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About

Stirrin' Dust

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Bio


About

Stirrin' Dust

 

We are a family; there is no other way to put it. We laugh together, we cry together, we play together, and most of all we ride together.

Stirrin' Dust was founded in the summer of 2005 by sisters, Alicia Davenport and Lana Affonso as an exhibition team. We had no idea what we were doing and a lot of people doubted us but here we are over 10 years later proving them wrong, still growing, still learning, and having a great time doing it.

Over the years we’ve seen many riders come and go, but they too will forever be part of the SD family. Out of the ones who have stuck around (some coming back after a hiatus) we have formed an amazing group of core riders who will continue to grow together.

“If you’re not having fun you’re doing it wrong” is probably our biggest motto. We take our sport very seriously but understand that no matter how spectacular the blunder (it happens) or how many points are on the line we try to enjoy ourselves and our sport. Otherwise why in the world would we spend our hard earned money and countless hours putting it all together?

SHINANIGANS!!! You will hear that shouted from the roof tops and whispered under our breath as we run around doing all sorts of fun things at competitions. Be it “Dusting” other barns with glitter and signs of encouragement, hiding rubber duck ponies around the grounds for epic scavenger hunts, hanging mannequins from light poles, dancing in the streets, or making sure the “water fairy” is full so other teams stay hydrated. You never know what this team will be up to but you know whatever it is its going to be fun. That’s why we have been have won the sportsmanship award from 2012 – 2015. This award is voted on by all the teams in the league to honor the team that showed the most dedication to sportsmanship and support to their fellow riders and teams, and means the world to us – we will keep winning.

Our coaching team is made up of three amazing people. 

·       Alicia Davenport – the Leader, the Visionary. Our drills are her brain child, some of the things she gets us to shouldn’t be possible but somehow they are and we pull it off. She will always drive us to be our best.  

·       Lana Affonso – The Glue, the Sparkle. She puts all the final touches together. What makes us look and feel finished. From the Tips of our flag poles to the boots on our horses, She can make just about any idea a reality.

·       Bonnie Vaders – The young blood. As a 15 year drill veteran, she joined the coaching ranks in 2017. Her experience in the dirt brings a fresh, riders perspective in a way we've never had before. She sees the program with riders eyes. 

All three of our coaches will tell you they are nothing without their team and will be forever grateful for their friendship and support. None of this would be possible without the dedication of our riders, coaches and our amazing ground crew.

 
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We are all we have,


Together We Ride As One

We are all we have,


Together We Ride As One

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We are all we need!


Our Big SD Family

 

We are all we need!


Our Big SD Family

 

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