Taylor Burns and Cordero Zaffiro
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About Taylor Burns:
I was born and raised in Warren County, New Jersey, with my two beautiful sisters. I am currently a student at Drew University in Madison, NJ but am transferring to the University of Kentucky for the first emester of 2014. I’ve been a huge fan of JMR since the beginning, and I feel so privileged to represent such a fantastic program! Noelle and everyone else working with Judge My Ride are remarkable people whom I now consider to be a part of my family. I’ve been riding since I was 7 years old. I remember begging and pleading with my parents to take lessons at a local barn. As my parents know practically nothing about the sport, they had no clue what they were getting themselves into. Since then, I’ve developed a passion for competition and working with these incredible animals. I currently ride and train at Ri-Arm Farm with Mark Leone, who is possibly the nicest man I have ever met. I am blessed with two beautiful horses, Jack and Charlie. Jack (True Confidence) is a 1998 OTTB; he took me from itty-bitty [2’3”] jumpers to level 3 [3’6”] and is without a doubt my best friend. Jack took care of me better than any human ever could. Unfortunately he is now retired due to EPM, but I still visit him whenever I can. Charlie (Cordero Zaffiro) came into my life in 2010 when he was 5 years old; he turns 8 on April 1st 2013. I am extremely impressed with his progress. I believe he is truly talented with a lot of success ahead of him. My goal is to qualify for Young Riders with him this year and I am confidant that he can help me get there. I typically go to most of the following competitions: Garden State, Old Salem, Lake Placid, HITS Saugerties, Vermont, Princeton, The Ridge, Sussex County Farm & Horse Show & the Hampton Classic. I may also visit HITS Culpeper and some additional random shows. If you want to know if I’ll be at any competition in particular, just ask! I am blessed to have many close friends and contacts in the equestrian sport and plan to share this with all of you! I also became an official JustWorld ambassador in February of 2013, which, along with representing Judge My Ride, is tremendously exciting! If anyone wants to ask me questions or contact me regarding getting involved with Just World International, please feel free to reach out to me.