Taylor also has a strong support system. Grandmother Gloria Svenconis is a regular fixture at competitions, traveling with her granddaughter and offering moral support and financial help.
“If I didn’t have Nana, I wouldn’t be doing shows,” Taylor said earlier this year.
Her grandmother may not be on the back of a horse, but Taylor’s mother said it’s almost like being there.
Nana was right there for her granddaughter's most recent honors.
"Oh, most certainly, Nana was there in tears," Allen said.