I, Amy Witt, aspire to inspire while striving to change peoples' lives through my words.
Through California Dreamin', I share all of my editorial work and photography, along with talking about anything that excites me, educates, raises awareness or is completely authentic. My pride in my work relies heavily on being honest, factual, real, raw and genuine. I believe I separate myself from other writers and individuals because I actually live the lifestyle. From halter breaking a colt to doctoring calves in a field, to backing into the box with a breakaway rope or nodding my head to stick a steer, being in my saddle is first nature.
As a young girl, I fell in love with horses. Since I was nine, I started showing western pleasure in 4-H and open shows but quickly found it wasn't for me . At the age of ten, I was introduced to rodeo and at twelve, I was introduced to team roping and have craved the sport since. From junior rodeo to high school rodeo, I have won various roping championships from state to national titles. Fortunately, I was raised around some of the best cowboys, horse trainers/breeders and ropers who pushed me to work harder than men. Being raised on various ranches allowed me to earn a title as a cowgirl - In high school, I broke and started colts and cowboyed to enter and pay my bills. Outside of rodeo, I have worked alongside Hall of Fame cutting horse trainer, Scott Weis.
For my whole life, I have worked for my family's business, Witt Hardwoods - www.witthardwoods.com - working alongside my dad logging California Buckeye and English Walnut and assisting in all aspects of the business. I was raised to hike, hunt and skin my own kills as well as throw a line and fillet a fish. Mother Earth and Nature are deeply rooted in my heart and also contribute to my spirituality and journey.
Through my love and passion for fashion, horses, nature and rodeo, I began writing for various publications in the industry starting my blog in 2010 with my first column in The Ropers Sports News. Shortly after, I began contributing to multiple publications of all genres all over the world.
My goal is to be the best and most reputable rodeo and equine journalist in the industry, become a successful author writing western stories, as well as someday starting and owning my own equine publication. Beyond my western writing, I am working to educate children through beautifully told and colorful books.