In The Arena with Senior Hunt Seat Rider Chelsea Anheuser

Sept. 25, 2009

Q: What toy couldn't you live without growing up?
A: "I couldn't live without my Grand Champion horse dolls. I had about 45 of them and loved them."

Q: Do you have a guilty pleasure?
A: "I love pizza and soda."

Q: What do you like to do when you are not riding?
A: "I love to listen to music, go on walks and do things outside. I also love hanging out friends and playing sports especially tennis. I'm not very good (at tennis), but it's something I enjoy."

Q: Who is your role model?
A: "My mother."

Q: Where has been your favorite place to visit?
A: "California was my favorite place because of all the scenery and different places we got to go to."

Q: If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: "Pizza."

Q: If you were in an election, what office would you hold?
A: "I would probably hold the treasurer's position."

Q: How do you prepare for a competition?
A: "There's always a lot of practice beforehand, but when it comes down to the day of the meet, I go through the patterns in my head to make sure I know what I'm doing. I mentally think about the horse that I've drawn and try to get myself in the zone. I always love to listen to my iPod."

Q: How do you think fans play a role in equestrian?
A: "Fans play a huge role. Equestrian is still a growing sport, but not a whole lot of people know about it. Having fans come out and getting word of mouth around is a great thing for the sport and a great thing for our team because we really do get pumped up by fans being there. The little kids love it so much, and it's just a joy to have people there that support our sport and have a love for horses like we do."

Q: If there were no horses, what animal should be used instead?
A: "Camels."



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