Member Spotlight: Erin Seelinger

Jan 19, 2022 by

Member Spotlight: Erin Seelinger

This month’s Member Spotlight features amateur rider, Erin Seelinger!

Let’s get to know Erin!

Tell us a little about yourself.

Hi, I’m Erin and I’m 21 years old.

I have always wanted to be around horses ever since I was little. I was given my first horse at 8 years old and have had them ever since. I attended Midland Farm summer camps as soon as I was able to and have stayed at Midland Farm/Top Shelf Dressage ever since I was 6 years old. I thought I wanted to ride western, but I followed this girl on Instagram named Lacey Jamieson.  I thought it was so cool that she jumped her horse 3’ with no hands, but when Lacey passed away, I decided to really give English style of riding a go and haven’t turned back since. Along the way I’ve realized just how important dressage is and also how cool it is!

erinsTell us about your horse(s).

The horse I am riding right now is Trickeys Thirsty, a 4 year old bred for the track Thoroughbred mare. I don’t much care for her registered name so her show name is Persephone, and her barn name is Cora. She came to me as a 2 year old that was halter broke and that’s about it. I broke her and have done all her training myself.

What are some of your goals as a rider?

My goals as a rider is to just get more lessons and learn more, and be the best rider I can be. This next year I’m hoping to attend my first rated show and attend more clinics.

What is your favorite memory involving a horse?

My all time favorite memory with the horses is when we had a big snow one year and I went out galloping in the snow! erins2

What is your favorite horse book or movie?

I’m not much of a reader but one of the only books I have read cover to cover is “The Eighty Dollar Champion,” and it is by far my favorite.

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

With ADS, I hope to see the association grow and have more entries and more members! Dressage is so important, and we need to keep local shows in Arkansas going!

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