My Name is Julia Armstrong. I am 17 years old and have been riding for 8 years. For those years, Penn’s Woods Stable, with Bill Payne, has been my second home. The past 4 years I have been at the barn every day, holidays and weekends included, spending 3 – 15 hours daily. I started showing 2 years ago on a small horse name Clancy, who helped me grow as a rider. When I outgrew him, I started looking for a horse to move up on. We came across Cooper, who we restarted due to surgery and rehab. Cooper is a bay, 16.2hh OTTB I got July 10th, 2016. We began competing locally, gradually growing in to multi-day shows. We qualified for 2017 junior medals in the PSJ, BRHJA, and SCHJA. I received 8th in the BRHJA, 3rd and Progressive Rider Jumper in the PSJ, and 2nd in the Palmetto Medal.
We are now jumping 3’6” and continue to grow and push for new goals. This year, we hope to qualify for A Show Medals, and successfully compete and place in jumper classics.