Riding Horses: Alison Phelps (9)

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Alison Phelps(9) rides this horse. His name is Hunter and he loves eating marshmallows as a snack.

Alexis Zachary

Q: How long have you been riding horses?

A: [I have been riding horses for] three years.

Q: How did you learn to ride?

A: I rode with my friends for awhile, and now I have a trainer [who] teaches me.

Q: What is your favorite thing about riding?

A: [My favorite aspect of riding is] the horse and bonding with him.

Q: What is the horse’s name?

A: [His name is] Hunter.

Q: What is your favorite memory of riding?

A: My first fair I won Reserve Champion, and [at that time] had only been riding for three months.

Q: Do you have your own horses?

A: I lease him, so technically he’s not mine but I’m the only person [who] rides him.

Q: Do you do shows or competitions and if so when was the first time?

A: Yes, my first show was at a place called Happy Now [Barnstable Comedy Club] a couple years ago.

Q: How many shows have you done?

A: [I have done] four [shows], but I’m going to start showing a lot more.

Q: How old were you the first time you rode a horse?

A: [I was] 12 years old.

Q: Why did you want to start riding?

A: I really liked being outside, and I really liked horses, but I did not know if I wanted to get on one until I did.

Q: How important is riding horses to you?

A: [Riding horses is] basically my entire life besides school.