Calleen Kinney is an adult amateur competitor who comes from a long lineage of professional and amateur equestrians. Calleen’s parents both served in the Marines and, at an early age, fostered her appreciation for and interest in riding and competing. At only nine years old, she was introduced to her first horse; which spurred her lifelong passion for equestrianism. Calleen attended the University of Florida and earned her B.S. in Animal Science– specializing in Equine Science. Upon graduation, she continued her family’s military tradition and became a pilot in the Marine Corps (she has since earned the rank of Major). In addition to pursuing her riding and military career, Calleen is a proud wife and recent mother of an 11 month-old baby girl. Calleen and her family are currently stationed in Virginia; where she divides her time between her family, military career, and her 7 year-old Westphalian gelding, Sokrates (a.k.a. “Duke”). She has acquired her Bronze medal and currently rides and trains with her Aunt, Jackie Kinney, who runs and owns Horses in Harmony Dressage Farm in Maryland. Her next goal is to achieve her Silver medal by the time she retires from the Marine Corps.