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Hunt Seat Candidate

Lainie Rubin

for 2023
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About

Hi, my name is Kathryn McLain Rubin but everyone calls me Lainie.
I’m currently a junior at Dreher High School in Columbia, South Carolina. I am an equestrian who has focused on the hunter/jumper/equitation rings  for about ten years.  I do my best to balance the demands of my challenging classes at school and the maintenance and training needs of my green horses. That work doesn’t leave much time for other activities, but I have enjoyed being a part of the National Honor Society at school and being a part of the South Carolina Hunter Jumper Association’s junior committee.
I have also been a member of the Tally Ho IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association) team for the past several years. I love getting the chance to ride different horses and I enjoy spending time with my friends and other equestrians. Riding can be a pretty individual sport, so being a part of a team and having the chance to feel more connected to the sport and to my equestrian community through IEA has been wonderful!

Although I love to compete, I am most proud of the behind-the-scenes work that I do that helps my horses get to the show ring. Long hours spent cleaning stalls and water buckets flow into even longer hours grooming and training at home. I also enjoy helping my Mom with our small family horse/pony business. In helping to train and then lease or sell our ponies and horses over the years, I’ve learned a lot about how challenging the equestrian industry (and owning a business) can be in addition to learning how to select, train, and market our animals. This small family business has allowed me to continue to afford to train and show and has also allowed me a very personal look into how a small business operates.

I am so grateful for the opportunities that I’ve been given to catch-ride for my trainers and other professionals on both the local and A circuits. These opportunities have led to working student and grooming positions that have really helped my overall horsemanship and given me an entirely new level of appreciation for all the hard-working trainers, grooms and farm staff who make having horses possible.
My goal for the last two years of my junior career is to qualify for and compete at various national equitation finals (including IEA Nationals) as well as junior hunter finals. Eventually, I want to become a veterinarian so I hope to join a college equestrian team that will enable me to continue to enhance my horsemanship skills while achieving my academic dreams!
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Accomplishments

2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
Qualified for 2022 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals
Participated in the Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session
Qualified for SCHJA Governor's Cup Finals
Placed 1st at IEA Regionals in the Open Flat division
Qualified and competed at IEA Zones in the Open Flat division
Champion for 2021 in the 15-17 equitation division for the North Carolina Hunter Jumper Association
2021 BRHJA Year End 15-17 Equitation Reserve Champion
Won Fourth Place in the Practicum Section of the 2021 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge; awarded Fourth Place OVERALL in the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge
Reserve Champion for 2021 in the 15-17 equitation division for the South Carolina Hunter Jumper Association
Third place overall for 2021 in the Palmetto Junior Medal Standings
Fourth place overall for 2021 SCHJA year end in the Children’s Hunters with Dejavu de Laume
Fifth place overall for 2021 SCHJA year end for the Green Hunter division with Havana
Sixth place in the Child/Adult Jumpers with Havana
Reserve Champion for 2021 in the 15-17 age group equitation division for the Camden Hunter Jumper Circuit year end awards
Third place winner for the 2021 Mary Ann Parmelee Excellence in Equitation Finals
Sixth Place Winner of the PSJ 2021 Junior Medal Finals
2021 Year End Third Place Winner for the PSJ 15-17 age group equitation division
Third Place Year-End Winner for the Children’s Hunter division
USHJA National Finalist - Horsemanship Quiz Challenge
Qualified for PSJ, SCHJA and BRHJA Junior Medal Finals
Zone 4 IEA Horsemanship Test Winner - 3rd Place
Zone 4 Regional High Point Award Winner - Over Fences
Qualified for IEA Regionals in the over fences and flat sections, and rode for the Tally Ho IEA team in both the over fences and flat team competitions
2020 12th Place overall winner nationally in the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge
2019-2020 Zone 4 IEA Horsemanship Test Winner-5th Place. Also qualified for Zone 4 Regionals in the over fences and flat sections
Qualified large green pony Dorian Grey for 2020 National Pony Finals in the regular pony division (although it was the pony’s green year)1
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2020 National Pony Finals was cancelled due to Covid, so Dorian Grey’s green year was reinstated.
2019 Large Pony Division Winner on Luck Dragon for the Camden Hunter Jumper Series
Third place overall at 2019 National Pony Finals in the large green model with my pony “Luck Dragon”; 20th overall at National Pony Finals (2019) with Luck Dragon; and 9th overall in the large green Owner/Rider category at 2019 National Pony Finals
Won first place in the 12-14 age group Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant at 2019 National Pony Finals
Second Place overall in the Mary Ann Parmelee Equitation Finals Challenge
Brought along a series of green ponies
2017 received the SCHJA Pine Hollow Trophy for Best Child Rider on a Pony Award
2017 Competed at IEA Nationals on the flat (individual final) in the middle school division as a 6th grader (Central Carolina Equestrian Team)
2017 USEF National Pony Finals - piloted my regular medium pony Makloud to a 36th place finish out of 168 ponies (31st place overall in the Regular Medium Ponies over Fences)
2017 SCHJA 6th place finish in the year-end Mary Ann Parmelee Pony Medal Final on catch ride “Greymeadows Can Do Katee”
2017 Third Place Year End Award for the BRHJA Association Medium Pony Hunter Division
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Academics

