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Rider Spotlight August 2016 - Gracie Ortman

Name:  Gracie Ortman


How long have you been riding?  How long have you been riding with Kim?

6 years in all, 3 years in August with Kim.


What is your riding history?

Trail and Gymkana.


Who do you ride currently and who have you ridden in the past?

In the past I have ridden:  Tazz, Savannah-my old horse, Corey- my old horse, Loren, Romeo, Lakota, Bronson, and Cali.

Currently I ride: Scout, Rascal, Summer, and Gypsy

Tell a little about your current mount:

Summer is a challenge to ride, and she likes a experienced rider on her back. Summer definitely is a sassy pony and she knows how to get away with things if you don't catch it fast. She is very forward and is doing great in training. I really do enjoy riding and taking care of her.

What is your favorite discipline(s)?

Gymkana and trail.


What is your favorite thing to do at the barn (other than riding)?

I love spending time with the horses and at the barn. I also love spending time with my barn family!

What is your favorite 2016 memory?

 This year I am learning how to ride the more higher level horses and I am also learning how to drive the golf cart!


What are your 2016-2017 riding goals?

To do at least 1 dressage show and train Summer to be an experienced lesson horse.


What are your long term riding goals? 

Give a try at higher level barrel racing and I want to train horses.

What do you get out of spending time at Franklin Canyon Stables?   

Relaxing trail rides, great friendships, and the best part, spending time with Kim!!

What do you get out of spending time with horses?

I am way more experienced with handling horses, hard situations, and the most, riding.

Have you ever won any riding/show awards?  If so, what?

I have won 4 belt buckles, 2 walls of 1st-5th place ribbons, 3 trophies, and 1 CCCHA Division 5 Champion necklace.  I was also 2014 CSHA division 7 Champion.

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