USPC would like to highlight the National Youth Board Members for the current term. Today we meet Area 4 member Ashley Hays.
Ashley Hays is a member of Gator Bayou Pony Club from Red River Region. She has been a member of Pony Club for 10+ years. Over the years she achieved her C-3/H-B certification and is currently working on her B. Ashley is an avid eventer, currently working as a working student/ groom for her trainer Julie Norman. She gets the opportunity to groom and ride at big events all around the country. In 2014, Ashley made the trip to Kentucky for Rolex to groom for Julie. She plans on making the trip back this year to groom as well. Along with being a full time college student, Ashley is working towards her future goal of beginning her own training and lesson program. Everything she has learned through Pony Club has shaped her as a rider and a person. Ashley has competed though the Preliminary level in eventing and hopes to bring her new young mount up through the levels. Her future goals and dreams include running her own training and lesson program, competing at the international level, and representing the United States in the Olympics.