Tag: USDF Rider Medals
When I walk into the barn in the morning, I am greeted by not one, but five sweet Irish faces. To say I am a fan of the breed would be an understatement. I love the temperament, and the versatility of them all. It’s so important to find the right job for a horse, and for Archie, that is all of them!
Dunton’s Irish Magnum is a 2007 Irish Draught Sport Horse. Her bloodlines are considered to be that of a traditional Irish horse. She is a mix of Irish Draught, Connemara pony, and Thoroughbred. A traditional bred horse is any combination of those three breeds, but with no warmblood influence in any way.
Legatto is such a gentle old soul, working with anyone from beginners to experienced riders. In September of 2019, Legatto and I started training at Fourth Level, a level I could never have dreamed of riding. Both Legatto and I loved the new challenges, and as such, signed up for our first sanctioned show at Fourth Level, in October, only a month into riding together.
As we built our partnership, we accumulated a number of accomplishments, but I would have to say our greatest accomplishment was obtaining all six USDF Rider Medals and USDF Freestyle Bars together - all before I turned 21. We are one of only a small number of US riders to accomplish this feat in general, let alone an even smaller group to do so at such a young age and all on one horse.
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