Team Biographies

Morgan Colston

There isn’t a time that I can remember not loving horses. I started “riding” other people's horses when I was about two years old ,this consisting of me being sat on them and being led around when I got a bit older. I was lucky enough that my Omi and Opa, grandparents, owned 80 acres ,along with a couple horses, and were able to promote my love for riding. Also my mother was a humongous contributor teaching me to never give up, work as hard as I can, and has done her absolute best to support me in my riding career, from helping with the costs to assisting in the care of my horse as apparently I am too slow! (He is so cute, I don’t know why everyone tells me more tacking up less admiring Eclipse’s beauty) I didn’t start properly riding until I was around 7 and I began riding for physical therapy, but still I was only riding around 10 times per year if weather permitted. When I was 11 was the first time I was able to consistently ride and I was able to join pony club riding one of the lesson horses once a week. When I moved to Canada at age 12 was when the real obsession hit. I began riding competitively in both hunters and jumpers with my first two lease horses and in May of 2015 is when my obsession with dressage began. I gotten my current mount, at the time 7 year old liver chestnut andalusian gelding, that october and began the journey of attempting to gentle this slightly psychopathic, insanely neurotic (he’s ALMOST as bad as I am)  but incredibly sweet gelding and working towards where we are today. It's been a long journey but coming under Amberley’s training in the fall of 2017 has been the best decision we’ve ever made. Its thanks to all her hard work and dedication that we’ve had such a successful and educational 2018 show season (competing in 1st level dressage, completed our first ever freestyle, 2’6 jumpers, and 2’9 hunters) making humongous leaps every show. We plan to compete in multiple disciplines over the next few show seasons including dressage, hunters, hunter derbies, jumpers, and eventually eventing. I can’t wait to see what the next few years bring and see how we progress under Amberley’s excellent training.