It’s always fun to collaborate with fellow writers on a project and this one was no different. It was so much fun to work with my friend Abigail Boatwright as one of the riders featured in her article, “Fit Riders Top Tips”, that she wrote for Horse and Rider magazine. You can take a look at the article here and read about all of the featured riders.

Fit Riders’ Top Tips

Hope Ellis-Ashburn earned her M.S. in Agriculture Education from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville & her B.S. in Animal Science-Horse Science from Middle Tennessee State University. While attending MTSU she was a member of the Horse Judging and Equestrian Teams. A former Extension Agent with UTK holding, among other credentials, a teaching endorsement in agriculture education she is currently a teacher, freelance writer, and blogger. Hope is the author of "The Story of Kimbrook Arabians" and "Always Hope: How dairy cows and Arabian horses inspired grit in a young girl's life." A rider on a variety of breeds since the age of twelve, she has competed in Western, English, halter, dressage, hunter, and jumper classes. She currently owns a Half-Arabian mare with whom she enjoys farm life, trail riding, and competing locally in halter as well as hunter classes.

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