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leads the country in the Small Junior Hunter 15&U and was Champion at USEF National Junior Hunter Finals- West (Del Mar, CA). Grace’s horse Pandora was recently Champion at the Capital Challenge Horse Show (MD) in the Second Year Green Hunters with Hunt Tosh. She also inspires her younger sister Kyra Russell, 10, who rides with Balmoral and shows her ponies Red, White, & Blue and Fun Factory in the Children’s Ponies.
RELAXED PONY FUN AT BALMORAL IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
MACI ANDERSON: As is the case with many riders, Maci Anderson took her first riding lesson ever at Balmoral. Maci, 10, of Pacific Palisades, California, started 2015 in the Short Stirrup divisions. Maci moved up with Merlin the Magnificent through the ranks to Children’s Pony Hunters winning tricolors at HITS Thermal (Thermal, CA) and then the Medium Pony Hunters at the end of the circuit. They continued their success throughout the spring and summer learning the ranks of the pony hunter divisions. Maci and Merlin, a 12 year old British Riding Pony gelding (Lannorth Debonair x Royale Glory), competed at their first national horse show together in August, USEF Pony Finals (Lexington, Kentucky), where Maci won the Sportsmanship Award. Maci's younger sister Sadie Anderson also rides and shows with Balmoral. Sadie, 8, recently moved up from cross-rails to the short stirrup with her ponies Social Butterfly and Goldfish. KAITLYN VAN KONYNENBURG: Kaitlyn, 17, of Pacific Palisades, CA, who is in her last junior year, has achieved her goals riding with Balmoral for the last seven years. Her accolades are literally too long to list, but
ABOVE: BALMORAL BARN MANAGER JENNIFER TAYLOR WITH HER SON CODY. LEFT: GRACE PROCHILO, CARLETON AND TRACI BROOKS, AND KAITLYN VAN KONYNENBURG ENJOYING HITS THERMAL (THERMAL, CA) IN 2015. RIGHT: KAITLYN VAN KONYNENBURG AND COMMISSARIO AT USHJA INTERNATIONAL HUNTER DERBY FINALS (LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY) IN 2015. PHOTO © SHAWN MCMILLEN PHOTOGRAPHY.
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