Faces in the crowd: Junior Anna Elliott

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Photo credit: Anna Elliott

Junior Anna Elliott poses at a field with her horse, Scout. "He has been through a ton of farms, but he is just moving from Great Oaks Equestrian Center," Elliot said.

By Sofia Ketels, Staff Reporter

Junior Anna Elliott and her horse, Scout have been riding and jumping together since she was 11. Over six years and many competitions, the two have successfully ridden through difficult courses and taught each other how they can best work as a team.

To Elliott, jumping provides an adrenaline rush that no other activity can match. The split second when she is up in the air is one of the best parts about the sport, especially during competition, Elliot said.

Elliot has been hunter champion at competitions such as Woodbine Equestrian and junior champion at Puterbaugh Equestrian. She and Scout have also been undefeated in the hunter division since 2013. Elliott credits their success to the trust that she has with her horse. She believes that the more trust a rider has in their horse, the better they will perform.

“I’m so lucky, I have a very good horse that’s taught me from the ground up,” she said.