We are so proud to welcome Reegan Dempsey, a 13 year old grade 8 student, to our Wilde Child Tribe.
Compassionate, Courageous and Selfless, she represents everything Wilde Child stands for.
Reegan is the definition of a true horsewoman and mentor. Not only does she always lend a helping hand to those in need, she is also always striving to learn more.
Read on to learn more about this vivacious young lady!
Hello my name is Reegan Dempsey, RJ or Red are my nicknames. I am 13 years old and I am in grade 8.
I have 4 horses, 3 donkeys, 1 dog and many cats. I love living on the farm.
I love spending time with my friends, coaches, mentors, family and of course my animals.
I belong to the ABRA association, AHSRA, Amisk 4-H club and the Hardisty Rodeo Association. I live by the 4-H pledge.
MY HEAD TO CLEARER THINKING,
MY HEART TO GREATER LOYALTY,
MY HANDS TO LARGER SERVICE,
MY HEALTH TO BETTER LIVING,
FOR MY CLUB, MY COMMUNITY, AND MY COUNTRY.
I have gone to a few leadership camps and functions this year. They have helped me grow as a person.
I work hard in school to achieve the marks I do, and at the end of the year I can see how far I have come.
My goals have changed a bit this year, I still want to compete at the highest caliber that I can, but I also want to be the best that I can be in horsemanship. It's not always winning, it's doing it correctly. That gives me many rewards. I am currently learning through one of my mentors how to train my 3 year old. That has been so rewarding.
I want to continue to work with my art, sketches and designs, I want to keep playing with colors and follow my imagination.
Last year I helped organize a jackpot fundraiser for the Stollery Children's hospital, we raised around $6000-$8000. Last year I decided to ride for 6 kids that I know, or knew. I placed their picture on my saddle pad. I learned how important this hospital is for these kids and others. I rode in memory of a girl that passed away at the age of 4. She was the sister of a friend of mine. I also donated 3 of the
`Ùnicorn` (from the Air Conditioned Shirt)shirts to 3 fundraisers.
1- Cans for courage( the Stollery fundraiser)
2- The Ronald McDonald House fundraiser that my friend Ryen organized.
3- The ABRA PeeWee finals and I was honored to speak in front of a full house. I spoke about the Air Conditioned shirt, how the
` Unicorn shirt ` was created, and I left the kids with a few words to think about that was close to my heart. These words are,
“Always be yourself,
never forget your roots.
I also can be found helping the seniors plant flowers in the spring, picking garbage, picking rocks or painting for the Hardisty Rodeo, I am out and about helping and fundraising for our 4-H club. If at a gymkhana, Rodeo, or a fun riding event I can be found moving barrels, raking or helping a PeeWee. Sometimes you can find me giving support or a needed hug. I love to pay it forward and I am always helping.