Meet Erin Kurtin

Erin & Rico

Why did you join Pony Club? How long have you been a member?

Pony Club’s emphasis on sportsmanship and responsibility instantly drew me to the program. All of the opportunities Pony Club has brought me have advanced my skills as a rider as well as sparked my interest in equine care. I have been a proud member of Westwoods Pony Club since June of 2019, and have enjoyed expanding my knowledge of horses and getting closer to my teammates.

What is the most challenging part of being in Pony Club?

The most challenging part of being in Pony Club is getting comfortable with the uncomfortable. Taking steps outside of my comfort zone hasn’t always been easy. However, my goals as a rider have helped me gain confidence and try news things my past scared self couldn’t even imagine!

What horse/horses do you ride? What do you love about them?

For most of my time spent at The Community Farm I have leased Rico! He has helped me overcome so many fears and continues to take me to new heights. Rico has taught me to stay flexible and think both logically and realistically even in stressful situations. The love and patience he has shown me over the last year I will forever be grateful for. Without him I don’t know where I would be today! 

Anything else you would like to share about Pony Club or The Community Farm?

I love that the Community Farm is a safe place to love, learn and grow. All the fun memories I have there inspire me to further my self as an equestrian. So thankful to everyone who has helped me get to the place I am now!