Please take a moment to welcome the newest addition to our team at Velvet Rider, Madelyn Bricken! She is a 21 year-old Dressage rider, currently residing in San Antonio, Texas. Growing up riding in the Hunter/Jumper Divisions on the East Coast circuit, Madelyn made the switch to Dressage in 2005. Ever since then, the discipline has become her passion. With many rated competitions, USDF/GAIG Region 9 Championship competitions, multiple High Point Champion/Reserve Champion awards, and a United States Dressage Federation Bronze Medal added to her resume, Madelyn is currently schooling the upper levels of Dressage with her 13 year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, Ulfilia DG, fondly known as “Leah.” You can learn more about Madelyn by visiting her bio here. We are thrilled to have her as a guest blogger and ambassador for Velvet Rider!