Mara began riding at 2.5 years old and has had a varied career with horses, from riding the family’s off the track Thoroughbred to riding Tennessee Walkers, trail riding, saddleseat, driving, starting young horses, working with problem horses, working as a barn manager and volunteering with therapeutic riding programs. For the last few years, Mara has been volunteering as a Mounted Steward at the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park. In 2013,

Mara was introduced to hunting and has been in love with the sport since then, riding with both Miami Valley Hunt and Rocky Fork Headley Hunt on RFHH member Jim Harrison’s horses. Mara now lives in Granville with her dog Mousse, Saddlebred, Zing, Dutch Harness Horse, Dexter and Percheron-Paint cross, Griffin. Mara is also the co-founder and co-operator of Cloverleaf Design Build Develop, LLC which is based out of Granville.