Makenna Chandler | Lakota Young Professional

Makenna Chandler

Striving to achieve the best I can be.

Makenna Chandler, Barrel Racing
Hometown: Wittmann, AZ
Riding Style: Western
Specific Styles: Barrel Racing
Primary Horse’s Name: KCS Blonde Sonny aka Sonny


After learning to ride English until I was 14, I always had a passion for Western. Not owning a horse and not being financially set for one I picked up a summer job at 9 and saved up my money until June 11, 2016. My good friend was given a horse that the owner could no longer take care of and needed to find a home for him. Sonny was 15 years old and green broke, used just as a companion horse. I knew the day I met him that he would give me a challenge, but also allow me to find happiness in riding again.
After seven months of long nights and early mornings my 16.2 hand Quarter Horse gelding has accomplished more than I could have ever imagined. He has placed at least top 3 at every gymkhana we have gone to, won me 6 trophies, 2 medals, 4 ribbons, and counting. He is currently in second for his first entered buckle series and has truly made me proud to be an equestrian. I hope that you enjoy following Sonny and I’s journey to the top, proving that even the largest of challenges in life, are able to be overcome.

Follow me on social media!
Instagram: @lovingequine

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