Thank you for giving me courage and laughs every day!

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Arendelle "Nemo" ; 13 year old Oldenburg gelding

Olivia's riding career began when she started going to horse camps when she was 11 years old. She quickly fell in love, and by 12 she was riding more frequently and taking lessons. For a number of years, she leased different horses, and finally found Nemo when she was 16.


Olivia and Nemo board at Cloverfield Farm in Colchester, Vermont. They train with Tara Valade in the hunter jumpers.

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"I hope to have Nemo for as long as time will allow. I couldn’t see my life without him!"


Olivia and Nemo are working hard together in hopes of having an eventful competition season in 2022. Olivia hopes to compete in the hunters and equitation, and maybe even have Nemo show her around the jumper ring!

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Horses allow me to be myself because they’re always there to listen. Nemo especially let’s me be myself because he reflects whatever mood I’m in.

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I had so much fun working with this super sweet pair out in Colchester. Nemo is a total goofball, and anyone could tell that Olivia just adores him! It was extra fun that we both have horses named Nemo.


The Burlington, Vermont area is always extra special for me. I went to University of Vermont and have so many amazing memories with horses here. I can't wait for more travel dates in Vermont come Spring!