If there is a horse whisperer in Bryan, Texas, it may just be Evelyn Beesaw. As a recent graduate of Bryan High School, Evelyn will be one of the newest members of the Texas A&M University Equestrian Team in the fall. She has been riding and showing horses for more than half her life, but her love for horses began when she was just a few months old.
“I’ve loved horses for as long as I can remember,” Evelyn said. “My neighbor let me ride horses around her property, and it escalated from there. Riding is a unique and cool sport because you manipulate the animal by being gentle and every ride is different.”
She has won numerous riding awards over the years. Most recently, she was named the World Champion on her sister Claire’s horse at the Youth World Appaloosa Horse Show, as well as Reserve World Champion on her own horse, Dealer.
Evelyn’s parents, Kristen and Kevin are both Bryan ISD employees and are very proud of their daughter’s drive to be the best.
“Evelyn is extremely organized and independent,” Kristen Beesaw said. “We are so proud of how she juggles so many activities and excels at them.”
In addition to showing horses, Evelyn was vice president of the Bryan High School Choir, very active with the a capella group Vocal Legacy, and a member of both the National Honor Society and 4-H Club. She graduated in the top two percent of her class with an International Baccalaureate diploma.
Evelyn plans to study biomedical sciences and become a doctor. Currently, she is looking forward to the next level of equestrian competition.
“Riding competitively at college will help me be more successful,” she said. “I’m excited to be a part of a team that has a reputation for excellence.”
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