Lillie Keenan, who has already made a big name for herself in all three rings, took home yet another prestigious title over the weekend at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Well over 200 junior equitation finalists descended upon Harrisburg, PA this weekend to vie for the top honors in the Medal Finals. Lillie is a student of prestigious New York trainer Andre Dignelli and has an easy and natural rhythm to her riding that has brought her much success in her young career.
Riders, who qualified for the finals by based on their placings in regional competitions throughout the year, competed in a preliminary round first, with only a handful of riders making the callback to the featured final round. The top 6 riders then had to ride a no-stirrup “work out” that would make even us tough eventers quake in our boots for the final results.
Check out Lillie’s winning work out below and previous rounds. I don’t know about you, but I had to double check that she was in fact without stirrups!
Final Work Out: