316 Nicole Root
316 - Nicole Root
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Scarsdale, N.Y.
High School: Scarsdale
Position: Advanced Walk Trot Canter

2018-19: Finished sixth in advanced WTC at Geneseo Home show (Oct. 27) ... Took fourth in advanced WTC at Cazenovia (Feb. 23).

2015-16: Named to the SUNYAC All-Academic Team.

Prior to Geneseo: Graduated from Scarsdale High School … rode for the Twin Lakes Farm Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team for Lana Ciaramella … recipient of IEA Sportsmanship Award.

Personal: Nicole Brooke Root was born in New Hyde Park, N.Y. and raised in Scarsdale, N.Y. … parents are Julie and Gregory ... older sibling Lindsay … majoring in childhood/early childhood education ... lists her hobbies as running, drawing, painting, pottery and hiking … has volunteered with Flying Manes Therapeutic Riding, as well as the New Rochelle Humane Society … describes her favorite athletic moment as making the IEA team and hosting Regionals at her home stables … started riding because her best friend rode and introduced her to the sport … didn’t start showing until 15, despite only being able to practice twice a week … counts her instructor Kristina Anderson, who has been her coach for almost her entire equestrian career,  as having the most influence on her riding: “She has seen me at my absolute best and absolute worst, and she has helped me improve the most out of any other instructor I've ever had. Her love for the sport is contagious.”