Rider Spotlight June 2014 - Nicole Lindenauer
Name: Nicole Lindenauer
How long have you been riding? How long have you been riding with Kim?
I've been riding for 6 years now, all of them with Kim.
Who do you ride currently and who have you ridden in the past?
I ride Tazz
currently and have ridden many other horses in the past.
What is your riding history? I've been riding since I was 9 and have enjoyed it ever since. I ride western and love to compete in barrel racing.
Tell a little about your current mount: Tazz
is my horse and he is the most amazing (even though he is lazy) horse you'll ever meet. He is trained in many disciplines from bridleless to barrel racing.
What is your favorite discipline(s)?
What is your favorite thing to do at the barn (other than riding)?
Hanging out with friends and making new memories.
What is your favorite 2013 memory?
At State when I placed top 10 in Division 3 and got to spend 5 days in a cowgirls paradise.
What are your 2014 riding goals?
My goals are to make it to Division 2 in gymkhana and to become a better rider.
What are your long term riding goals?
To be able to ride and train any horse.
What do you get out of spending time at Franklin Canyon Stables?
I've grown so much as a person from riding here. I am truly inspired by Kim and she has helped me to become the best person I can be.
What do you get out of spending time with horses?
Everyday I am up there riding I am getting better and better without realizing it.
Have you ever won any riding/show awards? If so, what?
and I have won many High Point awards in gymkhana, as well as a Top Ten belt buckle from State of Champions (SOC)