Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Shenia Lynn Martin is the 21 year old daughter of Monty and Tammy. Shenia is a sophomore at Truckee Meadows Community College. She is completing coursework which will help fulfill a lifelong goal of starting a Therapeutic Equine Facility. Shenia aspires to offer children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities an outlet for communication and self-expression through equine therapy. She would like to specialize with those who have Down Syndrome and Autism. Along with running a therapeutic equine facility, Shenia plans on working her way up to someday managing her family’s construction business.
Shenia and her family have always loved being active outdoors. She started riding at the age of 5 and has always felt a deep connection with her animals. Shenia began riding English, and joined 4-H. She then fell in love with cutting and have continued to grow and compete in the cutting world. For the past 2 years, Shenia earned a coveted position on the Reno Rodeo Flag team.
In her free time, Shenia rides her horses, works with her dad on her Grandpa’s ’71 Chevy pick-up, and enjoys the outdoors. She especially loves to hike and camp as much as she can.