"I am really excited to be joining the GRIT program this year. I have heard so many positive things from people who have participated in the past. I am anxious to learn from some of the leading experts in the industry and to get the chance to meet other young equestrians who share similar goals that I have. The GRIT program will help me continue to develop my riding skills but also gives me the chance to focus on skills like strength, conditioning, nutrition, and mental toughness, all things that can improve my riding. I am excited to work closely with my coaches Carly and John through the GRIT experience, and I am thankful that they and my parents support this extra learning. A huge thanks to OE for giving me the opportunity!"