Five Questions with Meredith Ambrose

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Five Questions with Meredith Ambrose

Sophomore Meredith Ambrose jumps her horse, Savia, over an obstacle during a competition at Camwood Farm in Tennessee.

Sophomore Meredith Ambrose jumps her horse, Savia, over an obstacle during a competition at Camwood Farm in Tennessee.

Photo courtesy of Meredith Ambrose

Sophomore Meredith Ambrose jumps her horse, Savia, over an obstacle during a competition at Camwood Farm in Tennessee.

Photo courtesy of Meredith Ambrose

Photo courtesy of Meredith Ambrose

Sophomore Meredith Ambrose jumps her horse, Savia, over an obstacle during a competition at Camwood Farm in Tennessee.

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

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Sophomore Meredith Ambrose has been horseback riding for years, she dedicates a lot of time to training and traveling to various places–both in-state and out–for competitions. Over the course of 10 years training as an equestrian, Ambrose looks to improve her skills and continue riding in the future.

How did you become involved in horseback riding?

I’ve been riding for ten years. One of my mom’s friends told her about it and I started taking lessons.

What’s the most interesting thing that happened while you were riding?

I fell off [of my horse] in Chicago, and I broke my collarbone.

What’s the most expensive thing about riding that most people wouldn’t expect?

The most expensive thing is horse shows, for sure. You have to pay for the stall, trailering, vet and farrier, and it all ends up costing a ton.

What is the most rewarding thing about riding?

When you finally figure something out because it’s not super easy to figure the things out. You really have to work with the horse, and when you finally figure it out, it’s rewarding.

What are your plans for the future with riding?

I’m definitely going to continue [riding]. I would like to find a career with it, but I’m not sure if I can.