23-24 TEAM ROSTER

  • Captain Julia Pollard
  • Class of 2024
  • Classics and Economics
  • Hometown Boston, MA
  • Horses are: MOTIVATION
  • I used to work at a zoo and helped recapture a red panda that escaped!
  • One day I hope to: Show at Congress
  • Level Two Horsemanship and Ranch

  • Treasurer Sofia O’Bryant
  • Class of 2024
  • Ancient Studies and Computer Science Double major
  • Hometown Miami, FL
  • Horses are: A reason to get out of bed on a cold Massachusetts morning
  • I spend my summers working on archaeological sites in Greece
  • One day I hope to: Show at a national event
  • Level Rookie B Horsemanship

  • Catherine Kazel
  • Class of 2024
  • Architecture & Environmental StudiesArchitecture & Environmental Studies
  • Madison, NJ
  • Horses are: The best teachers
  • I love to ski!
  • One day I hope to: Become a liscened architect and design my own barn
  • Level Beginner Horsemanship

  • Emmie Mirarchi
  • Class of 2024
  • Chemistry major, French minor
  • Hometown: Harvard, MA
  • Horses are: Worth their weight in gold
  • I’m planning to be a chemistry teacher!
  • One day I hope to: Ride horses in Ireland
  • Level Two Horsemanship and Ranch

  • Sunita Pearson-Siegel
  • Class of 2024
  • English, Chemistry
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Horses are: Good for the mind, soul, and body
  • I’m a lifeguard!
  • One day I hope to: Travel the world
  • Level Rookie B Horsemanship

  • Claire Williams
  • Class of 2024
  • Architecture/Theater
  • Hometown: Zionsville, IN
  • Horses are: A part of life
  • Logged over 10 days of playtime on worldofsolitaire.com
  • One day I hope to: Find my path in life
  • Level One Horsemanship

  • Bea Rodriguez
  • Class of 2024
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Hometown: Madrid, Spain
  • I used to be a professional magician
  • Level One Horsemanship

  • Juliette Gagnon Strong Heart
  • Class of 2024
  • Enviromental Studies and Spanish Double Major
  • Hometown: Lee, MA
  • Horses are: My favorite part about MHC
  • My first name is after my grandmother’s and my middle name is after my great grandmother’s.
  • One day I hope to: Re-open my great-grandfather’s ranch
  • Level Rookie B Horsemanship

  • Hayley Halloran
  • Class of 2024
  • Astronomy, Chemistry
  • Hometown: Rehoboth, DE
  • Horses are: The absolute light of my life.
  • I worked on the DAVINCI mission! I little piece of my work will be on Venus in 2028.
  • One day I hope to: Live and ride abroad.
  • Level Rookie B Horsemanship

  • Silvia Zeng
  • Class of 2024
  • Data Science & Economics
  • Hometown: Shenyang,China
  • Horses are: The best thing that happened to me at MHC, and will be important in the rest of my life.
  • Sailing certified
  • One day I hope to: Do polo and other horse related sports
  • Level Rookie B Horsemanship

  • Cate Bates
  • Class of 2025
  • Architecture
  • Hometown: Montclair, NJ
  • Horses are: So incredibly special. Throughout history you see humans and horses together, there’s just something so special about our connections with them.
  • I designed the cover for 2023 IHSA Nationals program!
  • One day I hope to: Ride a cutting horse with cows!
  • Level Rookie B Horsemanship

  • Emma Gundrum
  • Class of 2025
  • Biology and Psychology double major
  • Hometown: Mount Horeb, WI
  • My family lives on an apple orchard
  • One day I hope to: Ride a mechanical bull
  • Level Rookie B Horsemanship

  • Maddie Hurley
  • Class of 2025
  • Biology Major, Art History Minor
  • Hometown: Portland, ME
  • Horses are: One of my favorite parts about our sport!
  • I am scuba certified
  • One day I hope to: Go Skydiving with Sam, an alum of the Western Team!
  • Level Two Horsemanship and Ranch

  • Aubryn Kaine
  • Class of 2025
  • Neuroscience and Behavior, Philosophy Minor
  • Hometown: Iowa City, IA
  • Horses are: Beings that I’m going to spend the rest of my life befriending.
  • I am a Fourth Dan certified Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • One day I hope to: Watch or learn from an English Farrier while in England.
  • Level Beginner Horsemanship

