My name is Julia Mruz. I live in rural Gibbon, Nebraska & am originally form Honey Creek, IA. I have been riding my entire life; as soon as I was old enough I was doing Competitive Trail with my mom & did that for 13 years - once I went off to college I rode mostly for pleasure, now I'm looking to get back into Competitive Trail & do some Trail Challenges & continue dabbling in a little showing.
I don't ride as much as I use to when I was competing Spring- Fall but am always looking for a challenge & something to help push to set goals for myself, my horsemanship, my horse, & my training; I think this derby could be just the thing!
My main man/mount is my old man; Festus - a 20 year old (in 2013) Grullo Quarter horse that I have had now for 16 years. He is my "once in a life time horse" and even with his quirks I still can't imagine ever having to replace him. My second mount is my mare Libby; a 12 year old (in 2013) Chestnut 1/2 Welsh, 1/4 Thoroughbred, 1/4 Trakanter that we had breed for us as the "ultimate trail horse" by a close friend. We couldn't be happier with our cocktail of a horse. She is a blast to ride and is a go go go girl with a 5-mph walk that's to die for.
So excited to get out, get riding, and meet new horse fanatics like myself!