to the pursuit of winning an equitation final. It was a commitment of the highest level--physically, mentally and financially--on the part of not only myself, but also my family and my trainer.

September 8, 2006

What Pony Finals Meant To Me

Growing up on my family's farm in New York, I had access to a sort of "horseman's laboratory." My ponies lived just outside my door and, with the help of my parents, I learned to care for them from the onset.

I was obsessed, pouring through stacks of Chronicles and watching old horse show videos again and again. I idolized top riders as some kids might have looked up to movie stars or models, and prided myself on knowing all the horse show results.

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