Roxanne Strahan
Roxanne is doing great in her second year in college. A member of the University of Nevada, Reno Equestrian team she maintains a full class schedule for a Biology major (maybe Chemistry next year) in addition to volunteering for 4H, working part time at Sierra Feed and Saddlery, teaching privately and at RTEC part-time. Roxanne won the Region III Arabian Youth Scholarship among others.

Roxanne on DG (2nd from right) in UNR Homecoming Parade



Roxanne Strahan is a sixteen year old starting college in August 2009 and like all the Strahan children, born not with a silver spoon but a bit in her mouth! To be an FEI Level Dressage rider at such a young age is a credit to her ponies and horses, especially Mister A, and to her Trainer/Mother, Suzan Strahan, who’s favorite quip is that Roxanne started riding in-utero. But most of the due goes to Roxanne herself, her overwhelming love of her animals and her fierce determination to be the best she can.

In the 2005 show ring, Roxanne and Mister A worked their way through Third and Fourth Levels of Dressage, culminating with the San Diego Chapter of the California Dressage Society Junior Championships in both levels, and CDS Junior Champion at Fourth Level for the southern region of the state. She also was selected to participate in clinics with such renowned riders as Paul Belasik and Debbie McDonald.


Things were even more exciting for the 2006 show year, Roxanne and Mister A were very successful at Prix St. Georges and rode their first (of many more to come) Musical Freestyle. She earned both her Bronze and Silver (Third youngest rider EVER) USDF Rider Medals and also became the youngest rider to ever earn a USDF Silver Freestyle Bar. They finished the year as USDF All Breed, American Hanoverian Society National Champions at Jr/YR, Prix St. Georges.


Roxanne has also proven herself to be an excellent riding instructor, especially with young children. She is also a very patient and competent horse trainer. Roxanne has worked very hard for her success, often riding two or three horses after school and six or more a day during the summer.


Used in many publications, this photo is Roxanne with her hero, Debbie McDonald. The team of Roxanne and Mister A was featured in Dressage Today, Chronicle of the Horse, Equestrian and The American Hanoverian magazine in 2005