My name is Sheridan Baringer and my horse’s name is Invita Duke. My trainer is Paige Stroud in Monroe, WA. I started with Paige when I was 5 and did my first lead line class on Duke at the NW Emerald in 2012. Duke and I have competed the last 2 years together and I look forward to many more!
I got started in riding because of my Great Grandma, Grandma, Mom, and Aunt all rode and loved horses. My Grandma Kay thought I would never ride a horse after Duke stepped on my foot when I was 2 years old and ended up in the emergency room. It wasn’t Duke’s fault; my brother didn’t know what the sound of a whip would do to a horse!
I recently started working with Dean McCann doing working cow horse. I feel lucky to get the chance to ride the “Flossinator”/Flossy.
My favorite classes are Showmanship, Horsemanship and English Equitation. I like to compete in these classes because Duke does patterns well and I love the challenge. Someday I hope to get the chance to participate in a working cow horse competition too.
Outside of horses I like to play basketball, travel, visit my family in Montana, and spend time with friends. My favorite subject in school is social studies.
My Aunt, Kelly Lake, and Graysen Stroud are both of my idols. I’ve learned so much from both of them and hope I can follow in their footsteps. My goals this show season are #1: To compete at the 13 and Under level and #2: Hit my diagonal without looking!