  • Anna Narin
  • Class of 2025
  • Art Studio major, Chemistry minor
  • Hometown: Durham, NC
  • Horses are: Therapeutic
  • I am the third person in the past few generations of my family to do Western, along with my great grandmother and grandmother. I wear a lot of their accessories during shows, including my great grandmother’s buckle.
  • One day I hope to: Try riding in a different country
  • Level Beginner Horsemanship

  • Glenna Ricard
  • Class of 2025
  • Biology
  • Hometown: Windsor, VT
  • Horses are: cute beings
  • I am on the varsity field hockey team
  • One day I hope to: Become a board certified surgeon
  • Level Rookie B Horsemanship

  • Yanran Zhou
  • Class of 2025
  • Environmental Studies, French
  • Hometown: Beijing, China
  • Horses are: Incredible creatures
  • Studied abroad in France
  • One day I hope to: Try horse safari in Africa
  • Level Beginner Horsemanship

  • True Usiatynski
  • Class of 2025
  • International Relations Major, Biology minor
  • Hometown: Fayetteville, NY
  • Horses are: Amazing!
  • I’m an EMT and lifeguard!
  • One day I hope to: See the northern lights
  • Level One Horsemanship

  • Diksha Batra
  • Class of 2026
  • Biochemistry
  • Hometown: Plainsboro, NJ
  • I love to listen to music and I love blueberries.
  • Level Beginner Horsemanship

  • Wrangler Lili Evans
  • Class of 2026
  • Undeclared Biology Major Chemistry Minor
  • Hometown: Groton, MA
  • Horses are: The best.
  • I own three horses, one of which I show during the IHSA off season.
  • One day I hope to: Give therapeutic riding lessons.
  • Open Horsemanship and Reining

  • Sophie Glickman
  • Class of 2026
  • Anthropology and Politics double major
  • Hometown: Woodbury, CT
  • Horses are: The best part of my day
  • I’ve been out west to see the wild mustangs twice on horseback!
  • One day I hope to: Go to Congress
  • Level One Horsemanship

  • Clay Halpern
  • Class of 2026
  • Undeclared
  • Hometown: San Carlos, CA
  • Horses are: Delightful critters
  • I’m also on MHC’s crew team as a starboard rower
  • One day I hope to: Make the perfect batch of brownies
  • Level Rookie B Horsemanship

  • Mitsuki Ito
  • Class of 2026
  • Architecture and Computer Science
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • Horses are: A place of peace
  • I’ve worked at a stable/ranch for 3 summers
  • One day I hope to: take a solo trip to Europe
  • Level Beginner Horsemanship

  • Manager Kate Smith
  • Class of 2026
  • International Relations & History Double Major
  • Hometown: Wells, VT
  • Horses are: My best friends <3
  • I am nationally ranked in three iPhone games: Sudoku, Solitaire, and Whale Trail 😉
  • One day I hope to: Spend time on every Continent
  • Level Two Ranch and Open Horsemanship

  • Gabi Mello
  • Class of 2026
  • Enviromental Studies
  • Hometown: Taquara, Brazil
  • Horses are: Oversized puppies
  • I danced competitively for 7 years
  • One day I hope to: Get a Blue Ribbon
  • Level Beginner Horsemanship

  • Marah Susko
  • Class of 2026
  • Chemistry & Geology
  • Hometown: Greenville, SC
  • Horses are: Stress Relief
  • I completed computational drug design research my senior year of high school that is now being used in clinical trials. I am also the team’s tailor!
  • One day I hope to: Live on a boat and sail around the world
  • Level Beginner Horsemanship

  • Magdalena Wennberg
  • Class of 2026
  • Philosophy and Biology double major
  • Hometown: Delanson, NY
  • Horses are: So special!
  • My favorite animals are cows!
  • One day I hope to: Try mounted archery
  • Level Beginner Horsemanship

  • Christine Niu
  • Class of 2027
  • Undeclared
  • Hometown: East Windsor, NJ
  • Horses are: Incredible creatures I absolutely love
  • I took a gap year and studied & worked on a ranch in northwest PA!
  • One day I hope to: Visit PEI, home of Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Level Rookie A Horsemanship