THESE ARE OUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITORS.... THESE ARE THEIR STORIES.... KELLY BALLINGER

I am super excited to be able to take part in the National Show with my equine partner, TNT Spirit of a Doc. Up until about a year ago competing at an A Rated Show at a facility such as Haras was not even a thought in my mind. In the summer of 2017 I was given the opportunity to ride Spirit and what a blessing he is to me. We are truly a team both of us working together for the other. We just recently qualified for the National Show. My daughter, Kirsty, who is a senior in high school qualified at the end of 2017. So we decided to take a leap of faith for this rare opportunity - October here we come - mom and daughter competing together. The sport of Working Equitation has brought us to a place where we have crossed paths with many wonderful people which have turned into treasured friendships and continue to meet new faces. I love the support from fellow competitors within the sport. This sport allows us to continue to grow horsemanship skills, meet new horse friends and compete in a positive, family friendly environment. (Praying that show nerves don’t get the best of me.) 

Picture by A. Spivey

Note: if you want to share with us your road to the championship, your involvement with Working Equitation and/or some fun facts of your horse partners, please send an email with pictures to carmen@confederationwe.us

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