My name is Alexis Martinson. I’m 21 years old and I grew up just outside of Eckville, Alberta. I lived on a farm with over 200 head of cattle, 10 horses, as well as goats and dogs. My parents, my two younger brothers, and I moved to Grande Prairie in July 2013, when I was 16 years old. I got a job at the race track where I worked four consecutive summers until I found myself a great position at Reed Energy Group, an oilfield construction company, where I have now been for over a year. I have been around horses my entire life, I could basically ride before I could walk. My mom entered me into an open breed horse show when I was just five years old and that’s what I did off and on as I grew up. I also participated in 4-H, barrel racing, reining, the Canadian Cowboy Challenge, and giving riding lessons with my mom. I currently have five horses including four registered Quarter Horses and one paint gelding. I am currently a member of the Hoofbeats for Hope Equine Team, who I look forward to performing with at the this year’s Grande Prairie Stompede.