Ellie is a 5* rider with a passion for the sport of eventing. Growing up in central Ohio, she was raised on a horse farm and started out fox hunting with her mother on the weekends and participating in Pony Club meets with Hunter's Run Pony Club. In 2001, at the age of 10, she had never heard of the sport of eventing, but decided to go with her Pony Club and volunteer at an event called Rolex Kentucky 5*. She immediately decided that she wanted to ride there one day and there was no going back. Since then she has had an extensive career as an exciting up and coming rider, learning from some of the best in the sport, such as Karen and David O'Connor, Leslie Law, Clayton Fredericks, Capt. Mark Phillips and more. Some of her career highlights include multiple FEI and Championship wins, being named to the USEF Developing Rider List three times, and in 2016 completing Rolex Kentucky 5* and representing the USA in the Nations Cup Team Event at Boekelo in The Netherlands.