Pay It Forward

Photo courtesy of Valerie Sebastyen

“Raymond” was always meant to do great things, or at least jump over them! After finding a forever home at Valentine Ranch, he quickly became a barn favorite… but one girl in particular liked him just a little bit more than the rest. Hannah fell in love with Raymond after riding him in a lesson, so she was overjoyed when her parents surprised her on Christmas and told her she was going to lease him.


Since beginning their partnership in late 2011, Hannah and Raymond have successfully competed at a variety of shows, regularly coming home with “Champion” titles and blue ribbons. But this pair isn’t just strictly business: They both enjoy long walks at sunset, and Hannah even made a carrot-apple-oats cake for Raymond’s birthday.