Equestrianista adds Area X Eventer Rachel Sledzik to Brand Ambassador team
Posted on February 02 2015
Equestrianista is excited to welcome Rachel Sledzik, Area X Eventer and Young Rider, as our newest addition to our Brand Ambassador team! Rachel travels from her hometown in New Mexico to participate in events from coast to coast.
Meet Rachel and her equine team!
Hi, I’m Rachel Sledzik, Los Alamos High senior, working student for Kate Chadderton, Area X Eventer and Young Rider! I’m 17 years old, and I have been riding for 14 years. Currently, I’m living in New Mexico (not particularly the hub for eventing) but I make trips to Arizona, Maryland, South Carolina and California often. I have the goal of going to the NAJYRC1* this summer, and then continue my riding career from there.
My life has always been in the saddle. As a small child, I rode hunters, but then moved to England for a couple years and rode jumpers. I rode the ultimate naughty pony and had the pleasure of getting run away with and crashing into fences to try and stop. Clearly, I found my love for horses there, if I dealt with that pony for so long! Once I moved back to the states, I found my love for eventing. Since then, I haven’t been able to give up the adrenaline rush of cross-country and I have been eventing for five years now and compete at the preliminary level!