Meet Fan of the Month Hannah Riel

Hannah is an 18-year-old from St.Clairsville, Ohio. She attends The Linsly School and also spends time working at K.E.Y. Animal Hospital. She and her mare Andee make an unbeatable combination and we can’t wait to learn more about how they came together and what they are doing now!

Lots of love for mare Andee

What are the registered name and bloodlines of the horse in the photo?
Her registered name is HVF Smashed Candy. She is out of Moore Easily Smashed and Vandy Lynn Pie.

What is her barn name and how old is she?
Her barn name is Andee and she is 9 years old.

How did you come to own/ride your horse?
Myra Young, a good family friend whose daughters are a big reason for my success at barrel racing today, had heard about her being for sale and mentioned Andee to my mom as a step up horse from my first barrel horse Skipper.

What’s your horse’s personality like?
She is such a people horse. She is very loving and always seems like she wants you to be around but, like any other mare, she does have her “mare moments.”

What is your horse’s favorite treat?
Andee LOVES peppermints. She expects them after every race or workout. She knows she is going to get them and is always looking for them in my pockets!

Learn more about Hannah and Andee tomorrow in the second part of our interview!

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