It doesn’t get any better than this! I’m so incredibly honored to share the my book, “Always Hope: How dairy cows and Arabian horses inspired grit in a young girl’s life,” has received a Winnie Award for the Best Memoir at the EQUUS Film Festival!

It was surreal to see my book under glass in a display case at the Kentucky Horse Park, even more so to be honored with an award! You can click on the links below to view more.

https://drive.google.com/a/carlykadecreative.com/file/d/1rcvs55dUWr62K87HpmMV0LyDkoDlCU7j/view?usp=drive_web

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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