Blue Ridge is a fictional town located deep in the heart of Kentucky. It is home to one of the most well known equestrian academies in the United States. Students and staff from all over the world join the academy for what it has to offer. Do you have what it takes to join us and learn from the Academy?
Post by Amaya Mae Byron on Jan 6, 2018 21:48:34 GMT -8
SAWYER GRACE LANSKY
Sawyer was born in California, to Eric and Jennifer Lansky. She has two older brothers, Ryder and Kaiden. She has lived in California for most of her life, up until this move to Blue Ridge Riding Stable. Her parents have always owned horses, for as long as she can remember. They were putting her on the back of them since she was about a year or two old. By the time she was six, she was riding ponies on her own and showing them in 4H competitions. At the age of 8, she picked up a love for dressage. It felt like more of her style of riding. Everything seemed so elegant. All of the smooth movements, as if the horses and the rider were dancing together. Her parents bought her a 8 year old Hosteiner, Ransom, when she was 10. They became best friends almost instantly. They competed in competitions in the surrounding areas of her town. They weren't top of the competitions, but they had fun either way. At the age of 14, her best friend, Alaina, committed suicide. Alaina had a troubled home, and there just wasn't enough support for her. Sawyer took this hard. She became very depressed and kept to herself. She stopped riding. Stopped going to the barn to see Ransom. Stopped studying. Her grades fell. Her horse became restless. About two weeks later, almost as if her mood turned around, she became hyper. Reckless, impulsive. She still wasn't riding, but she was going out to parties. Ignoring the rules her parents set. She bought things she didn't need or have the money for. Boys became a problem for her. Always dating the bad boys. Her parents were concerned about her. They didn't know how to handle her. They spoke to her doctor, and her doctor recommended she see a psychiatrist. Sawyer agreed, though reluctantly. Her first appointment, the psychiatrist diagnosed her with Bipolar Disorder II. She wasn't hallucinating or hearing things. She was what they used to call "manic depressive." It took about half a year to find the right medications to treat her, so she was as back to normal as she could be. She hated the idea of having to take meds for the rest of her life, but she understood it would help her. She tried to stay in her school for the next two years, but the other students had found out she had Bipolar Disorder II, and considered her "crazy". Despite the fact that she wasn't. At the age of 16, her and her parents agreed it would be the best if she transferred to Blue Ridge, where nobody knew her.
Amaya was born and raised in upstate New York - not the city. Her parents were very wealthy, so she grew up wanting for nothing. A bit spoiled, but they did make her work. When she wanted a horse at the age of 6, she got what she wanted. But they mostly made her work for it. To the best of her ability, she would clean out the stalls, feed the horse and water it daily. It helped her gain a respect for the work it took to take care of the horse. Honestly, she didn't mind. She loved having her horse. Especially once they started showing together. This is about when Amaya developed her competitiveness. She would show as much as she could. She rode western, so rodeos were her life. Barrel racing, pole bending, you name it. She loved every minute of it. Once Amaya was in high school, her parents bought her another horse, more suited for her western riding style. They began competing, too, but it took a bit to get to know each other. Amaya started dating at the age of 14, about the same time she started high school. She went through boys like they were pairs of shoes. Until she met the one she fell in lust with. At the age of 15, she lost her virginity. He broke up with her a couple weeks later. She stuck it through, though. She didn't let it effect her, other than being annoyed with the guy. She cut her losses, and continued on with her schooling and riding. Her parents recognized she needed to focus more on horseback riding, so they decided to send her to BRRA.
Bradley Ryman Palmer was born to Adalee Ryman and Derrick Palmer. When he was three, his parents decided to get married, as they were pregnant again with his younger sister, Melody. She was born six months after their marriage. Bradley had turned 4 by the time she was born. At the age of 8, Bradley started going over to a friend's house that had horses. They got him interested in riding, which began a life long love. He begged and begged his parents for a horse. Adalee was reluctant, as she didn't want her son getting her. He was a momma's boy, after all. Bradley continued to ride horses at his friend's house, going over there more frequently as time passed. His friend's parents allowed him, with permission from his parents, to start showing one of their horses in jumping and eventing. After Adalee watched a few competitions, she finally gave in to allowing him to have a horse. When he was 10, Adalee and Derrick surprised him with his very own Thoroughbred. At the age of 15, he began to date. He found a girl, Tessa, who he fell deeply in lust with. They went everywhere together. She followed him to the barn, any party he went to, his parent's house...She was like a lost puppy dog. When he was 16, she confessed that she had stopped taking her birth control pills. She was pregnant. He had a complete meltdown. He couldn't have a kid. That was too much responsibility for a 16 year old, with a future. She agreed to get an abortion, realizing what she had done wouldn't work. He had threatened to leave her if she went through with the pregnancy. He left her anyway, due to her craziness, after the abortion was completed. His parents suggested that maybe a new school would be best for him, instead of Tessa being around all the time. It would be better than having her halfway stalk him. He agreed, and they ultimately chose Blue Ridge Riding Academy for him to attend.
Reagan Amalia Hart was born to Walker and Theresa Hart on a warm August morning. They had a happy family then. Walker owned a riding stable, and helped teach students how to ride. Theresa usually helped out. Reagan started school when she was 5 years old, and continued on from there. She began riding seriously around the same time. Her father helped teach her the proper way to ride and take care of the horses. The two of them bonded greatly over the animals. When Reagen was 9, her mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer. The kind that is fairly fatal. At the age of 43, when Reagen was 12, Theresa passed away. This is when Walker started to drink. At first, it was only after his work days. He would get drunk and pass out. But gradually, it grew to where it became a problem for him to run his business. Reagan took over taking care of the horses, but she couldn't keep up with school and run the stable for him. He did his best to keep up with it, especially with the help of the few employees he had. They knew he was down and depressed due to the loss of his wife, but they didn't know how bad it was. When Reagan was 17, she convinced him to allow her to sell the stable and a few of the horses, though she kept a few of the horses. She took up a job, and headed off to a community college for her to become an equine instructor. She combined two different degrees to help her achieve the job she ultimately wanted. When she was 20, she began a job as a teaching assistant to an equine reproduction teacher. Reagan worked with her for 2 years, before earning herself a position as a full time equine reproduction teacher herself at another riding academy, and after 3 years, began to manage the barn. She's now 27, and looking for a new place, away from her father, to create a career with.