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About Kaitlyn Farrington

Kaitlyn Farrington was raised on a ranch near Bellevue, where she became involved in athletics at an early age. Winner of the 2010 U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix and a fourth-place finisher in this year’s Snowboard World Championships, at this writing she is vying for a spot on the U.S. Winter Olympics team.

Cowgirl Up

My love for Idaho is long and varied. I had so many wonderful experiences growing up on my family’s ranch south of Bellevue that I can hardly imagine growing up any other way. My parents got a divorce when I was in third grade, but my dad moved just down the road, to the other side of our hundred acres. It was great, because I could either hop on my horse bareback and ride down to the other house, or hop on my four-wheeler. I suspect there are not many other places you can do that.

I used to go on really long four-wheeling rides to this place we called “Up Top.” It was our other piece of land, a little more than 250 acres. All over Up Top were natural springs, where I would swim during the summer. Up Top was my getaway. Continue reading

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