For Hannah Venne, horses have always been the center of her life.
“My dad used to try to sign me up for all different sports, “she said, “but according to my mom and I, the barn is where I needed to be.”
From dressage to hunter jumper and onto Polo Cross, Venne has done it all. At 17 years old, Polo Cross brought Hannah Venne to Burnett, TX.
In a twist of fate, Hannah’s search for a Polo Cross Horse on Craigslist led her to a little black mare that was advertised as a finished cutting horse.” Venne soon realized her new mare was “not so finished.” Knowing very little about cutting, she turned to trainer Mike Crumpler for lessons.
In 2016, her passion for cutting grew when she received a special horse for Christmas. It was a Dual Pep gelding out of Smart Little Lena, which she instantly bonded with. Naming him Gizmo, the duo has become quite a success. With the continued help of Crumpler, Hannah and Gizmo finished Top 10 in the American Cutting Horse Association standings in the $2,500 and $25,000 Non Pro classes in 2018.
Venne has bigger plans for 2019: To lead the ACHA $50,000 Non Pro. Best of Luck Hannah Venne!
Why Hannah Uses CHTO: “I love the ‘Get Coached’ feature, I have used it several times with Jonathon Rogers. It has really helped me!”