It’s a love that many young girls have from the time they can walk and talk – from picking up that stuffed horse at the toy store to asking for a pony ride at the local fair. For many of our Foxwood riders, it is a love that has grown from childhood, through their teenage years and into adulthood.
This week, as part of our Foxwood ShowTeam spotlight, we learn from one of our newest team members, about how her love for horses started her riding:
“Hi everyone. I’m Elizabeth Goreski and ever since I was old enough to walk my Mom and Dad have put me into sports and programs. They have always worked hard to give me the opportunity to experience everything that was out there. I learned how to skate, swim, I played soccer and the piano but I always loved horses the most. When I was 3 years old, my parents took me to the Kentucky horse park where I got to be up close to so many different breeds of horses and watch the riders show off their horse’s talents. That was the beginning of my love for horses.
Shortly after that trip, we moved to a new house and my Mom and Dad made over my room in pink with horses as the theme. I asked if I could try riding, but the rules at many of the local barns were that I needed to be 6 years old and so I had to wait. I didn’t forget about those rules and shortly after I turned 6, we found a stable close to home. I remember how excited I was the first time we drove up the lane to the barn. There were so many big horses in their stalls and a few ponies as well. I started to take riding lessons and loved it!
Since then, we have moved and I have been riding at Foxwood. I have really improved as a rider and I am very excited to compete this season on the Foxwood show team. I love being part of the Foxwood family. Everyone is so nice and helpful, and we are really a team. My goal is to become a great show jumper and compete at the highest level possible. The thought of competing really excites me. I even wrote my school speech on riding and horses, it was awesome! I have always loved animals, especially horses and have even thought about going to school when I get older to be a veterinarian. For now, I want to learn all I can, listen and learn from my coaches and compete every chance I get…and of course win some ribbons!;)”
Partnered this season with Sera (aka Simply Magic), the entire Foxwood Show Team is excited for Elizabeth and her debut in the show ring.
Until next time,