Anna has been a part of Forward Stride since 2010. She started riding and volunteering when a friend from school encouraged her to take lessons. From Anna’s first time out at the barn, she was hooked – spending all of her free time riding horses, leading in classes, and helping with horsecare.

Forward Stride gave Anna the opportunity to try new things. During her middle and high school years, Anna was a member of Pony Club, as well as a competitor on her high school equestrian team. With Anna’s love for jumping growing, she became interested in eventing. Her family soon added her horse Freckles to the family, who is still a part of our herd.

In 2017, Anna joined the staff as a horse handler. She was very excited to be able to mix her passion for horses and helping people through this opportunity.

Anna’s three favorite things are horses (especially Freckles!), her two dogs Cocoa and Oreo, and traveling!