Melanie was born in England and moved to Florida when she was four years old. She began taking pony lessons when she was six and fell in love with Dressage. She now is fifteen years old and has an eight year old mare named Fascinata. Together they show third level and hope to start showing the Juniors tests this season. She attends Holy Trinity High School in Melbourne and plays beach volleyball in addition to riding. Her hopes are to start more Junior Young Rider activities and help with the view point of Junior Young Riders in the community. She hopes to give back to her sport of Dressage and learn more about the local equestrian community.