Member Spotlight: Addy Batcheller

Oct 27, 2021 by

Member Spotlight: Addy Batcheller

This month’s Member Spotlight features junior rider, Addy Batcheller!  She has worked extremely hard to learn the sport of dressage and shows how hard work can pay off!

Let’s get to know Addy!

Tell us a little about yourself.

Hi! I’m Addy Batcheller. I’ve been doing dressage for a little over 1 1/2 years, but I rode pretty casually for 4 years before that. I have been a addy_region9_4member of ADS since 2015! I love every opportunity I get with horses, and I love improving my riding. I can’t wait to start the 2022 season, where I will compete Second Level for the first time.

Tell us about your horse(s).

I lease a Thoroughbred schoolmaster, Panic! At The Disco “Jase”. I’ve been leasing him for a little over 18 months, and we have improved so much in that time. We’re currently schooling/about to show Second Level. We were the 2021 GAIG and SWDC Training Level JR/YR champions at Regionals, as well as 3rd place in SWDC First Level JR/YR, and 5th place GAIG First Level JR/YR. He is an incredible horse and I love having him as my partner in crime!

What are some of your goals as a rider?

addy_region9_3For long term goals, I would like to go to NAYC, as well as Festival of Champions. I also want to keep climbing the levels. For short term goals, I want to have a successful 2022 show season at Second Level, and compete at First and Second level at the 2022 Region 9 Championships.

What is your favorite horse book or movie?

My favorite horse movie is Secretariat. I watch it often, and I never get bored of it. My favorite horse book series is Canterwood Crest. I have a pretty impressive collection of them!

What do you hope to see happen with ADS in the future for junior riders?

I hope that ADS continues with the clinics and JR opportunities, as well as the schooling shows, because those are great opportunities to addy_region9practice tests as well as get feedback. I love the support I get from ADS, and I love being part of the organization.

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