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Addison Donnell received a full ride to University of Tampa

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If you can dream it, you can do it

Addison Donnell enjoys riding her horses. She received a full ride to the University of Florida to be on an equestrain team.

Addison Donnell enjoys riding her horses. She received a full ride to the University of Florida to be on an equestrain team.

Addison Donnell enjoys riding her horses. She received a full ride to the University of Florida to be on an equestrain team.

Addison Donnell enjoys riding her horses. She received a full ride to the University of Florida to be on an equestrain team.

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Have you ever wanted something so bad that you would do anything to achieve it?

Addison Donnell has been working hard for years and years horseback riding and recently received a full-ride scholarship to University of Tampa to be on an equestrian team. An equestrian is a rider or performer on horseback.

She started having interest in horseback riding when she was 3 years old and has not stopped since then.
Donnell was inspired by her dad to start riding horses.

“My dad is actually behind all the madness, because he rode horses when he was little and introduced it to me when I was 3,” senior Addison Donnell said.

Her parents have been huge influences during her riding career and helped her through the hard times and the easy times.

“They are the reason that I keep going because horse showing/riding is definitely not the cheapest sport,” Donnell said. She rides at Dardenne Creek Stables.

Horses have had an impact on her life greatly and has made her want to become a veterinarian.

“Horses have influenced my future because I want to study to be a large animal veterinarian in college,” Donnell said.

She wants to pursue riding horses after high-school and even after college.

“I will for sure continue to ride horses for rest of my life because they have been a huge inspiration during my life and have always been my rock,” Donnell said.

She spends a lot of time and effort working and practicing with the horse in order to succeed. With her hard work, it has definitely paid off. She has been in multiple horse shows, and has won many titles.

“I have titles like Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion and multiple year awards as well,” Donnell said.

Donnell has worked hard for this her whole life and something great had came out of it.

If you push hard enough, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.