Degree: B.S. Agribusiness Management; Equine Studies minor with an emphasis in equine management, May 2017Career: Lexi works as a riding instructor at a Saddlebred barn and in sales and marketing with her family-owned horseback riding apparel business. She is a riding instructor at Fiesta Farm, an American Saddlebred lesson, training, and show facility located in Elkview, WV. As an instructor, she teaches young riders fundamentals and introduces them to the show industry through the academy division of competition. Lexi's second source of employment is within her family’s business, The Patchwork Pony, a horseback riding apparel consignment shop. At The Patchwork Pony, she works with customers to help outfit them for the show ring, manages social media to market the business, and processes shipments to online customers.
Internships: During her undergraduate career, Lexi worked with her family business, The Patchwork Pony. Using the skills and knowledge she gained from agricultural marketing courses, she brought new ideas and strategies to the business, such as revamping the shop’s social media presence to expand their customer base nationwide.
WVU Student Organizations: Lexi began her freshman year by joining the English Equestrian team. While on the team, Bragg met many friends, with whom she maintained relationships throughout the remainder of her time at WVU. She learned about a different riding style, which she now applies to her instructor position at Fiesta Farm.
On attending WVU: “Being a Mountaineer was wonderful for many reasons, but being a student in the Davis College and choosing the Equine Studies minor was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I met so many people who held common interests to mine, and reinforced my knowledge of the things which I am passionate about. I use knowledge that I gained during my four years at WVU every day in my career, and cannot thank the Davis College enough!”