USPC would like to highlight the National Youth Board Members for the current term. Today we meet Area 1 member Emily Jarvis.
Emily has been riding horses since she was 4 years old, but fell in love with them long before that. Just about as soon as she could talk, she was begging her mom to take her to see ponies. Emily started in a local Pony Club near San Diego shortly after she started riding. She rode a string of horses, some of which her parents owned, but most were borrowed or leased. In 2004, 2006, and 2007, she competed in Pony Club Championships in Quiz and Dressage. Emily has her H-HM certification and is now a National member but was a member of Poway Valley and Ramona Vicente Pony Clubs. Currently Emily is enjoying training her 8 year-old Andalusian mare, Nobella, in Dressage. For the last 3 ½ years Emily worked for Olympic Dressage rider Susan Blinks and is now focusing on her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science from the University of California San Diego.