Cassandra Steptoe is from Kingsport, Tennessee and began horse riding lessons at the age of 12. She has ridden mostly hunter/jumper but started out saddle seat, has tried eventing, rode on an IEA team and loves riding and learning from what each horse has to offer. Currently riding on the hunt seat team at the Novice level, Cassandra appreciates IHSA because of the quality and diversity of horses one gets to work with. She has a passion for horses, writing, animals, art, reading and playing music. Cassandra is a journalism major with a minor in music and is also part of the Liberty University Symphony Orchestra. She hopes to be an equine journalist, when she graduates. Fun Fact: Cassandra owns six goats, two dogs and 20 chickens, who reside on her family’s farm in TN.