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July 11, 2013

Local equestrians shine at show

DERRY — Follow Your Dreams Farms students did well at a recent horse show at Oakrise Farm in Goffstown.

The two end-of-day champions were Amy Oneil riding Apple Jack and Maria Del Vecchio riding her horse Cole.

End-of-day reserve champions were Brianna Lamonica riding Dakota and Izabella Hardimon riding Apple Jack.

The students not only brought home ribbons, but alsolearned many valuable lessons during the show. Each rider took care of their horse or pony for the day, making sure they had enough hay and water, loosened their cinches and made sure the animals were comfortable in the heat.

The riders took care of each other, too, calling out class times, finding misplaced helmets, calming show nerves, giving pep talks, getting water, discussing strategy, and cheering each other on.

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