"Hey y'all!" My name is Courtney Hall and I am from the small town of Creighton, Missouri. I grew up on a beef cattle and row crop farm. My love for horses started at a very young age when my mother had a small scale breeding operation. I rode my first pony at age three and I was hooked. 

I graduated this past May with my Bachelor's Degree in agricultural communications from Missouri State University. I begin research for my Master's Degree this fall in agriculture as a graduate student/assistant. I spent the last four years riding for my university's IHSA equestrian team and ASHA ranch horse team. I have competed at the regional, semi-final, and national level in horsemanship and reining along with ranch pleasure, trail, and working cow horse. I loved every minute with my team and am beyond excited to start as their assistant coach this fall. 

I showed APHA all-around as a youth and continue to do so as as amateur today. I have also started showing AQHA all-around. Networking with professionals in the equine industry is very important to me, and because of this I have been a scribe, ring steward and paddock manager at many large scale shows. The more people you know and give a great impression to, the better. My goal for the future is to begin a career in the agricultural communications field hopefully for an equine related business/association. My passion is in the agricultural industry. I want to tell our story and promote the amazing farmers and ranchers we have in our world."