Saskia Walker’s goal is to make dreams come true for as many children as possible, she said.
Walker, nominated by 2012 Prime Poway Woman Meagan Karnes, teaches horseback riding to local children at the home her family rebuilt after the 2003 wildfires.
She said she discovered a love for horses as a child and wanted to share it with others.
“Since I’d like to open this opportunity up to as many children as possible, I don’t charge a lot for my lessons,” she said. “I’m in it with my heart.”
Walker, who looks up to women like Rosa Parks, is also involved with the popular Poway Rodeo and has volunteered with the city of Poway.
She enjoys celebrating her family.
“I’m the most proud, happy and grateful to have a wonderful family with my husband, Les,” she said. “I’m proud of all my four children and everything they’ve done so far in their little lives and we’ll help them in any way we can to get the best out of their lives.”
What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
“If you consider that Women’s History Month has been celebrated only since 1987, when Congress expanded the focus from one week to a month, it’s a relatively young celebration. It’s a start, though. But there is still a long way to go as far as gender equality in the U.S. and of course the rest of the world.”