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Tessa Eash

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As a person, I am very diligent in every task, sport, or academic assignment handed to me. I never take shortcuts to get the task finished faster. Instead, I take my time to ensure that everything is getting done correctly and in a timely manner. I also take any obstacle or challenge in front of me and use it as an opportunity to learn from that certain challenge. Many people would give up at the first sign of a problem, but not me. I face every obstacle with optimism and faith in myself to overcome it. I may fail at times, but every failure only makes me stronger both emotionally and mentally. I am also a very hard worker not only in school but in every job I have ever had, I give 110% of myself to that job or assignment. I am very independent and have taught myself how to be happy and content being by myself and working by myself. With this skill, I am able to depend on myself to get every assignment done and ensure I do well on every tests or quiz by studying and preparing. This skill also applies to my jobs where I would work by myself to ensure everything is getting done correctly and efficiently. Outside of school, I am involved in horseback riding, which I have been doing since I was six years old. I show in various competitions such as barrel racing, breakaway roping, ranch horse shows, etc. After high school, I plan on turning my passion into a career by becoming an equine veterinarian while also being a horse trainer specializing in ranch/cow-bred horses. Horses are not my hobby, but my life passion that I plan to turn into my future career.

Education

Central Hardin High School

High School
2020 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Majors of interest:

    • Animal Sciences
    • Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields, Other
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Veterinary

    • Dream career goals:

      To be a successful equine vet and hopefully, get the opportunity to work at the historical Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas. The Four Sixes has an amazing veterinary services in both reproduction and general services. .

    • I am currently co-oping at the animal hospital where I am a runner. I run patents back into their rooms, clean empty rooms, and stock up on supplies. This is an amazing opportunity for me to be able to gain my required hours for vet school.

      E-town Animal Hospital
      2023 – Present1 year
    • I was a farm hand where I would feed grain to various horses, administer medications, clean stalls, and clean the barns. I also became a lesson instructor as well, where I taught kids ranging from various ages.

      Wild Rose Equestrian Center
      2021 – 20221 year
    • Horseback riding instructor while also feed horses, cows, and exercising various horses. I also did maintenance around the ranch such as mowing, weed eating, unloading hay, etc.

      Lazy 4T Ranch
      2023 – Present1 year

    Sports

    Equestrian

    Club
    2010 – Present14 years

    Awards

    • 3rd in barrel racing
    • 3rd in varius classes such as equitation and trail classes
    • 2nd and 6th in a VERY competative ranch riding class
    • 4th in cattle boxing
    • 5th in cattle sort and pen

    Research

    • Agriculture/Veterinary Preparatory Programs

      Murray State duel credit program — I enrolled in Murray State's duel credit program to better my education in pre-vet knowledge which required I research various diseases, medicines, etc.
      2022 – 2023

    Arts

    • Scholastic Book Fair

      Sculpture
      2011 – 2011
    • Breyerfest

      Art Criticism
      No
      2021 – 2021

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      4-H — Me and my mom went to our local nursing home as apart of my 4-H organization to sing Christmas carols to senior citizens to help brighten their day.
      2017 – 2017
    • Volunteering

      Feeding America — I went with my school's FFA to Feeding American to package various foods in boxes that would be send to teenagers in low income families in our community.
      2021 – 2021
    • Volunteering

      Wild Rose Equestrian Center — Me and my mom cleaned up sticks and debris blocking trails and cleaned up any debris that pose as a potential safety hazard.
      2015 – 2015

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Inguz Memorial Scholarship
    Blood, sweat, and tears are essential in working with horses. The early mornings and late nights in the barn show true dedication and grit that are essential for outstanding horsemen and women. The anticipation and adrenaline working with these animals that could harm you in an instant are like a drug, making me crave for my next fix like a junkie. When I was little, animals were my love. I always grew up around animals and were surrounded with animal breeds, caretaking, and animal health books. I loved all animals big and small, furry or scaly, I didn't have a favorite. That was until I swung my leg over my first small, brown horse. The rest will go down in history. I instantly fell in love with these big creatures. It was their beauty and grace that drew me in and made me fall in love with the sport. The relationship between rider and horse is unbreakable and steel strong that nothing can separate them. After my first pony ride I begged my mom to sign me up for lessons. However growing up in a family that was not centered around horses and were not in good financial support, my mom was weary about my pleas. This made me wish for it even more, a fact about me, when I wanted something, I didn't stop until I had it in my grip. Eventually, my family was able to afford those one hour a week lessons where I would fall deeply in love with many different aspects of riding whether it be barrel racing, pole bending, roping, reining, working cow horse, and even english. Over the summers I would participate in summer camps that revolved around riding and also informational classes in between riding sessions. We learned about different tack options, as well as learning the health and anatomy of horses. Not only was I completely devoted and in love with horses, but I started to love anatomy and health aspects of horses. Anatomy allowed my brain to remember muscles and bones which was very exciting and interesting to learn. During those summers spending time with various horses and learning about health and anatomy made me realize what my calling in life was, I was going to become an equine veterinarian. I knew the moment after our first anatomy class that I wanted to be an equine vet that not only combined my love for horses, but also my love for medicine and health. After my decision was made and I entered the big world of high school I started to prepare for my career. I started taking all of the animal science classes that my school offered which led me to complete my pathway in those classes which then certified me as being career ready. I then took an anatomy class my junior year where I learned about diseases, muscles, and bones, then we later dissected a cat which helped prepare me for my future field and helped introduce me to medical terms. I am now working at an animal hospital where I can get accustomed to a vets office surroundings while also gaining my hours required for vet school. Since my first pony ride I have loved horses and aspired to ride horses for the rest of my life. Horses have taught me what determination, responsibly, and patience is and are essential qualities that make not only outstanding horsemen, but also future veterinarians as well. I hope to become both as my time in college prepares me for both my career in medicine and professionally riding as well.