August 27, 2014

Any comments are greatly appreciated

ADVICE!!! Any tips/advice/how to’s for going about approaching companies for a competitive sponsorship? I found a very nice horse for lease who I would train for the jumper ring at WEF, but he is slightly out of my price range and I don’t want to make my parents absorb the extra cost. Thank you in advance!!!

6/7/14 Zimba


Please judge Zimba and me. Zimba is a four year old American warmblood gelding; he is the biggest teddy bear at my barn! He has the best trot of any horse I have ridden… ever. He goes better on a loose rein and because of his bit, I found I had to keep my hands lower than normal. Critique on me and him is appreciated; I am 6’1″, so do you have any tips on taller riders getting their heels down? I try, but my legs are so long, my ankle rolls out when I attempt to straighten my feet…






CWD Equitation Challenge – Makena Bement riding Temptation

Hello Carol! My name is Makena Bement. I am 15 years old, and reside in sunny south Florida. I absolutely love my barn, High Class Equestrian, out of Ft. Pierce. The horse I am riding in this video is Temptation, or “Tempi” for short. She is a 15.3hh dutch/tb mare out of Nimbus. When this video was taken, I had been riding her once a week for five months. Recently, I switched to jumpers because being an equitation rider was unpractical due to my 6’1″ height. There was no horses out there big enough and within my budget… This is class was 2’3″ equitation. Enjoy:) There was no equitation test because there weren’t enough riders in the actual class.

Kerrits riding tights for Lacey May Jamieson (petition for production)

Lacey Jamieson died seven and a half months ago at the age of 16. She had a rare blood disease known as HLH. She was an inspiration and idol to hundreds of thousands of equestrians around the world. Her instagram account, @laceyjamieson has 108,000 followers. In her honor, I have designed a pair of tights for the Kerrits 2014 Design Contest. However, the chances of winning are slim. That said, I am trying to get a petition together to mail to Kerrits to ask them to begin production of “Lacey’s Legacy” riding tights. Please click the link below and sign the petition. Please share this photo! I would like to get more than 30,000 signatures!!!