Access and Affordability, Stories of Impact

Grace Walker

Walking an unfamiliar road isn’t a problem for Grace Walker ’18, an equestrian performance and business administration double major with a concentration in marketing. Walker is not only a full-time student she is also a young entrepreneur with her own equine riding/jumping/dressage business, G Walker Dressage.

Walker journeyed across the country from southern California to study at Houghton, and it was not until she rode and trained under equestrian director Jo-Anne Young ’69 that she began to consider integrating her passion for equine dressage with the formation of her own small business.

Walker’s faith is the central component of her goals as she seeks to be an example of a Christ-follower in a profession and industry where Christianity is uncommon. Walker remarks: “I want to live out a life that portrays [giving] all glory to God in all of my accomplishments as well as grace in my failures.”