Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Ann grew up competing at A-circuit shows in the hunter and equitation divisions, first on her pony, Is A Belle, and more recently on her horse, an off-the-track Thoroughbred named Happy Go Lucky.
Ann got an early start on writing about horses—as a young grade school student, she authored a whole series of novellas on stapled packets of computer paper, all about the adventures of the “Pony Rangers.” Unfortunately, the gripping series written mostly in Crayola marker was never picked up by any publishing houses.
Ann attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. She interned for Phelps Media Group during the 2014 Winter Equestrian Festival and photographed for The Book LLC before joining the Chronicle team for an editorial internship in the summers of 2014 and 2015. Ann graduated from Mizzou with honors in December of 2015 with degrees in economics and journalism.
Now a full-time editorial staffer, Ann works remotely from Lexington, Ky., and Wellington, Fla. Ann purchased a 3-year-old Friesian-Throughbred cross gelding in early 2016 and is hoping he will grow up to be her Froughbred show partner in the jumper ring. Her other children include a 3-year-old dog, Roby, and her 14-year-old horse of the past 10 years, Lucky, who is currently leased out to a wonderful amateur in Lexington.