Hi, my name is Anna Rodriguez and I just turned 11 years old. This year I am in the 5th grade at South Colby Elementary. I love horses and have been riding since I was 6 years old. My horse’s name is Make Time for Me but I just call her Nanny. She is a sweet 18 year old solid paint bred mare. We love riding English, Western, bareback and dressage.
I am excited to be on the Kitsap Saddle Club Royal Court this year and I am also a Junior Princess on the Washington State Horsemen Royal Court for the 2nd year in a row. I love sewing, making all sorts of things out of duct tape, showing miniature horses, showing my horse Nanny at local schooling shows, the Kitsap County Fair and WSH B system shows. This year is my 4th third year in 4H. Last year I was able to take a miniature horse to the Kitsap Fair and I won 11 Grand Champion ribbons and 2 high point trophies. I tried jumping for the first time and it was a lot of fun. We competed in a lot of classes but my favorites were jumping, trail and pole bending.
In 2014 I had so much fun riding horses and competing. I rode my horse, Angela Swedberg’s horse Cappy (thanks Angela!) and Sue Machacek’s horse Mystic (thanks Sue!). I won 2nd place at state in English novice with Cappy, I won the 10 & under high point trophy at the Canal Zone and 3 first place ribbons and I’ve won lots of daily high points at the schooling shows at KSC and The Riding Place. I also won the Youth Merit trophy at state for most points in my age group. I also was the Sea Spots Appaloosa Club Youth of the Year in 2013 and I was happy to get the 2014 Youth of the Year at KSC….thanks everyone!
I also love dogs and have a Golden Retriever named Cutie Pie, a Papillion named Pappy, and a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy named Snickers…he’s going to be bigger than me when he is full grown and I am going to teach him to pull a cart. Cutie Pie is pregnant and I love helping my mom take care of her puppies. My favorite color is purple. I love Taylor Swift and I get to go to her concert this year in Seattle. And I love the Seahawks….go Hawks!
I’m excited about representing the Kitsap Saddle Club this year in parades and shows. Come cheer me on and help support the club too!