Anna Pierce - Professional International Three-Day Event Rider
My story is like none other. No one in my family rode or owned horses, but I was destined to ride these incredible animals. When I was only two-years-old, I attended a neighbors birthday party and there were pony rides! I instantly gravitated towards the ponies and didn't leave their side. After that day I begged my parents to take me to ride the ponies everyday until I was 4 years old. We had finally found a barn that would accept me into their riding program! When I was 4 years old I knew I wanted to be a professional rider! I competed at my first show when I was 5 and have never stopped since!
I made the best decision of my career when I was 10 years old. That decision was to switch to the discipline of Three-Day Eventing! Eventing is a comprehensive discipline with the goal of finding the most all around horse and rider. To do that they created a format where you have 3 riding tests, a dressage test, show jumping test, and the best part - a cross country test!
Since switching to Eventing I have been fortunate enough to compete all over the country, ride in the junior olympics, work with many amazing trainers and horses, and reach the highest national level of Advanced. But my story doesn't stop there! I have lots of goals and plans for the future such as representing my country in the Olympics and World Equestrian Games, winning individual and team gold medals in those competitions, inspiring the future generations of equestrians to not only strive for greatness, but to also be outstanding horsemen and women, and to continue to change our sport for the better.
*2019, NTEA 2-year-old High Point Mare and Overall Reserve Champion
*2019, American Trakenher Association, 2-year-old Mare Eventing High Point
*2019, American Trakenher Association, Eventing High Point Stallion
*2019, Texas Rose, Intermediate, 2nd Place
*2019, USEA FEH Central Championships, 2-year-old, Filly Champion
*2019, Chattahoochee Hills, CCI3*-S, Top 15
*2019, Rocking Horse, Intermediate, 5th Place
*2018, Texas Rose, Intermediate, 3rd Place
*2018, Texas Rose, CCI2*-L, 6th Place
*2018, Area V Intermediate High Point Champion
*2018, Area V Preliminary Young Rider High Point, 3rd
*2017, Midsouth International, CCI2*-L, Top 10
*2016, NAJYRC, Area V CCI2*-L Team Member
*2016, NTEA Reserve Young Rider Champion