The witty girl with an amazing smile, Ria Raju has been riding in 2011.
Like many VPF young riders, she began her show ring career at age five in Academy Equitation Walk-&-Trot Leadline. Ria earned many blue ribbons and a state championship aboard our beloved Mason’s Gigi. She’s since enjoyed success in the Academy Walk-&-Trot and Walk-Trot-Canter divisions with several wonderful horses, most recently paired to many wins with Good Night Sweet Dreams.
An outstanding student and wonderful person, Ria enjoys competing in dance and lacrosse as well as riding, but the horses have her heart. Always willing to lend a helping hand at the barn, she can be seen at nearly every VPF day camp, mentoring the younger children and passing on her love of all things equine.
Watch for Ria aboard Starlight Serenade this season, as she masters the art of riding in a show bridle and looks forward to entering the Open English Pleasure division later this year.