Class of 2023
Dreher High School
Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Year Classes
AP Research
AP Chemistry and AP Chemistry Lab (double blocked)
AP English Literature
AP Computer Science
US Government Honors
Economics Honors
Junior Year Classes
AP Biology and Bio Lab (double blocked)
AP United States History
AP Psychology
AP Calculus AB
AP English Language
Spanish 3
Body Conditioning
Sophomore Year Classes
AP European History
AP Seminar
Chemistry Honors
English 3 Honors
Pre-Calculus Honors
Spanish 2
Physical Education
Dance 2
Freshman Year Classes
AP Human Geography
Biology Honors
English 2
Algebra 2
Spanish 1
Dance 1
Guitar 1
Mythology
Health
GPA- 5.205
(as of sophomore year-school has not yet updated)
Unofficial Transcript
Extracurriculars
Dreher Ambassador (Senior Year)

IEA Team Tally Ho Equestrian (Senior Year) Open Varsity Rider

IEA Team Tally Ho Equestrian (Junior Year) Open Varsity Rider

IEA Team Tally Ho Equestrian (Sophomore Year) Varsity Intermediate

IEA Team Tally Ho (Freshman Year) Varsity Intermediate

South Carolina Hunter Jumper Association Junior Committee Member

Eleanor Doggette Chapter of the National Honor Society Inductee
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Horses

(As of November 2021)
  • Baldwin de la Jonquerelle
    aka “Baldwin”
    Baldwin is a 17.2 hand imported seven-year-old Selle Luxembourg Warmblood gelding. I have owned him for almost 2 years. I am training him to do the 3'6" equitation and he has already placed in the top six in three 3' medal finals with me.
  • Havana
    aka “Rosie”
    Rosie is a twelve-year-old 16.3h Westphalian (warmblood) mare. I have owned her for almost a year. She has worked hard this year to switch disciplines from jumpers to hunters and seems to really enjoy her new job. She is very sweet and easy to handle. Rosie is currently out on lease through the fall of 2022.
  • Space Cowboy
    aka “Cowboy”
    Cowboy is an nine-year-old imported Hanoverian gelding. I have owned him for less than a year now. He is an extremely cuddly and extroverted horse who is a barn favorite. He is currently showing in the 3'3 Junior Hunters and the 3'-3'6" equitation
  • Valentino
    aka “Tino”
    Tino is a twelve year old inspected and registered North American Sportpony who blossomed to about 15.3 hands so now we only call him a pony because it’s cute. He was sired by the famous German Riding Pony Stallion Makuba and is trained to drive in addition to having a great dressage and eventing foundation. As a foal, Tino inspected First Premium Premier and was the site inspection champion. He also won the 2009 Foal Futurity Midwest USA Champion award given by the North American Sportpony Registry as well as the United States Dressage Federation’s 2010 All-Breeds Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Champion Yearling colt or gelding award. We are going to let Tino tell us what he would like to do since we just acquired him. He may eventually be for sale or lease.
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Lainie Rubin Equitation Video 2022
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Lainie Rubin and Space Cowboy THIS Medal Blowing Rock Charity Show July 2022-score of 82
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Governor’s Cup Winning Round Aiken Charity Horse Show May 13, 2022
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Lainie Rubin and Space Cowboy 15-17 3’6” Equitation NCHJA show 7/1/22
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Lainie Rubin and Space Cowboy’s blue ribbon Governor’s Cup round-2022 Blowing Rock Charity Show
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Palmetto Derby 9-5-2021 First round (161 score two judges) BRHJA Labor Day Spectacular Show
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Partners

Equiluxe Marketing
Equiluxe Marketing is a full service design, development, marketing and PR agency created by equestrians for equestrians. Their team consists of talented specialists with years of experience and a track record of success. Equiluxe works with brands large and small, from creating brand identities for start up equestrian enterprises, to established equine brands, to international riders and trainers. Equiluxe doesn’t just take on clients, they see it as a partnership, one that begins with a deep commitment to the client's success and becoming an invaluable part of their team.
equiluxemarketing.com
giana terranova photography
Giana Terranova is a traveling equestrian photographer based out of many locations throughout the United States. She aims to represent the beauty and grace of our equine partners through portraiture, as well as capturing the bond between horse and rider. As an equestrian, she's always held horses in a very special part of her heart, combining her equine knowledge and the art of photography to create lasting imagery and memories.
gianaterranovaphotography.com
Horse Guard
Horse Guard is a family company focused on manufacturing the best horse supplements. Since 1978, founder, Del Johnson, has built Horse Guard on a foundation of nutritional science and the love of happy, healthy horses. Daughters, Ty Johnson and Dr. Kelsey Nonella are continuing the family tradition of producing the best horse supplements. They strive to spread knowledge about great nutrition to all horse owners, ultimately helping to achieve happy, healthy horses.
horseguard.com
purvida healthy horse
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SAS Equine Photography
Shawna Simmons-Whitty is an award-winning photographer capturing the equestrian lifestyle. She has shot riders like Georgina Bloomberg, Jennifer Gates, Scott Stewart, Lucy Davis, Tori Colvin, Sam & Libby Edelman, Maddie & Hunt Tosh. She was the 2020 WEF Prize List Cover Artist & has been published in Chronicle of the Horse, Sidelines Magazine, The Plaid Horse, Eq-Am Mag, Noelle Floyd, Modern Luxury & partnered with brands such as MARS Equestrian and Devoucoux.
sasequinephotography.com
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cowboy slayed today😻 thank you for the vid @phoebesequestrian! so ready for tmrw!!


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beyond happy with cowboy today!! first time at blowing rock for both of us and his very first time in the ring and he took the win in the gov cup out of 25! i’m so happy with how well he’s going <3 huge thank you @hunterdkay for all of the training and the whole team that helped us get ready, especially @jencarolaw and @joselaguilar80




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