Passion: Equestrian, Eventing
Appreciate even the little things and don’t take anything for granted. – Sydney Shinn
Favorite quote: My wish for you is that life becomes all that you want it to – My Wish by Rascal Flats
Song: Intention by Justin Bieber
For those enamored with the bond between horse and human, it’s more than an avocation: It’s a calling. That is true for our own Sydney, who plans to major in business and minor in veterinary science. She sees herself riding and working at a barn five years from now. She really loves her current lifestyle of eventing, running, swimming and walking the countryside near where she lives and trains, and hopes to be able to continue this lifestyle.
Sydney would like to make a difference in the world by helping to make people happier. “I think when people are happier, they appreciate the little things more,” says Sydney. “Being able to appreciate the little things is important to me.”
“My favorite thing about USPA is how personal it is,” says Sydney. “And my biggest inspiration is my mom. She raised five kids alone. She has an amazing work ethic and is a very supportive person.”
“Congratulations on a great year at USPA! I am so impressed with your work effort toward my history class and your ability to get better and better as the course progressed. If you keep this work ethic with you throughout life, you will go far! Best of luck in your future plans!” – Amy Richard, USPA History Teacher