Meet: Rebecca Reyes

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Rider Profile: Rebecca Reyes

If you’re a fan of watching the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships, the name Rebecca Reyes should ring a bell. The 16yr old Saratoga, CA native has participated in a handful of derbies and just recently finished 3rd in the 2013 championships’ Consolation round aboard her chestnut gelding, Dinner For Two (pictured above). Currently a junior in high school, Reyes rides out of Charlebois Farm under the instruction of trainers John Charlebois, Bert Mutch and Haley Perkins and has trained with them since she first started riding at the age of 9. Her love for competing in both the hunter and jumper rings is more than apparent when looking at her lengthy show records, but don’t assume success has come easy – her favorite quote (below) paints a pretty clear picture of what she’s all about.

Rider: Rebecca Reyes
Age: 16
Years Riding: 7
Status: Junior
Division: Low Junior Jumpers

Large Junior Hunters

Performance Hunters

USEF Standing: 48th Leading Hunter Owner
Recent Accomplishments: 3rd – USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships (Consolation Round)
Trainer: John Charlebois

Bert Mutch

Haley Perkins

Barn: Charlebois Farm
Favorite Horse Movie: Man From Snowy River
Favorite Quote: “You get out of riding what you put into it”
Lives In: California, USA
Horse: Dinner For Two
Barn Name: Dino
Purchased: Feb 2011
Height: 16.2h
Color: Chestnut
Sex: Gelding
Age: 13
Breed: Hanoverian
Money Won: $9,411
USHJA Standings: 5th – Large Junior Hunter 15&U

5th – Hi Perf Working Hunter

29th – Perf Working Hunter 3’6”

USEF Standings: 31st – Large Junior Hunter 15&U

17th – Hi Perf Working Hunter

133rd – Perf Working Hunter 3’6”

Awards: 2012 Lrg Junior Hunter 15&U (Zone10)
Sire: Unknown
Dam: Unknown
Breeder: n/a

Watch Rebecca & Dinner For Two’s Consolation round, click here.

Horse: Casan
Barn Name: Casan
Purchased: March 2012
Height: 16.2h
Color: Chestnut
Sex: Gelding
Age: 10
Breed: Dutch Warmblood
Money Won: $7,021
USHJA Standings: 2nd – Low Junior Jumper

21st – Junior Jumper

USEF Standings: 110th – Low Junior Jumper

230th – Junior Jumper

Sire: Unknown
Dam: Unknown
Breeder: n/a
Horse: Aberdeen
Barn Name: Aberdeen
Purchased: Dec 2007
Height: 15.3h
Color: Bay
Sex: Gelding
Age:  10
Breed: Dutch Warmblood
Money Won: $4,775
USHJA Standings: 143rd – High Child Jumper (2012)
USEF Standings: n/a
Sire: Feliciano 823
Dam: Star Fly 21037
Breeder: n/a


Watch Rebecca & Dinner For Two ride the International Derby Classic course below…


The personal content and photo in this article has been provided by Rebecca Reyes.

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