Desert Palms Equestrian Rider of The Month, Athena Pogue

Desert Palms Equestrian, owned by Michelle McVey, offers training, riding lessons, and boarding. For more information on Desert Palms and what they have to offer check them out here: Here is what Zona’s Rider of The Month had to say:

How long have you been riding? I have been riding since I was two.

What’s your horses’ name? Supernatural Charm…we call him Nemo at the barn.

Do you have a favorite horse to ride? My favorite to ride is Nemo.

How long have you been attending Desert Palms? I have been attending Desert Palms for almost a year.

Have you won any awards for riding?  I started riding when I was two and have won lots of ribbons as a jumper and I have won several ribbons since changing to saddleseat and joining Desert Palms.

How many hours a week do you practice? I spend lots of time at the barn riding Nemo, other horses and helping around the barn. Nemo and I take one-on-one lessons with, Michelle, twice a week.

Do you have any shows/competitions coming up?  Our next show is May 3rd & 4th at West World.

Do you have any superstitions or rituals you do before riding or starting a completion? No superstitions.  I always warm up on Nemo before going into the show ring and I like to have a little one-on-one time with him before we go into the ring.

Athena is a 7th Grader at Foothills Academy





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