Ellie grew up at Redtail Ridge and learned to ride at an early age. She started out as a hunter/jumper rider, did IEA competitions when in middle and high school, foxhunted, and has been a passionate three-day eventer since joining Pony Club when she was 10. She has competed to the CIC*** level and was on medaling teams at NAJYRC in 2008 and 2009. She was also the top young rider at Fair Hill CCI** in 2008 aboard her horse, Woodstock II. In 2009 and 2011, she was named to the USEF Developing Rider Teams. Ellie is currently training and competing in Ocala, Florida with several young horses, and recently placed third and fourth in her first Advanced competitions with her three-star mount, RF Eloquence.