Mackenzie Biediger is a Junior studying social studies education. Mackenzie, or Mack, is from Wolverine Lake, MI where she was a part of the equestrian team. Now, Mack leads the GVSU Stock Team as a captain and focuses heavily on the inclusion of all teammates. Fellow teammate and co-captain Gabi Smith says "Mack is very on top of things as her first year as captain. Even though we cannot compete, she has kept the team very engaged in weekly zoom meetings and has encouraged participation in fundraising and club sport events. This year has been tough and Mack has been a great leader!"
What will you miss most about the GVSU Stock Team Equestrian Club?
"How friendly and welcoming everyone is and how many friends I've made over the past three and going to be four years and how exciting and new all of our competitions always are".
Do you have a pre-competition routine?
"My pre-competition routine is something I have two pairs of lucky socks that I wear and a lucky necklace and I always hum a little song to myself while I'm competing to make sure I'm in the right headspace".
What is the best part about competing?
"You always get a different experience and nothing's ever the same. It's always changing so it's always exciting and new and your teammates are always super supportive and it's a really fun day to have with everyone".
What is your favorite memory of being on the GVSU Stock Team Equestrian Club?
"When I won my first class my sophomore year and it happened to be on my dad's birthday and he had driven out to watch me".
How did you become a part of the GVSU Stock Team Equestrian Club?
"I became a part after being on my high school team for four years and I was looking for a way to continue riding and competing. So I found the team after Campus Life night and then I joined".