What is your story of becoming a horse girl?
– I got on my first horse when I was three. I recently found a video of me from that age, and all I wanted to do was to go fast. Not much has changed. When I was 10 my grandparents got me my first horse, a thoroughbred who I named Bernie after my great grandfather. He was the best. Then I got a stallion when I was 15, his name was Rerun. He was a very chill stallion but I still had to sign waivers at horse shows. Once I started showing at higher levels, I sold Rerun to get a horse that I could level up with.
Did your interest in horses change as you got older?
– When I was a junior or senior in highschool, I was thinking about boys, future colleges, and I kind of dropped the ball completely on riding. Looking back, I have a lot of shame around that time of my life, because I had so many horse girls dream, and I wasn’t respecting it. But also I’m grateful, because I now have so much more perspective, respect, and appreciation.
I ended up going to college for equestrian studies and rode on their IHSA team. I changed my major to creative advertising a year in and then I moved to New York, and started working in advertising. Then to LA to be a creative director and that's where I found riding again, and that's also where I started Calling All Horse Girls.