Youth Spotlight – Jody Benko

In Youth Spotlight by admin

Name
Jody Benko

Age
16

School
St. Max

Grade
11

Horse’s name
Tuff N Rulli (Itchy)

Coach’s name
Kelly Solowka

Favourite class(es)
Showmanship, Western Pleasure

What classes do you currently show in?
Showmanship, Halter, Trail, Pleasure, Horsemanship, HUS, Equatation

How long have you been involved in Quarter Horses?
5 years

What is your biggest achievement?
Getting champion in my first year of showing

Why do you love your horse?
He has taught me how to become a better rider and person, I’ve learnt how to be more confident in not only riding but with everything I do. He is always there for me when I’m sad or happy and ready to hear about anything that is on my mind. He is my best friend.

Why do you like to show?
I like to show because it is something I can work towards and I always have so much fun.

What activities are you involved in outside of horses?
Swimming and art

Favourite Song or Artist
Depends on the day

Favourite Movie or Genre
Comedies

Favourite Mobile App
Instagram and Snapchat