"Humans of Sacred Heart" – Lily Ann Brown ’19

How long have you been horseback riding, and what prompted you to start the sport?

“I started riding on and off when I was seven years old, however, I started competing when I was twelve.  I was obsessed with horses ever since I was little and it wasn’t until my sister’ best friend took me to see her horses when I realized I actually wanted to ride.  It took me a while to convince my parents but, eventually, they let me ride once a week at a local barn.”

What do you enjoy most about horseback riding?

“The best part about horseback riding for me is the escape it allows me.  It is like another world. My school and social life are separate, so when I go riding I can let go of everything on my mind, for the most part, and focus on my horse.”

What type of commitment does the sport entail?

“The sport takes a lot of time and commitment.  You have to make sure your horse is exercised almost every day, which means you have to drive however far every day to do so.  I drive 35 minutes every day except Mondays to ride my horse which can be tough with traffic and school work, but luckily I have been able to balance it.”

The King Street Chronicle thanks senior Lily Ann Brown ’19 for her contributions to “Humans of Sacred Heart.”
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