Dalia has been riding horses most of her life, but started getting serious when she was about 12-years-old. She rode Arabians and Half-Arabians and competed throughout the national level until she was 18, and then she and her National Show Horse, Better Cheddar, opted for early show ring retirement to explore new avenues.They dabbled in Dressage while Dalia earned her college degree in English, and then discovered backcountry riding while she cultivated a career as a copywriter, working for companies like Ariat, Coldwater Creek, and the Idaho Statesman. They also picked up some new friends along the way, including a miniature donkey, two rescued Quarter Horses, a husband for Dalia and eventually their two children, both of whom love participating in all things equine. Tragically, Cheddar passed away at 28-years-old in 2012, after he and Dalia had been inseparable for 22 years, and his calm, kindly presence is missed daily. But Dalia and her family continue to enjoy their remaining horses (and donkey, of course), whether they’re riding, grooming, or just bonding over carrots. These days, Dalia is a freelance copywriter who’s always happy to take on new clients in between shoveling manure and chasing kids.