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Coree Reuter-McNamara

December 11, 2013

Palmer Sisters Score A U.S. Vaulting First In Germany

It’s not often that you get to be the first person to do anything, but sisters Cassidy and Kimberly Palmer achieved that honor when they won the pas de deux at the FEI Vaulting World Cup qualifier at the Stuttgart German Masters, Nov. 13-17. It was the first time American vaulters had won a World Cup qualifier.

“It was the best feeling ever,” said Cassidy, 20. “I couldn’t be more happy. When they raised the flag and played the national anthem, that was definitely an unforgettable moment for my sister and me.”

September 17, 2013

Expedience Is Spurlock’s Saving Grace

Just when Kaitlin Spurlock was at her most broken, a stubborn chestnut mare saved her.

Spurlock, 23, had known Expedience for a number of years before she bought her in 2009. But a tragic accident with another horse shook Spurlock to her core soon after they joined forces. It was up to the feisty off-the-track Thoroughbred mare to make Spurlock love the sport of eventing again.

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