NAME: Taylor Hagquist, 16
GRADE/SCHOOL: 11th grade, High School
SPOTLIGHT MOMENT: Taylor’s Spotlight Moment came in June when she won three world championships and three reserve world championship titles at the Pinto World Championships held in Tulsa, OK.
MORE ABOUT TAYLOR: Taylor has been riding horses and competing since she was 3-years-old. In June she competed in jumping and timed events on her Chincoteague Pony, VIP Sterling Silverette. Taylor’s competition circuit takes place in the summer. In November, she will compete in the Miss Teen Rodeo NY pageant in Glens Falls. When asked what she loves best about riding, she said the bond between horse and rider, and the trust that allows both to do amazing things.
Activities/Hobbies: In addition to riding, Taylor sings in the HS Women’s and Mixed Choruses, plays violin in the orchestra, is a member of Show Choir, Drama Club, and Action Ecology. She volunteers in the community at the Camp Sertoma horse program and at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.
Favorite Subject: Music
Least Favorite Subject: None, she likes them all.
What she wants to be when she grows up: Taylor plans to attend Ithaca College and study Music Education and Performance.