Deena grew up riding horses in Nevada. Her love of horses took a back seat to starting a nursing career and raising a family. Her dream of sharing her love of horses with her girls came true 8 years-ago when they bought a farm in Palm City, Florida. Deena is an avid Fox Hunter and enjoys trail riding with her girls who ride Dressage and Hunter/Jumpers. Living and riding in Florida all year long requires clothing that is lightweight, breathable and protects you from the sun. The idea for ATE came from a desire to create casual equestrian clothing that is fun and functional and can be worn all year long in the sun.