Ali Barros is a twenty-three year old graduate student from Medway, Massachusetts that currently resides in Eads, Tennessee on a small private farm. Ali has spend the last three years eventing with her Off-The-Track-Thoroughbred, Let It Rock (JC: Sword's Pride; a 2002 chestnut gelding by Sword's Dance [IRE]). She grew up as a working student for several top hunter jumper barns in New England where she competed in the Junior Hunters, Hunter Derbies, Children's Jumpers, and Equitation. In 2012, she was recruited to ride for The University of Tennessee at Martin's (UTM) NCAA Division 1 Equestrian Team where she rode on the team for her freshman year. She graduate from UTM in 2015 a semester early with cum laude honors with a degree in Political Science and Public Relations. In 2016, she adopted Talon's Of Tuscany (dark bay gelding by Arch) from Second Stride in Prospect, Kentucky. She has done the restarting post track and training entirely herself. He will debuting in the Baby Green Hunters in 2018. After running training level at Dunnabeck in 2017, Ali retired Let It Rock from eventing and returned to hunter jumpers where she will campaign him in several hunter derbies this season. She also purchased a twenty two month old Oldenburg Stallion by Harmony Bay two months ago to bring along as her future hunter derby mount. She is also an accepted trainer in the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover where she will be representing Barros Sporthorses, LLC in the show jumping division. Ali hopes to become a young professional in the coming years, but currently owns her own marketing agency while she finishes graduate school. She trains with Spring Mill Farm (TN) and Herring Brook Farm (FL/MA).
Anna Grace Ross is a native of Grayson, Georgia, where she is attending Loganville Christian Acadamy and rides out of Bay Creek Farm in Loganville, Georgia. She has been riding since she was seven years old. Since then she has been riding competitively in equitation and hunter disciplines in Georgia and South Carolina and doesn’t plan on slowing down! She has been very successful, winning year-end championships in almost every event she has competed in and campaigned two of her horses simultaneously last season. In addition to her success in the ring, she also has found fulfillment in leaning to train as well. In particular, she was featured by the Georgia Equine Rescue League for the turnaround of her rescue pony China into a blue ribbon champion. Currently, she is rehabbing a warmblood for another rider in her barn.
Whether she is in the practice ring, walking around a show, or just out with friends, Anna Grace is sure to be sporting Southern Equestrian. Anna Grace lives the equestrian life and enjoys nothing more than sharing her love for horses with everyone she meets. Southern Equestrian reflects her personality and their unique designs always strike up a conversation with new acquaintances.
Anna Grace is a rabid fan of the University of Georgia’s equestrian team, the ManeDawgs, and hopes to be a member of their national championship team upon her graduation from high school. After that, she hopes you will see her wearing Southern Equestrian while attending medical school.
Hi! My name is Kasie McCorkle and I ride with Ellabron Stables in Georgia. I’m 14 years old and have been riding for about eight years and showing at the local level. For the 2018 season, I will be showing my mare Applause aka Mira, from local to rated shows. Mira is an 11-year-old large flea-bitten grey WelshX pony. I am so proud to be representing such an amazing company like Southern Equestrian.
Hi! My name is Cailyn, and I'm very happy to say that I am an ambassador for Southern Equestrian! I currently compete in the AQHA, APHA, NTHJC and 'A' rated circuit. I currently show mainly in the hunters, equitation, medal classes, reining, ranch riding, showmanship and horsemanship. I was a finalist in AQHA Level 1 Championships in both my classes last year and have qualified for the show again this year, along with AQHA Youth World. I also placed in the top five at AJPHA Youth World last year in the hunter hack, and I plan to show there again this year. Besides the world shows, I'm excited to show my filly in the futurities at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in the fall. Additionally, I plan to show my gelding in more 'A' shows this year, as well as qualify again for medal finals on my local circuit, which we have won for the past two years.
I am a person that wears many hats- Police Officer, Army Sergeant, mother, IEA coach and of course Equestrian! Horses have been my passion since I was about 5 years old. At 16, I bought my first horse, Rajah. He is an Arabian with a huge heart. He will turn 32 this year and is still jumping and teaching lessons! I show hunters, Jumpers and eventing in the Middle Tennessee Area. I showed IHSA for Middle Tennessee State University and I am currently an assistant coach/manager of an IEA Team. I have two step-daughters- Lilly (15) and Shyanne (13). Lilly shares my passion for horses and rides hunters and eventing as well. Lucky Fox Farm is our home in Murfreesboro. We love helping horses find jobs they love and where they can be successful. Things may be busy for us but we are very passionate about our sport!