Mid-South Eventing & Dressage Association

MSEDA Member Spotlight: Kassandra Hickey

11/29/2016 9:10 AM | Deleted user

Each issue, MSEDA will highlight a member who is active in the organization to give other members a peek into their horse-loving lives. Interested in being featured? Email Sarah at redhorseenterprise@gmail.com 

By Sarah E Coleman

MSEDA: Where are you from?
Kassandra Hickey: Alberta, Canada. My father’s employment brought us here.

MSEDA: When did you begin riding?
KH: As soon as I could walk I was on top of a horse!

MSEDA: How long have you been competing?
KH: 9 years

MSEDA: When did you get your first horse?
KH: When I was 5.

MSEDA: What horses do you own now?
KH: I currently own all Thoroughbreds.

MSEDA: How did you get him/her?
KH: They are all off the track.

MSEDA:  What horses do you compete (and what do you compete in?)
KH: I ride Hidden Glitter in the hunter/jumpers, Bubblin Brew in hunters and dressage, and Nacho Man in eventing.

MSEDA: How long have you been a MSEDA member?
KH: Two years.

MSEDA: What is your favorite event? Why?
KH: I love Jump Start Horse Trials--the atmosphere is always so friendly and inviting.

MSEDA: What level do you compete?
KH: I ride Nacho Man in Novice.

MSEDA: What are your horse's favorite treats?
KH: Green peppermints!

MSEDA: What is your favorite show? Why?
KH: I enjoy competing at River Glen Horse Trials. It’s always a tough competition!

MSEDA: What do you?
KH: I currently attend Otterbein University and am studying equine business management. I love the hands-on experience there.

MSEDA: What are your favorite equestrian brands?
KH: HKM Lauria Garrelli line and Equine Couture

MSEDA: What are your horse's quirks?
KH: During feeding he sticks his tongue out and shakes his head “yes!”

MSEDA: What is your goal this year?
KH: To have consistent scores in Novice as we've just moved up.

MSEDA:  Who do you ride with?
KH: Jeri Matheny

MSEDA: Where do you ride?
KH: Wind Ridge Farm out of Campbellsburg, KY

MSEDA: What is your favorite part of your barn/trainer/boarding stable?
KH: She's made me part of her family and welcomed me with open arms. She is a very patient teacher!

MSEDA: What is the biggest obstacle you have overcome with your horse?
KH: It's hard to pick just one as he wasn't able to jump through a grid without having a mental breakdown and stay relaxed in the dressage ring!

MSEDA:  Describe your horse in 10 words.
KH: Physically and emotionally sensitive with the heart of a lion.

MSEDA: What is your favorite memory?
Skipping my senior prom and going to Ocala, Fla., and being a groom to my trainer.

MSEDA: What other animals do you own?
A dog and a cat.

Midsouth Eventing & Dressage Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

MSEDA’s mission is to promote and preserve the sports of Eventing and Dressage in the Mid-South area, by providing leadership and education to its members and the community at large. To further these goals, MSEDA will provide educational opportunities, fair and safe competitions, promote the welfare of the horse and rider and reward the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the FEI level.

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