Local Youths Win At National Show
Two local teens recently travelled to Fort Worth, Texas, to compete in the Andalusian National Championship Show. Caitlin Glazier and Macy Mack, both of McConnellsburg, qualified in August at the Eastern Regional Andalusian Show in Lexington, Va.
Caitlin showed the Half Andalusian gelding "Dios Viento" (a/k/a "Spirit") and the Purebred Andalusian stallion, "El Coronel." Macy showed the Half Andalusian colt "Eladio's Estrella" and also rode "El Coronel."
The horses were bred and trained at Glazier's Hidden Valley Farm. The gelding "Dios Viento" was orphaned at three weeks and survived on cherry Kool-Aid until he began eating foal milk replacer. As soon as he was old enough, Caitlin began training him to ride. All of his training was done by the 13-year-old, which is quite an achievement at this young age
Caitlin's parents drove the girls and the horses on the twoday journey to Fort Worth. The first day of showing proved very successful, with the girls accumulating five national championships and a top-five finish.The girls and horses worked hard for the next three days of competition. The days began early, ended late and were full of anticipation and excitement. By the end of the four-day show, the girls had amassed seven grand national championships and 10 top-five placings.