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Watching Alisha Newton grow up on the critically acclaimed series Heartland, in which she has starred for nine seasons, fans are treated to Newton’s character, Georgie Flemming, blossoming from a young scrappy preteen into a grounded 20-year-old. Alisha started riding Western when she was four on her grandma’s Vancouver ranch and added the English discipline at age 11, upon learning that Georgie was going to be riding jumpers on Heartland. She now owns, trains, and rides two horses: Aflame, a Dutch Warmblood Pinto gelding, and Diva, an Oldenburg mare.
Alisha has spent 15 of her 20 years around horses. She strongly believes they are a great learning experience, whether she’s sitting and observing their habits and personalities, or watching her friends ride. “No matter how long you are around them, or what style you are riding, you are always learning new things and always evolving.”