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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

Allison is the Her Campus Correspondent at Stanford University, majoring in Communication (and maybe Art History!). She is working her way up the magazine ladder in New York City with an editorial internship at InStyle Magazine under her belt.  Originally from Windermere, FL, Allison spends her free time watching football, devouring sweets and online shopping. You can follow her on Twitter at @allisonotis and on Pinterest! 
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