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McKayla Langmeier, 17. (East Granby, CT) Equestrian Prodigy The daughter of two storied professionals, Linda Kossick Langmeier and Kenny Langmeier, McKayla has made the most of her genetic gifts. At 15 years old, she won the 2015 ASPCA Maclay Equitation Finals, making Linda and McKayla the first mother/daughter duo to have ever won a Final. And, she won it after having gone first, a difficult position for any rider in any class. In 2016, at the age of 16, she won her first FEI class in Spruce Meadows, as well as the Best Junior Rider Award at Devon, the HITS Saugerties Hunter Derby, and the Saratoga Grand Prix. McKayla was second in the USEF Medals Finals twice – in 2015 and 2016. She was Reserve Champion in the USEF Talent Search Finals East in 2015 and fifth in 2016. My bet? She will come on with a vengeance in 2017, her final junior year, and then continue to be one of the best riders in the United States.

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The Plaid Horse - August 2017 - The Pony Issue  

The Plaid Horse - August 2017 - The Pony Issue

The Plaid Horse - August 2017 - The Pony Issue  

The Plaid Horse - August 2017 - The Pony Issue