All of these things perfectly describe the mysterious life of OVS senior Morgan Dreier, who for the past four years has been in a quiet pursuit of greatness.
For both Morgan and her mom, OVS alum Nancy Dreier, horses have always been a part of their lives and a part of their family. Morgan’s grandmother first began riding at age 5, and Morgan’s mother first rode and got bucked off a horse at age 3.
Morgan first took the reins herself at the same age as her mom, keeping alive and reinventing that family tradition.
“Horses have influenced the directions of our lives greatly,” Ms. Dreier said enthusiastically about her childhood passion that eventually became the focus of her adult life, and which has now been passed on to Morgan.
Ms. Dreier has moved all around the world and even worked with Olympians, but eventually she returned to Ojai so that Morgan could have the equestrian experience that she had at OVS where she has spent the past few years as a horse whisperer of sorts.
Exuberantly embracing the equestrian lifestyle that her mother hoped she would have, Morgan now spends hours a day working diligently with horses. She trains her two horses everyday after school, making sure they stay healthy for competitions that lay ahead.
In order to pursue a lifetime of work with horses, and fulfill her dream of riding dressage for the U.S. Olympic team, Morgan recognizes that a lot of work must be done to achieve these goals.
“After college, my goal is to set up a business for animal transportation between the US and Europe,” Morgan said. “It would mainly be set on transporting horses; however, it would be good to open the possibilities for other animals as well.”
But Morgan doesn’t just want to start up this business, she wants to be the pilot that transports the animals too.
Morgan started taking flying lessons in September. She usually flies 2 to 3 times a week, and hopes to acquire a private pilot’s license before starting Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, where she has received a scholarship.
Being a senior, much of Morgan’s future is rather uncertain.
As is true with her fellow members of the Class of 2020, a return date to conclude her final year of high school and a start date for college are up in the air.
As many are still trying to decide between multiple admission offers, however, Morgan has secured her spot in the freshmen class of her dream school, where she plans to study the subjects that will enable her to pursue the future she has envisioned for herself.
I want to “graduate, work hard, set up my business in transportation, train again, work hard, win the Olympics, and live a happy and successful life,” Morgan said.
“I am beyond excited for Morgan!” her mom added. “What an exciting, and challenging life to be had.”Share