Jesse Menville
Position: Novice Flat/Fences
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: River Vale, N.J.
High School: Bergen County Academies
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Q and A with Jesse

Why Dartmouth?

After visiting Dartmouth as a junior in high school I fell in love with the New Hampshire scenery and the outdoorsy feel of the school. Everyone I talked to was so enthusiastic and welcoming, and no other school I saw had a student body that could match that.

How long have you been riding and what got you interested in riding?

I started riding when I was 8 after my mom got me a book about horseback riding. I begged my parents to sign me up for lessons, and on my 8th birthday, they agreed. As I got older I became more involved, riding more times per week and leasing horses, and I've loved riding ever since.

Tell me something that might come as a surprise to your teammates:

I really love drawing and painting, especially when it comes to sketching portraits.

What activities are you involved in outside of the equestrian team?

I love to go on trips with Cabin and Trail, and I am also a part of Dartmouth EMS.

What are your future plans?

I'm still undecided about what major I want to pursue, but I'd love to do something that incorporates my love of languages.