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Q&A: Equestrian Team President

Photo courtesy of Emily Wollebek
Photo courtesy of Emily Wollebek

Western junior Emily Wollebek is double majoring in psychology and German. She has been involved with the equestrian team for three years and is currently president of the club.

Q: When will you be graduating from Western?

A: Hopefully in 2017. I’m thinking about changing majors and if I do it will probably put me back another year, but if I keep to the course I’m at, I will graduate next spring.

Photo courtesy of Emily Wollebek
Photo courtesy of Emily Wollebek

Q: How did you get involved with the equestrian team?

A: I heard about it before I came to Western. I wanted to go to a school that had an equestrian team, just because I wanted to make sure I can ride horses wherever I went.

Q: What’s your history with riding?

A: I started riding when I was 5 years old at a local barn near my house. I always wanted to ride so I pressured my parents into finally letting me start my own lessons. I just kept with it, got my own horse when I was 10 years old and I still have him he’s up here in Lynden. So I have always had the passion and can’t really remember not riding.

Q: Where do you see yourself in a few years regarding horse riding?

A: Hopefully, I’ll have a stable job to be able to support my hobby. I want to buy a another horse when I graduate from school because my horse I have right now is retired and just hangs out so I don’t really ride him or anything. So, hopefully in a few years, after I get my life figured out a little bit more and once I’m in one stable spot, I want to make sure I get a horse and can support him and everything.

 

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