Lucy Davis '15

It's the little things that make Stanford what it is, oh like finding out that girl down the hall has published a book, co-founded the next-big startup or competed in the London Olympics.  And that's where Lucy Davis comes in!  After casually mentioning in class she'd be absent for the Olympic trials, I knew Her Campus had to sit down to find out more and voila!

When did you first start riding horses, and how did you get into it?
I grew up around horses and have been on horseback since i could walk but i formally started taking lessons around age 5.

What's your favorite part about riding?
My favorite part about riding is the thrill of competition. I think it is so much more powerful because when you step into the arena to compete, you are sharing the pressure and excitement with an amazing beast. It is also a crazy feeling to be catapulted into the air over a fence! 

How do you manage your time?
I have been competing since I was very young and have had to miss a lot of school so I haven't really known any other way. I am the kind of person that is only efficient if I have lots to do. Otherwise I just sit around watching movies all day procrastinating! 

If you weren't riding horses, what would you be doing?
If I didn't ride I would probably try and be a ski racer. I love skiing and am a bit of an adrenaline junkie so I would have to do something extreme like that.

Greatest professional accomplishment? 
Long listed (alternate position) for the 2012 London Olympics, 1st Place 2011 $200k Lamborghini Grand Prix, 1st Place 2011 $50k Thermal World Cup Qualifier, 2010 Team Gold and 2009 Individual Silver at the North American Young Rider Championships, and 2009 Gold Medal at the European Young Masters League Championships