(L) Alison riding her hunt mount Scooter (owned by Lisa). (R) A young Alison riding Midnight, a former Shawnee staff horse, who is now retired from the hunt field.
We have a few new members joining us this year, so we’ve asked our human “first year entry” to answer a few questions to help us get to know them a little better. Our first featured new member is one of our junior riders, Alison!
Tell us a little bit about your riding experience. How long have you been riding? What types of riding did you do before joining the hunt?
I’ve been riding for about 8 years, I just did basic shows before joining the hunt.
What made you want to become a hunt member?
Lisa Owen talked me into joining and then meeting all the members and hearing stories of how thrilling the hunt is made me excited to join.
Can you tell us a little bit about your favorite hunt horse?
I used to take lessons from (Shawnee whipper-in) Lisa and ride her old horse Midnight, now I will be riding Scooter in the hunt field. Midnight was definitely my favorite horse, he’s a quarter horse/Tennessee walking horse, and I think he’s about 23 now but I never got to ride him hunting.
Do you have a favorite hound yet? If so, who is your favorite and why?
I don’t have a favorite hound yet but I love all of the G litter since they were the first ones I met at the puppy auction.
What else do you like to do when you are not hunting?
When I’m not hunting or riding I participate in Marching Band at my high school playing clarinet or marimba.
Now for an interesting fact – what is something about you your fellow hunt members would never guess?
I guess an interesting fact would be how musically talented I am and that I can play many instruments!