Please Join West Palms Events in Welcoming Isis Willis and Nathan Williams-Bonner to the 95th Annual Flintridge Horse Show

West Palms Events and the 95th Annual Flintridge Horse Show would like to welcome Compton Junior Posse members and competitors Isis Willis and Nathan Williams-Bonner to Flintridge this spring!
Isis is a proud member of the CJP, and although she has four years of Western riding experience, she has only been riding English for about nine months. In spite of her short time spent in this discipline, she loves the new challenge and can’t wait to compete this spring. “Riding makes me feel free, like I’m able to do anything,” Isis said, summing up the goals of the Compton Junior Posse.
Isis says that riding makes her feel free
Photo provided by: CJP
Isis takes riding seriously and continuously tries to improve her skills and grow her knowledge of horsemanship both on and off the horses she rides. She loves the CJP program and said, “Compton Junior Posse is important to me because it’s a place where a group of completely unrelated people come together like a family to do something they love and just have fun.”
This spring, Isis will be competing at the 95th Annual Flintridge Horse Show through the help and contributions of West Palms Events. CJP Founder Mayisha Akbar commented, “I’m amazed each week as I watch Isis’s focus and determination develop. This will truly help Isis become a serious equestrian competitor.”
Nathan Williams-Bonner is also competing at the 95th Annual Flintridge Horse Show, riding a horse named Cuba. Nathan has been riding for 8 years and says, “My favorite thing about riding is how it can remove you from everything outside of horses and create a happy place where you and your horse reside, as well as give you a slice of humble pie.” Nathan has enjoyed learning about horses, their care and riding through the Compton Junior Posse over the years, and commented, “The Compton Junior Posse is so important to me because it presents a plethora of opportunities to the inner city that our youth are typically not afforded.”
Nathan discusses how CJP allows inner city youth
opportunities that are not normally available
Photo provided by Nathan
Photo by: Patty Wilding Photography
The CJP was created through the efforts of Mayisha Akbar to inspire confidence, help children discover a special bond with horses, and show them how equestrian skills like perseverance, patience and hard work translate into real-world skills they can apply anywhere. A strong supporter of the CJP, West Palms Events has worked with this organization for years, donating funds, equipment, and helping to connect guest trainers with the program.
“This season, we are covering the costs of horses and show fees to enable CJP members to ride and show at some of our events,” commented Dale Harvey. ” I am thrilled that West Palms Events is involved in this endeavor and I am looking forward to seeing the kids enjoy themselves and enhance their riding skills at our shows. This is such a great cause, and I wholeheartedly support Mayisha and her incredible program. She truly makes a difference in children’s lives and I am proud to be a part of the CJP.”
Founded in 1988 by Mayisha Akbar, the Compton Junior Posse provides inner-city youth with a year-round after school program that uses equestrian activities to inspire youth to reach their personal, academic and career goals – a powerful alternative to the equally powerful lure of gang and drug lifestyles. CJP’s award-winning program has given inner city kids a framework for success by teaming them with horses and highly skilled instructors such as Olympic Gold Medalist Will Simpson. In 2014 the CJP provided service to over 1,500 inner city youth, and scholarships to 12 CJP youth in college.
Stay up to date on all our exciting events and the 2016 show season by visiting our website and following us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter!
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Please Join West Palms Events in Welcoming Isis Willis and Nathan Williams-Bonner to the 95th Annual Flintridge Horse Show

West Palms Events and the 95th Annual Flintridge Horse Show would like to welcome Compton Junior Posse members and competitors Isis Willis and Nathan Williams-Bonner to Flintridge this spring!
Isis is a proud member of the CJP, and although she has four years of Western riding experience, she has only been riding English for about nine months. In spite of her short time spent in this discipline, she loves the new challenge and can’t wait to compete this spring. “Riding makes me feel free, like I’m able to do anything,” Isis said, summing up the goals of the Compton Junior Posse.
Isis says that riding makes her feel free
Photo provided by: CJP
Isis takes riding seriously and continuously tries to improve her skills and grow her knowledge of horsemanship both on and off the horses she rides. She loves the CJP program and said, “Compton Junior Posse is important to me because it’s a place where a group of completely unrelated people come together like a family to do something they love and just have fun.”
This spring, Isis will be competing at the 95th Annual Flintridge Horse Show through the help and contributions of West Palms Events. CJP Founder Mayisha Akbar commented, “I’m amazed each week as I watch Isis’s focus and determination develop. This will truly help Isis become a serious equestrian competitor.”
Nathan Williams-Bonner is also competing at the 95th Annual Flintridge Horse Show, riding a horse named Cuba. Nathan has been riding for 8 years and says, “My favorite thing about riding is how it can remove you from everything outside of horses and create a happy place where you and your horse reside, as well as give you a slice of humble pie.” Nathan has enjoyed learning about horses, their care and riding through the Compton Junior Posse over the years, and commented, “The Compton Junior Posse is so important to me because it presents a plethora of opportunities to the inner city that our youth are typically not afforded.”
Nathan discusses how CJP allows inner city youth
opportunities that are not normally available
Photo provided by Nathan
Photo by: Patty Wilding Photography
The CJP was created through the efforts of Mayisha Akbar to inspire confidence, help children discover a special bond with horses, and show them how equestrian skills like perseverance, patience and hard work translate into real-world skills they can apply anywhere. A strong supporter of the CJP, West Palms Events has worked with this organization for years, donating funds, equipment, and helping to connect guest trainers with the program.
“This season, we are covering the costs of horses and show fees to enable CJP members to ride and show at some of our events,” commented Dale Harvey. ” I am thrilled that West Palms Events is involved in this endeavor and I am looking forward to seeing the kids enjoy themselves and enhance their riding skills at our shows. This is such a great cause, and I wholeheartedly support Mayisha and her incredible program. She truly makes a difference in children’s lives and I am proud to be a part of the CJP.”
Founded in 1988 by Mayisha Akbar, the Compton Junior Posse provides inner-city youth with a year-round after school program that uses equestrian activities to inspire youth to reach their personal, academic and career goals – a powerful alternative to the equally powerful lure of gang and drug lifestyles. CJP’s award-winning program has given inner city kids a framework for success by teaming them with horses and highly skilled instructors such as Olympic Gold Medalist Will Simpson. In 2014 the CJP provided service to over 1,500 inner city youth, and scholarships to 12 CJP youth in college.
Stay up to date on all our exciting events and the 2016 show season by visiting our website and following us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter!
Elizabeth Cappon for West Palms Events
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