2021-2022 TEAM ROSTER

HANNAH BROWN

Class of 2022

Major is Computer Science/Minor is Biology

Other teams: One of very few riders on all three riding teams (Hunt Seat and Dressage)

From Portland, Oregon

Fun fact: I tried team penning in high school and we won our district

IHSA Division: Open Horsemanship

SARAH HEARN

Class of 2022

Major is Psychology/Minor is Chemistry

Other Teams: Captain of Hunt Seat & Cacchione Cup Rider

From Tallahassee, Florida

Fun Fact: I still have one screw in my right ring finger (2 surgeries later) from the time I fell off a medium pony and refused to let go of the reins. PSA: If you fall off, let go!

IHSA Division: Open Horsemanship & Level II Ranch

SHI TANG

Class of 2022

Major is Neuroscience

Other team: Sabariego Lab

From Beijing, China 

Fun Fact: I’m obsessed with cow print.

IHSA Division: Rookie B Horsemanship

SIERRA DUNN

Class of 2022

Majors are Mathematics & Physics

Other Teams: Manager of Hunt Seat

From Northampton, Massachusetts

Fun Fact: I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail next year, from Georgia to Maine.

IHSA Division: Open Horsemanship & Level II Ranch

ANGELA CHEN

Class of 2022

Major is East Asian Studies

From Chongqing, China

Fun Fact: Whatever color I dye my hair, eventually it will be green.

IHSA Division: Level I Horsemanship

ANYA BENSON

Class of 2022

Major is Chemistry

From Amherst, Massachusetts

Fun Fact: This past fall I got to canter ponies through the snow and hills of the Pentlands in Edinburgh, Scotland.

IHSA Division: Rookie B Horsemanship

SOFIA O’BRYANT

Class of 2024

Majors are Computer Science & Ancient Studies

From Ukraine

Fun Fact: I’m learning Ancient Greek.

IHSA Division: Beginner Horsemanship

JULIA POLLARD

Class of 2024

Majors are Classics & Economics 

Other Teams: Dressage

From Boston, Massachusetts

Fun Fact: I used to work at a zoo.

IHSA Division: Level I Horsemanship

EMMALYN MIRARCHI

Class of 2024

Major is Chemistry

Other teams: Hunt Seat

From Harvard, Massachusetts

Fun fact: I love watching true crime documentaries and listening to true crime podcasts!

IHSA Division: Level II Horsemanship

AMANDA XU

Class of 2024

Major is Psychology/Minor is Economics

Other Teams: Hunt Seat, Psychology Association, Chinese Cultural Association

From Shenzhen, China

Fun Fact: I’ve trained in swimming for eight years.

IHSA Division: Beginner Horsemanship

JULIETTE GAGNON STRONG HEART

Class of 2024

Majors are Environmental Studies & Spanish

Other teams: The Zowie-Banteah Cultural Center Program Assistant & Building Manager

From Lee, Massachusetts

Fun fact: I’m an artist.

IHSA Division: Rookie B Horsemanship

BLAIR YUK

Class of 2024

Major is Biological Science

Other teams: Hunt Seat 

From Northvale, New Jersey

Fun Fact: I did martial arts for five years.

IHSA Division: Beginner Horsemanship

TRUE USIATYNSKI

Class of 2025

Major is Undeclared

Other teams: Dressage & Hunt Seat

From Fayetteville, New York

Fun Fact: I am an EMT.

IHSA Division: Rookie B Horsemanship

MADDIE HURLEY

Class of 2025

Major is Biology/Minor is Studio Art

Other Teams: Dressage & Hunt Seat

From Portland, Maine

Fun Fact: I love to paint, specifically portraits of my favorite horses! 

IHSA Division: Level I Horsemanship

ANNA NARIN

Class of 2025

Major is Studio Art

From Durham, North Carolina

Fun Fact: I have five pets (two dogs, two cats, and a bearded dragon).

IHSA Division: Beginner Horsemanship

YANRAN ZHOU

Class of 2025

Major is Undeclared

From Beijing, China

Fun Fact: I like strawberries and chocolate, but not chocolate-covered strawberries.

IHSA Division: Beginner Horsemanship

EMMA GUNDRUM

Class of 2025

Major is Undeclared

Other teams: Dressage

From Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Fun Fact: My family raises silkie chickens whose tiny (but delicious!) eggs complicate recipes.

IHSA Division: Rookie B Horsemanship

OCEANA DI

Class of 2025

Major is Undeclared

Other team: Klezmer Ensemble

From Zhejiang, China

Fun fact: I’m a musical fan who cannot sing at all.

IHSA Division: Beginner Horsemanship

KE DING

Class of 2023

Major is Economics

From China

Fun Fact:  I can listen to one music and sing a different song at the same time.

IHSA Division: Beginner Horsemanship