University of Kentucky Rodeo Team
As soon as I knew I was transferring to the University of Kentucky, I wanted to be on the rodeo team. Unfortunately I did not have my own horse to compete or practice on and I was then occupied by the Equestrian Team. I decided to join the rodeo team my second year at the University of Kentucky without a horse and it was the best decision I have made. This team is not about having the best horse, we have bonds with each other that make us a team. Although I ended up adopting a horse of my own, I did not compete. Attending practice and going to rodeos is still fun being supportive of our teammates. In 2021, Chloe and I are were charge of team socials, and I could not be happier of what opened up for us to do things as a team.
Rebecca Beatty Equine Photography 2021
University of Kentucky Equestrian Team
I have only ridden English a handful of times and did not know anything more than what I learned while attending Central Michigan University, but I decided to try out for the UK Equestrian Team. To my surprise I actually made the team as they saw a lot of potential in me. I have grown immensely as a rider in competitions and lessons.
Last 3 images: Marion Yingling 2021
University of Kentucky Collegiate Professional Horsemen's Association
This association was just starting when I moved to the University of Kentucky, and wanting to get involved I signed up as soon as I could. This group is comprised of individuals from many different aspects of the equine industry and I appreciate how understanding everyone is. We have had very informational meetings with guest speakers from the equine industry.
Central Michigan University Equestrian Team
After the start of my second year at Central Michigan my schedule was lacking in horses so I decided to join the equestrian team as a non-showing member. I had rarely ridden English before, but picked up quick in lessons trotting over poles and cavaletti. Although I did not show, I still went to support the team and warmed up the horses we brought.
Central Michigan University Panhellenic Sorority: Phi Mu
Being in a sorority was an experience I would have never chosen myself if it was not for my mom encouraging me to rush. The whole process of choosing and being chosen was stressful and at some points disappointing, but trusting the system lead me to jump home to Phi Mu and I am forever grateful. I gained my best friend and mentor, my big. This group of young women have supported me academically with study hours, physically with sports and activities, and mentally with sisterhoods. We had so much opportunity to be involved in the community through volunteering and fundraising for a cause. I was on multiple fundraising committees with my sisters and loved the opportunity to make a difference for both our local community and national organizations.
Traverse City West Senior High Cheerleading Team
I participated in both sideline and competitive cheerleading all four years of high school. I was very shy, but being on the team helped me become more expressive, work with others, and become a leader. I was honored to be the team captain my Junior and Senior year, leading the team through practice, the games, and in competition.